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Recipe lesson plans

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Classroom Activity Accompanying Books Description Suggested Month
No Cook Tomato Sauce I Will Never Not Ever Eat A Tomato A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local tomatoes, basil, parsley, and garlic. Note: if you are serving this over pasta, heat is needed to cook the pasta. August
Fresh Summer Salsa Chicks and Salsa  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local tomatoes, sweet peppers, scallions, garlic, and cilantro.

August
Garden Plot Crackers Scarlette Bean  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce:  local cucumbers, sweet peppers, carrots, broccoli, greens, and any local produce that is in season.

September
Cucumber Stacks Cucumber Soup  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce:  local cucumbers.

September
Cabbage Quesadillas The Giant Cabbage  

This recipe requires heat and features the following produce: local cabbage and apples.

October
Sweet Potato Fritters Sweet Potato Pie  

This recipe requires heat and features the following produce: local sweet potatoes, eggs, and herbs. 

November
Sweet Potato Applesauce Sweet Potato Pie  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local sweet potatoes, apples, and raisins.

November
Mashed Potatoes with Herbs  Two Old Potatoes and Me This recipe requires heat and features the following produce: local potatoes and herbs. November
 

Apple Carrot Salad

 

Apple Picking Time

 

A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local apples and raisins.

December
Spinach Smoothies Oliver’s Milkshake  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local spinach, strawberries, peaches or blueberries, and bananas.

March
Swiss Chard Smoothies Oliver’s Milkshake  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local Swiss chard, strawberries, peaches or blueberries, and bananas.

March
Lettuce Wraps The Giant Carrot  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local lettuce, broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, and celery.

April
Strawberry Salsa The Berry Book  

A no heat recipe that features the following produce: local strawberries, green onions, and cilantro.

May