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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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December

This lesson plan has step by step instructions for cooking in the classroom and features literature and curriculum connections.

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These quesadillas put a local spin on an old favorite. The associated lesson plan includes cabbage facts and activities.

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Using apples, squash, cranberries, and maple syrup, this dish is a delicious taste of fall! Read the nonfiction book, Cranberries: Fruit of the Bog to learn about how cranberries are grown and harvested while the dish cooks.

Children use their sense to explore apples and gain confidence in trying new fruits.

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Packed with loads of information about apples and how they grow, this book takes readers on an alphabetical journey through the apple orchard to the kitchen and includes a recipe for homemade applesauce!
 

It’s fall and that can only mean one thing – time for a trip to the local farm for some apples and pumpkins!

One family’s journey picking apples and making applesauce.

Teach your students that applesauce doesn’t have to come from a jar with this kid-friendly recipe.

A boy and grand-mother pair team up to make several batches of applesauce throughout apple season. They pick the best apples from the farmers market and work together in the kitchen to craft this delicious, seasonal treat. Step-by-step instructions and a detailed recipe are included to help readers recreate Grandma’s applesauce.