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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Recipes

The following recipes are parent, teacher, and kid-approved! They highlight local, seasonal ingredients and are perfect for making memorable meals and snacks both at home and in the classroom. Share your favorite local food recipes here. Ver nuestra página de recetas españolas.

These traditional apple chips are a great way to utilize local apples. Try using different varieties and see which ones you like best!

This classroom-friendly recipe does not require any cooking, and the local apples make it a sweet treat that kids will love! The associated lesson plan includes classroom suggestions for apple activities.

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This recipe combines local apples and local cabbage into a kid-friendly coleslaw. It is perfect for the classroom and does not require a stovetop or oven.

Yum! Who doesn’t love apple pancakes? This simple recipe requires a stovetop or portable butane burner for the classroom. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.

These quesadillas put a local spin on an old favorite. The associated lesson plan includes cabbage facts and activities.

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Using apples, squash, cranberries, and maple syrup, this dish is a delicious taste of fall! Read the nonfiction book, Cranberries: Fruit of the Bog to learn about how cranberries are grown and harvested while the dish cooks.

Teach your students that applesauce doesn’t have to come from a jar with this kid-friendly recipe.

The healthy benefits of a spinach salad flavored with unique, Asian-inspired flair. Make the bacon and hard-boiled eggs ahead of time and the recipe can be made in a classroom without a stovetop or oven.

Authors in the Pantry

Filled with recipes, stories, and book recommendations from children’s authors and illustrators, this book is a great resource to connect cooking with children’s literature.

Featuring local apples, these parfaits are a unique way to enjoy fall’s sweetest treat! Students can start by making their own granola for the recipe.