Favorite Fall Recipes from Dietetic Intern Maddie

…cooked lentils, and cheese. Drizzle tahini dressing over top. Recipe from https://www.cookinglight.com/recipes/autumn-glow-salad   Skillet Apple Chicken Thighs Delicious, simple, beautiful, and healthy, this meal is perfect for getting into the swing of the fall season and conveniently comes together in one pan. One pot meals help the flavors cook together wonderfully, and you can enjoy the fall weather while shopping for apples and onions from t…

North Carolina Crunch

…s for Crunching during almost post-COVID-19. Click here to register for the 2022 Crunch! You will receive an email with a link to download the 2022 Crunch Guide upon submission of the form. PLEASE NOTE: The registration form is a Google Doc. If you cannot access it, please contact the Growing Minds team at (828) 236-1282 to sign up. Print your own NC Crunch stickers Download a PDF template for printable “I crunched!” stickers (use these labels: Av…

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…

NC Farm to Preschool Network

…the Network’s monthly newsletter to get the latest farm to preschool news compiled by our Advisory Committee members. See Subscribe Now at the bottom of this page and select “NC Farm to Preschool Network Monthly” to sign up. Click here to view a sample newsletter. NC F2P Network Resources & Publications Results from the 2021 North Carolina Farm to Early Care and Education Survey The NC Farm to Preschool Network is pleased to share the results fro…

Farm to School Impacts

…Our work focuses on three primary programmatic areas: Capacity Building encompasses community organizing; workshops, trainings, resource development; business planning, surveying, research; and mentoring. The Local Food Campaign involves the production of the Local Food Guide, Appalachian Grown™ branding, and activities furthering local food access, awareness, education, and outreach. Healthy Communities focuses on the education of children and f…

A Farmer’s Life for Me

…One, two, three it’s a farmer’s life for me! Spend a day out in the fields and find out what farmers do! You’ll also find endnotes with fascinating facts about animals and crops. Go to www.barefootbooks.com/farmerslife to access your audio singalong of music by The Flannery Brothers and video animation online. This book is also available in a Spanish edition entitled ¡Vivamos la Granja!  …

July 2020: New Books Added to Growing Minds Library

…— Driving My Tractor Written by Jan Dobbins and illustrated by David Sim Recommended Level: Preschool, Kindergarten A great singalong, complete with a CD or access audio singalong and video animation online at barefootbooks.com/drivetractor. Learn about farming through the seasons. Sung by SteveSongs. — Old MacDonald Had a Truck Written by Steve Goetz and illustrated by Eda Kaban Recommended Level: Preschool, Kindergarten Old MacDonald had a farm…

Meet Your Farmer: Ivy Creek Family Farm

…vated 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 different crops are ready to harvest, see a tractor, and meet some adorable, cabbage-loving goats. https://youtu.be/YqI39mHaFkc Find Growing Minds lesson plans that compliment these videos below.   Preschool Lesson Plans: Roots & Shoots Seed Exploration What Plants N…

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…

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