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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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Cookbook

This cookbook is aimed at getting even the pickiest kids to eat healthier foods with flavorful recipes that Chef Bobo developed while working in the kitchen at New York’s K-12 Calhoun School. Try the recipe for Cilantro, Tomato, Cucumber and Yogurt Raita using local late summer tomatoes and cucumbers.

These recipes from Southern Appalachia feature local recipes best made with local ingredients! Use local tart apples to make the Raw Apple Cake or late spring harvested ramps to make the Ramps and Bacon.

This cookbook features original recipes and poetry of Chef Michael R. Fahey inspired by the southern highlands of the Appalachian Mountains. The Autumn Beet-Apple-Fennel Salad is a perfect recipe to be made with local ingredients, or the indulgent Sweet Potato Ice Cream!

Dinner from Dirt provides the basic steps to teach children how to garden and what to plant.  Then it keeps on developing the idea of what we garden into what we eat, by providing recipes.  Dinner from Dirt shows children that if there is something they really like to eat, pizza or stir fry, they can create a special garden to grow ingredients for their favorite food.

Lacey Sher and Gail Doherty are the founders and chefs of New Jersey’s favorite organic vegan restaurant “Down to Earth”, and they’ve decided to pass on some of their favorite recipes to the rest of us vegetable-loving earthlings.  Although all the recipes are vegan, anyone can enjoy these simple and healthy dishes!

This local Vermont guide is filled with great information on different food benefit programs like WIC as well as tips like preserving food and recipes for families on a budget.

Filled with 420 recipes and information on more than 50 vegetables and herbs, this CSA designed resource promotes consuming fresh, local and sustainable foods.

Not for sure if you know how to cook?  Do you want to cook healthier?  Get Cooking will help you on both these questions, it is designed specifically for beginners and will get you in the kitchen.

Global Gourmet presents to the readers recipes from all around the world.  It has 60 traditional recipes, entertaining ideas that talks about each culture, and it focuses on 12 regions from around the world.

This book provides easy to follow instructions on how to grow seasonal plants, and also how to cook with what is growing in your garden.  It’s very kid friendly, so the whole family can get involved.