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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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Lesson Plan

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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These quesadillas put a local spin on an old favorite. The associated lesson plan includes cabbage facts and activities.

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Children learn how to make their own snack and through a hands on cooking experience gain motivation to try a new vegetable. Children learn about kitchen utensils and how to use them to make a specific recipe.

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These open faced cucumber sandwiches don’t require any cooking and are sure to be a hit in the classroom. The associated lesson plan contains ideas for cucumber activities and curriculum connections.

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This delicious salsa utilizes a variety of local ingredients when they are at their prime!

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This kid-friendly recipe is classroom-friendly, too! It does not require heat or special equipment and students of all ages will enjoy creating and dipping their lettuce wraps.

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This fresh tomato sauce can be especially colorful when made with a variety of heirloom tomatoes. The associated lesson plan includes literature selections and fun tomato activities.

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Students make green smoothies using local spinach and fruit. The associated lesson plan contains fun facts about spinach, curriculum connections, and extension activities.

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A delicious recipe for sweet potato fritters. The associated lesson plan includes instructions for making your own sweet potato slips.

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These delicious green smoothies are made with local Swiss chard. The associated lesson plan includes classroom suggestions for additional activities to do with greens.

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