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A delicious variation on a mashed potato recipe that utilizes local potatoes and local spinach.

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.

From the book Two Old Potatoes and Me, written and illustrated by John Coy. Recruit a few students to make the butter for this recipe by shaking heavy cream in a jar!

Cauliflower and potatoes combine to make a creamy soup flavored with cumin,onions, and chili powder. Reduce or eliminate the chili powder for very young children. This recipe requires the use of a blender.

When her mom runs out of potatoes, Sue sets out to learn where the new potatoes will come from. The journey takes her to the grocery store, the warehouse that supplies the store, and the farm that supplies the warehouse.

Oliver is visiting his grandfather and all he wants to eat is fried potatoes from the garden. But grandfather has an idea – Oliver needs to find the potatoes, and eat any vegetable that he finds first.

Introduce students to potatoes and how they grow. Teach students about measurement and guide them practicing close observation through potato explorations.


Count these potatoes all the way back to their homes underground!