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ASAP's Local Food Guide for Kids

ASAP's Local Food Guide for Kids

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ASAP's Local Food Guide for Kids is a guide to Western North Carolina school gardens, family-friendly farms, and the schools of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Jackson counties participating in Farm to School through ASAP's Growing Minds program. Second edition.
ASAP's Local Food Guide for Kids is a guide to Western North Carolina school gardens, family-friendly farms, and the schools of Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Jackson counties participating in Farm to School through ASAP's Growing Minds program. Second edition.

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Farm to School in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Jackson Counties
Second EditionFREE
o ids!
Grow It ..................................page 4
Super School Gardens ....................................page 6Fantastic Family-Friendly Farms ...................page 12
Cook It .................................page 20
Rockin’ Recipes ..............................................page 22Finding Local Food ........................................page 24
Eat It .....................................page 30
Cool School Cafeterias ..................................page 32Local Food at Home Sweet Home ................page 36
Table of Contents
...you can use your shovel to help
grow it,
andyou can meet area armers who grow it, too!...you can put on a che’s hat, take out a whisk,and
cook it
—creating delicious dishes orbreakast, lunch, and dinner!...you can grab a ork and
eat it,
satisyingyour tongue’s taste buds!
Get to know local food
Fromlet to right ): Che Erik Baker , Ira B.  Jones Caeteria Manager Susan Bowers , Che Denn y rantham
Attention teachers and parents: look here! Throughout this guide, you’llnd resource corners just like this. They’re chock-ull o inormationabout what ASAP and Growing Mindscan oer to help you bring Farm toSchool into your classroom or home.And, you can always nd resources onour website:
Gro wing Minds
Who’s reading this guide?
 This second edition o the
Local Food Guide or Kids
was created or elementary schoolstudents in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, and Jackson counties. Live outside o these counties? Don’t ret! There are tons o activities in this guide or you, too! And,there’s even a
Local Food Guide
or adults, which gets revised with new listings andupdated inormation every year. The guide is available in print or ree at variousregional locations and online at
Who created this guide?
ASAP and its Growing Minds Farm to School Program! Learn more about both ASAPand Growing Minds on pages 2 and 3.
ASAP | 306 West Haywood Street | Asheville, NC 28801 | 828-236-1282 | www. growing-minds.org | www.asapconnections.org
Local ood is the reshest, most avorul ood available!Plus, it’s FUN. That’s because...
 ASAP’s Growing Minds has a largecollection o Farm to School children’sliterature available or teachers tocheck out at our oce. Look or thisicon throughout the guide to discover some o our avorites.
Grab your pencil and turn to pages 10, 19, 28, and 36 for fun activities!
ASAP recognizes the Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa and Ms. RobinHanes or helping make this
Local Food Guide or Kids
possible.We also thank the ches o the Grove Park Inn, Denny Trantham(Executive Che) and Erik Baker (Che de Cuisine, Banquets),or their commitment to Growing Minds and the students o Ira B. Jones ElementarySchool. Likewise, ASAPacknowledges Biltmore’sgenerous support o Growing Minds in 2012.
This publication is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
What’s more, you can grow it, cook it, and eat it in all kinds o places: in the school garden, on the arm, in the classroom, inthe caeteria, and at home.Are you ready or a local ood adventure? Then start ippingthrough the pages o this exciting
Local Food Guide or Kids
Local Food Guide for Kids
Go AppalachianGrown
How do you spot local ood?Look careully 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 yourarming neighbors here in ourbeautiul mountain region.
is an important parto our community. Farmers work hard to make sure that we haveresh, 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 youramily 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 caeteria?
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 anonprot 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 inormationabout 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 beore.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,ches, 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 lie throughthe photos and stories in this
Local Food Guide or Kids
. Learn even more about Growing Minds andFarm to School at
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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

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