Favorite Fall Recipes from Dietetic Intern Maddie

…en to pan; cook 3 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Recipe  from https://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/skillet-apple-chicken-thighs   Apple, Goat Cheese, and Pecan Pizza Feeling adventurous? Try this off the beaten path apple, goat cheese, and pecan pizza. The apples and arugula are seasonal produce items that can be found at your local farmers market! The ingredients melt together in a blend of flavors for an exclusively fresh and tasty dinn…

Meet Your Farmer: Last Penny Farm Alpacas

https://youtu.be/yjmv-Zojo6E Meet Erin Greene, the farmer at Last Penny Farm Alpacas in Weaverville, NC, and her children, Jacob and Sadie. Learn about how Erin became a fiber farmer, find out what she enjoys about raising animals, and meet the adorable alpacas that call this farm home. Next, join Jacob and Sadie for a tour of their family’s alpaca farm in Western North Carolina. Learn the names of the this farm’s resident alpacas and hear about…

Meet Your Farmer: Two Trees Farm

https://youtu.be/WXj1SlrRbF8 Join eight year old junior farmer Lyra for a tour of her family’s farm in Haywood County, NC. Two Trees Farm (home of the Sustainabillies, aka Lyra and her parents Sara and Dustin) is a sustainable homestead focused on supporting a healthy, diverse ecosystem while also growing food. From picking blueberries and tasting garden-grown lettuce, to polliwogging for tadpoles and digging for worms, Lyra shares with other kid…

Meet Your Farmer: The Never Ending Flower Farm

https://youtu.be/LTcm2Nt0qg4 Meet Loretta Ball, the farmer and floral designer at The Never Ending Flower Farm in Barnardsville, NC. Loretta runs the farm with help from her husband, mother, and two sons, Quinn and Ledger. Loretta’s farming roots go back to her family’s tobacco farm. She and her family also grew a vegetable garden for many years, which gradually transformed into the u-pick flower farm business they run today. Watch our interview…

Meet Your Farmer: Ivy Creek Family Farm

https://youtu.be/nlAlrsCHhaw Meet Anna Littman, one of the farmers at Ivy Creek Family Farm, a diversified vegetable farm in Barnardsville, NC. Learn about why Anna chose to become a farmer, find out what she loves most about farming, and see what veggies are cultivated on her farm. Next, join junior farmers Leah and Abe Littman for a virtual tour of their family’s farm. See how tomatoes are grown in a greenhouse and in the field, find out when d…

Cooking Cabbage Apple Quesadillas

https://youtu.be/OXgoxhKK7Wo Kindergarten students from Cullowhee Valley Elementary School cook apple cabbage quesadillas with help from Western Carolina University pre-service teachers and dietitians through ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Cooking Program! Education and nutrition teachers: Use this video as a tool to show students how to conduct classroom cooking demonstrations….

Planting the Spring Garden

https://youtu.be/02VTT6bqLDg Education and nutrition students from Western Carolina University help students at Cullowhee Valley School plant their spring garden. These pre-service dietitians and teachers are learning how to implement Farm to School activities into their future professions….

The Garden Song

https://youtu.be/gIA04Bb3SKM Debbi Madill’s students love growing, cooking, and eating the yummy veggies from their school garden! This video debuted at our 2013 Farm to School Conference….

Local Kale Salad Taste Test

https://youtu.be/60A5S0_zINk Western Carolina University nutrition and education students conduct a taste test of local kale salad at Cullowhee Valley School. These pre-service dietitians and teachers are learning how to implement Farm to School activities into their future professions….

Meet Your Farmer: TK Family Farm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pu2_G9CbYvo Ever wondered how apples are grown in Western North Carolina? Join Natalie, Rylie, and JJ–the junior farmers at TK Family Farm in Rutherfordton, NC–for a kid’s perspective on growing apples and living on a farm. Hear about how farmers like the Klimstra family help to take care of their land, along with how apples are planted, grown, and processed for sale. JJ also shares his favorite things to do on the…

Subscribe Now

Are you interested in receiving our Farm to School Monthly newsletter? Receive lesson plans, teaching resources, and more, delivered to your inbox each month. You can also sign up for ASAP's other newsletters.