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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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May

Make this smoothie with whatever fresh, local berries you have on hand. A great recipe to make after a trip to a berry patch! For a taste of summer year round, freeze local berries when they are at their peak.

The big, brown rooster wants to make a strawberry shortcake, so he enlists the help of his friends, Turtle, Iguana, and Pig. Together they learn to cook and try to make a delicious treat. This book contains lots of cooking tips and information and is a great introduction to cooking for a child.

Take your students on a rollicking ramble through the berry brambles! A ton of fun to read aloud, Jamberry features a boy and a friendly bear joyously romping through a fantastic berry world, and introduces a wide variety of berries that grow in our region. Read this book before a snack of local berries.

In the last, chilly days of winter, a young boy longs for summer. His mother points out all of the signs of the changing season: buds swelling on trees, ducklings on the pond, seeds sprouting in the garden…. and they celebrate together when summer finally arrives by eating ripe, red, strawberries.

Esta receta hace uso de las fresas locales cuando están frescas y abundantes.

In the hot summer of 1933, a young boy helps to rally his town to save the local strawberry farm from a bank auction. Set in the Depression, the book focuses on simple pleasures like homemade lemonade and the importance of community. It also features a description of the Depression era in the back of the book.

These easy crêpes are a delicious way to enjoy a favorite sign of spring – local strawberries!

These vegan muffins do not contain any of the “big 8” food allergens when made with gluten free flour and are perfect for a classroom with multiple allergies. Great with local strawberries, you can substitute any other local berry that is in season.