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Potatoes

An introduction to growing a rainbow garden. Includes planting tips, a discussion on critter control, and fun colorful recipes!

The history behind several common fruits and vegetables.

Students will enjoy this interesting variation on hash browns. Experiment with different types of cheese for unique flavors! Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.

Jamie is the laziest man in all of Ireland and relies on his wife to grow his potatoes. When his wife hurts her back and needs to stay in bed, Jamie worries that he will starve. Then he meets a leprechaun who give him a magic potato seed and he devises a plan so he never has to worry about food again.

Containing both local greens and local potatoes, this soup yields enough for everyone in class to try a tasty sample.

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From the book, The Gigantic Sweet Potato, by Dianne de Las Casas, this recipe incorporates local sweet potatoes into a sweet and savory pie.

A delicious variation on a mashed potato recipe that utilizes local potatoes and local spinach.

With both local apples and local potatoes, this recipe is a unique take on traditional mashed potatoes. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.

From the book Two Old Potatoes and Me, written and illustrated by John Coy. Recruit a few students to make the butter for this recipe by shaking heavy cream in a jar!

Cauliflower and potatoes combine to make a creamy soup flavored with cumin,onions, and chili powder. Reduce or eliminate the chili powder for very young children. This recipe requires the use of a blender.