These pictures are showing part of the GWU baseball team helping us remove weeds from a sweet potato field!
These future major leaguers (hopefully) did a great job on this field near Patterson Springs on Sat, Sep. 4. Remarkably, today was part of a holiday weekend for these student-athletes.
Harvesting will begin in approx 6 weeks. We really need rain!
New Harvest Photos!23, Aug
New harvest photos!
From a food drive in March to the final day of harvest in late Oct., 2020 has been an unusual year for the Cleveland County Potato Project. We didn't know we could conduct a food drive until COVID-19 created a need to feed people affected by the virus. With the help of many volunteers and super ma...
We are scheduled to receive 20,000 lbs of sweet potatoes on Fri morn at 8:30. They will be delivered to Washington Missionary Baptist Church located on Stoney Point Rd. Stoney Point runs between Waco and Hwy 74. At this point we will box up potatoes for the Salvation Army and leave some for Was...
In an attempt to improve our financial situation, Pete McGinnis has created a "GoFundMe" account for the Cleveland County Potato Project. There is a stated goal of $5000.00 but we could use more. To date $600.00 has been contributed. We thank the donors and hope that this will become a popular...
This is the update everyone has been looking for - announcing the beginning of white potato planting season.
Our 8th season of trying to grow potatoes starts Friday, Mar3, at the Travis Mangum farm off Kings Rd in Shelby. Bus loads of Jr. Civitan members, students, North Shelby School students,...
Potato Project Dinner- 201712, Jan
ALL: Come one, come all, to the 2017 Potato Project Dinner on Thurs. 26 at 6 pm. at the Baptist Men's Work Camp on Sharpton Rd, (just of South Lafayette St. in Shelby. This is the same site we have used for the past several years. Early weather forecast is dry with high temp. of 54.
Cost will b...
The Great Potato Happening 201601, Dec
Potatoes can be picked up tomorrow at 1635 E. Dixon Blvd, Shelby.
Last Minute Decision26, Nov
Email Forward: Project on Nov. 28
ALL: The CCPP is buying a trucvk load of sweet potatoes from Eastern NC. Thsse are seconds and this is somewhat of a risk for us. But, we are doing this for 2 reasons, one- we only produced 55,000 lbls this year, far less than our goal, and two, we may find ou...
Harvest Plans for Nov. 2016
ALL: We plan to harvest sweet potatoes tomorrow, Thurs, and Fri. at the Patterson Springs site on Sulphur Springs Rd Start at 9
4 drops of rain were spottted near Waco today. Please do not let that stop you from helping. Need trucks.
Week of Oct 31 - Nov 731, Oct
Busy week coming up. Hope to finish harvesting this week.
Starting tomorrow a.m, Oct 31, we will be working in two locations. Starting at 9, we will finish picking up potatoes at Spurling Rd plot in Fallston. Should finish this in 1 to 2 hours.
Also starting at 9, we will begin harvesting at...
We plan to move on to the Metcalf Rd site on **Tuesday at 9AM
The Boggs site will be harvested at 9 on Wed, Oct 26.
GWU End of Year Sale04, Oct
Gardner-Webb University is holding an end of year yard sale to benefit the Potato Project.
Events During October03, Oct
Here are our events happening in October