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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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View our document outlining ways in which local food and F2S activities can address core competencies for DI food service management rotations and community nutrition rotations.


Our brand new Growing Minds video premiered on the big screen at our Farm to School Institute at the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville.

October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food!

ASAP's Local Food Guide For Kids Cover

ASAP’s Local Food Guide for Kids is a guide to area school gardens, family-friendly farms, and other Farm to School happenings…

Welcome to the new and improved Growing Minds website! We hope the new design will help you better navigate the wide variety of information contained here—from details about our program and upcoming workshops to recipes and lesson plans. We also hope the new site will quickly become a gathering spot for everyone interested in reconnecting young children with their food, whether you’re a parent, educator, Child Nutrition Director, or community member. Comments? Suggestions? Contact us.