GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Food trucks often provide delicious meals your eyes feel good about, but not your stomach. "We eat to nourish ourselves and to me I just don`t want to play the game if I'm not serving the best food I can,” says Elizabeth Gibbs, food truck owner in the Triad. She and her co-owner, Steve Scott, have a philosophy different than most trucks out on the street.
The pair has been running their truck called, Small Potatoes, for about a year now. And at the National Folk Festival in Greensboro, Small Potatoes is planning on making a big impression.
"Our goal is to feed people intelligently with good tasty local food and so if we don't prepare correctly for a big festival like this we may have a lot left over,” explains Scott. They’re hoping to serve locally sourced and healthy food to about 400 people per day.
The menu at Small Potatoes can change depending on what’s fresh, but it always includes local meats and seasonal vegetables. “I really try to use farmers that are within an hour`s drive. I don't want to drive further than that and it means that the product is fresh,” says Gibbs.
Gibbs and Scott hope they’ll feed and teach a few of the 100,000 people expected at the festival a thing or two about food grown right in North Carolina. "In the Triad people are still learning about it. I think they do embrace local food they just don't know it by that name they don`t think of it that way.”