East Jackson Elementary School has been selected as a "Georgia Grown" Test Kitchen. The school lunchroom staff will get to test recipes featuring Georgia Grown items every month.
This past Thursday, the lunch menu featured Georgia Grown Summer Salad with fresh vegetables from the farm -and a dressing made from apple cider vinegar, Georgia Grown Olive Oil and Sorghum syrup a traditional southern sweetener which has a rich "molasses" like flavor.
In September, "Georgia Grown-Jackson Strong" will be held at EJES where the goal will be to using food grown almost entirely in Jackson County. There will be contests and prizes and art projects and a visit from Georgia's Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black, who lives in Commerce.