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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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Growing Minds @ Market

Growing Minds @ Market


When the school year comes to a close, ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program looks ahead to supporting summer programming at farmers markets, specifically our Growing Minds @ Market activity series.

Growing Minds @ Market ([email protected]) is a space at a farmers market set aside for children and families so that children can engage in fun projects focused on local food and farms. In other words, it’s ASAP’s Growing Minds program at tailgates instead of schools. Activities include fresh local food tastings, local food- and farm-based arts and crafts, and physical activities and games. Contact your local farmers market to see if they offer [email protected] activities.

Contact us  Growing Minds @ Market Manual Coverto get our [email protected] manual, which is full of local food and farm based children’s activities perfect for the tailgate market setting and community events and settings of all kinds. The manual is free for tailgate markets in the Appalachian Grown region and can be purchased by community organizations, individuals, and markets outside the Appalachian Grown region. In addition to helpful tips on launching a Growing Minds @ Market program, the manual includes local food-based crafts, tasting and cooking activities, and scavenger hunts. Check out our herb tea and salsa activities to get an idea of manual content.

To get your copy of the Growing Minds @ Market manual, contact us.