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Apples

Written in both Spanish and English, this book is an outstanding introduction to apple production for young readers. The story follows a young apple grower from the farm to the market and ties in with math and science education. A great book for the classroom!

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.

Packed with loads of information about apples and how they grow, this book takes readers on an alphabetical journey through the apple orchard to the kitchen and includes a recipe for homemade applesauce!
 

One family’s journey picking apples and making applesauce.

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