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This recipe combines local apples and local cabbage into a kid-friendly coleslaw. It is perfect for the classroom and does not require a stovetop or oven.

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


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


Introduce students to cabbage and guide them in closely observing characteristics of, and tasting, several cabbage varieties.


Children gain confidence in trying new foods and become familiar with a new vegetable. Through a hands-on activity, children explore a new vegetable and taste two varieties of cabbage.


From The Giant Cabbage – An Alaskan Folktale by Cherie B. Stihler, this soup has enough ingredients that everyone in the classroom can have a job cutting vegetables.

It’s the first day of spring and Albert, a young asparagus, notices his new neighbor…a cabbage named Herman. At first Albert and Herman are nervous because of their differences, but as time goes on they become friends and realize that they have more in common than they originally thought.

Teach students about changing seasons and the season of autumn. Students create a leaf spinner and record daily temperatures.


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