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Sweet Potatoes

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

Introduce students to potatoes and how they grow.

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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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It’s been a dry summer on the farm and money is tight. A family needs $75 quick, or the bank will take the farm away!  Luckily, Mama has a great recipe for sweet potato pie, and the Harvest Celebration is coming up the next day. Will they be able to make enough pies in time?

Children use their sense to explore sweet potatoes and gain confidence in trying new vegetables. Students learn to identify a new vegetable. Students associate vegetables and fruits with a dynamic activity and positive experience.

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