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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!

Elliot learns to love cooking through his neighbor Stella.  He also learns to understand where his food comes from and what makes the food he cooks healthy.

This clever cookbook combines fairy tale stories with recipes for the whole family to try. The fairy tales include the familiar stories of Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Show White, as well as more unfamiliar tales like The Runaway Pancake and The Magic Cave. Try the Little Mermaid’s Seaweed Stuffed Shells (with local spinach!) or Stone Soup with local summer squash!

More than a cookbook, this book is a guide to celebrating festivals through stories, songs, recipes, games, crafts and poems. This guide could lead to new seasonal traditions in a home or classroom.

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.