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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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Recipe Books

Purple, yellow, orange, and red. Just the right mix of colored vegetables make a delicious soup in this tasty introduction to colors, counting, and veggies. All you need is a pot, a spoon, an adult helper, and vegetables of many colors to make a very special soup—Every Color Soup! Learn colors and vegetable names in this bright and colorful picture book with minimal text perfect for the beginning reader. 

Join Carrie on her journey through the neighborhood, where she tries new breads from a variety of cultures. You’ll love the recipes included for challah, corn bread, coconut bread and more!

On a neighborhood search for her brother Anthony, Carrie finds a culturally different kind of rice behind each door. Included in this cultural adventure are exciting recipes for Mrs. D’s Black-eyed Peas and Rice, The Diazes’ Turmeric Rice with Pigeon Peas, and more!

On a cold, snowy day nothing warms the soul quite like a big bowl of soup! In a diverse, urban neighborhood everyone shares a favorite soup from their cultural background. This book contains seven different soup recipes.

Over the years the US presidents have enjoyed the south lawn of the White House in a variety of ways. When Barack Obama became president, First Lady Michelle Obama decided to plant a kitchen garden on the lawn! With the help of some local school children the south lawn was transformed into an edible garden.
 
 

A detailed guide to food and nutrition, perfect for a young audience.

How do you grow vegetable soup? In this simple but delightful story we learn the process, from seed to soup pot. Bold, bright illustrations enhance the excitement of the gardening cycle, and beautifully display each step of the journey. This book is also available in Spanish.

This book features a photographic exploration of children around the world and what they eat and cook. It includes several recipes in the back for sweet treats from each continent.

Rosa loves her grandmother’s mud soup but Josh is afraid to try it. Could it really be made of mud?  The book includes a recipe for “mud” soup.

What is that mystery vine growing over in the garden? As summer progresses in to fall the mystery is solved. This book includes pumpkin recipes, gardening activities, and instructions to create your own classroom “book vine.”