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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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Featuring local apples, these parfaits are a unique way to enjoy fall’s sweetest treat! Students can start by making their own granola for the recipe.

Biltmore recently sent us this simple and scrumptious soup recipe to use on a new recipe card. It’s just in time for holiday cooking with kids of all ages!

This book takes readers on one family’s journey of collecting fruits and vegetables from the woods, orchards, and garden all year long. Along the way, the family works together to put up applesauce, apple butter, apple cider, and other delicious treats for the winter. You’ll find recipes in the back.

This recipe for crock-pot applesauce is classroom friendly, and will entice students and teachers with its delicious aroma!

Esta receta combinan las manzanas locales y el repollo local. Es perfecta para la clase y no se necesita una estufa o un horno.

Introduce students to different farm animals and what food and materials they can provide us and our community.


Read this true story about how the golden delicious apple was discovered, and how it became “The New Apple” to eat during the early 1900s.

The “true” story of Johnny Appleseed and how he brought apple trees to all of America.

With both local apples and local potatoes, this recipe is a unique take on traditional mashed potatoes. Recipe by Liz and Katie Button of Cúrate.