How do you spot local ood?Look careully or ASAP’sAppalachian Grown logo(pictured here) at grocery stores,restaurants, and arms. Whenyou nd the logo, you’ll knowthat the ood was grown by yourarming neighbors here in ourbeautiul mountain region.
is an important parto our community. Farmers work hard to make sure that we haveresh, tasty ood, and ASAP (whichstands or Appalachian SustainableAgriculture Project) works hardto keep armers arming! We alsoconnect restaurants and grocerystores with armers to help make it easy or you and youramily to enjoy local ood. To learn more about our work in the community, visit
, or give us a call at 828-236-1282.
Have you ever visited a arm, or does yourschool have a arm or garden o its own?Have you ever measured, mixed, andmashed local ingredients in your classroom?Have you ever tasted delicious local oodsin your caeteria?
That’s Farm to School!
There are our components o Farm to School:
School gardensLocal ood cooking classesFarm eld tripsLocal ood in schools
The science or job o raising everything romvegetables and ruits tocows and chickens.
Farm to School is a large part o ASAP’s commitment to reconnect peoplewith the way that ood is grown and to the armers who are growing it. As anonprot organization, ASAP relies on the generosity o supporters like you tomake this work possible. To make a secure online donation, visit
Or, mail yourcheck to ASAP, 306 W. Haywood St., Asheville, NC 28801. For more inormationabout how you can sustain Growing Minds, contact Scott Bunn at s
or 828-236-1282 ext. 104. All donations are tax-deductible.
An Apple A Day
There are over 40 varieties o apples grown here in NorthCarolina. Each variety has its own special taste, texture, andcolor. Have you ever tried a Golden Delicious apple? How aboutan Arkansas Black apple or a Honeycrisp apple?Next time you’re at the grocery store or a armers tailgatemarket, try a local apple variety that you’ve never tried beore.Better yet, try two new varieties and compare them. Which oneis sweeter? Which one is crisper? Which one do you like best?Report back here!My avorite local apple varieties are:1.2.ASAP’s Farm to School program is called GrowingMinds. The program helps local armers, teachers,ches, school nutrition sta, parents and guardians,and other community members nd ways to bringFarm to School to you.Learn how these olks are working with GrowingMinds and bringing Farm to School to lie throughthe photos and stories in this
Local Food Guide or Kids
. Learn even more about Growing Minds andFarm to School at
p h o t o : J e n n i f e r C a l l a h a n
ASAP serves as the Southeast RegionalLead Agency or the National Farm toSchool Network. Find the network onlineat www.armtoschool.org.
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Local Food Guide for Kids