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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

9 am-12 pm
Asheville City Market
161 S. Charlotte St.

Activities resume in June, 2014:

June 7: Asheville Art Museum
June 14: MANNA FoodBank
June 21: Asheville Greenworks
June 28: ASAP

July 5: ASAP
July 12: Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services
July 19: Snake, rabbit, and snail bookmobile
July 26: Buncombe County Public Library

August 2: Girls on the Run of WNC
August 9: ASAP
August 16: Bee City USA (National Honey Bee Day)
August 23: Asheville Greenworks
August 30: Girl Scouts

When the school year comes to a close, ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Program looks ahead to summer programming, specifically our Growing Minds @ Market farmers market activity series. The summer series, formerly known as Kids Corner Market, takes place Saturdays in June, July, and August, at Asheville City Market Downtown. In 2013 the series also extended to North Asheville Tailgate Market and West Asheville Tailgate Market thanks to support from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.

Growing Minds @ Market (GM@M) 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 art crafts, and physical activities and games. Activities are offered in partnership with a variety of community organizations.

Contact us  Growing Minds @ Market Manual Coverto get our GM@M 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 at Market manual, contact us.