Crunch heard ’round the commonwealth

Published 6:53 pm Thursday, November 9, 2023

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Isle of Wight County Schools kicked off national farm-to-school month by making some noise on Oct. 5. Students, staff and state officials joined in the seventh annual “crunch heard ‘round the Commonwealth” by taking a bite into a Virginia-grown apple.

The school division held its event at the award-winning student-run farm behind Windsor Elementary, known as the Land Lab, where high school students enrolled in the division’s agriculture program learn the farming trade.

IWCS culinary arts students prepared refreshments for the guests using locally sourced ingredients, including ham from Darden’s Country Store. Participants had the opportunity to tour the Land Lab and the Little Sprouts preschool program housed at Windsor Elementary.