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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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On Tuesday, April 9th, ASAP’s Growing Minds program hosted area produce distributors and institutional food buyers at a meet and greet at Yesterday Spaces on Gaining Ground Farm. Why? So they could talk local food, of course!

More than 50 teachers (including Head Start!), administrators, and cafeteria staff got to see first-hand where their food comes from and were inspired with fun activities and field trips they could implement in the classroom.

In early March students at Mills River Elementary School in Henderson County sampled spinach smoothies as a part of the school’s ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ day.

On a crisp fall day just before Thanksgiving, students at Mills River Elementary met with local farmers to thank them for their hard work growing food for their community.