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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 Downtown
161 S. Charlotte St.

2015 Activities

June 6th- ASAP
June 13th- Buncombe County Department of Health and Human Services
June 20th- Asheville Art Museum
June 27th- Bee City USA

July 4th- ASAP
July 11th- snake, rabbit, and snail bookmobile
July 18th- Asheville GreenWorks
July 25th- Buncombe County Libraries

August 1st- Spellbound Children’s Bookshop
August 8th- TBD
august 15th-TBD
August 22nd- Buncombe County Master Gardeners
August 29th- TBD

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 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 arts and 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 @ Market manual, contact us.