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Each week, our programs take you behind the scenes of their work. We’ve been talking a lot about the new asapconnections.org. But, growing-minds.org got a redesign not too long ago, too! So this week, our Growing Minds Farm to School Program takes you on a tour of their wondrous website. 

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Come to the Table

Food insecurity is an important issue in WNC. ASAP is excited to be a part of the upcoming Come to the Table Conference that will address how people of faith can work to relieve hunger while supporting local agriculture. We’re also excited to have Sarah Gibson, conference coordinator, share a bit more about the issues and event in this guest post.

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ASAP as a whole is certainly greater than the sum of our parts, aka programs. That being said, our parts are great when called out to stand alone, too. And that’s exactly what we’re doing with this year-end post and what we plan to do in 2013. That’s right, be on the lookout for a brand new category here at From Here: Program Post! But let’s not leave 2012 behind just yet…

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Chef Brian Ross of the soon-to-open Dough has been a long-time participant in our Growing Minds Farm to School Cooking Program! He recently said goodbye to November’s Get Local @ School potato month by making potato latkes with his son’s classroom at Avery’s Creek Elementary. And he shared the recipe just in time for us to share with you before Hanukkah begins Saturday! Keep reading for his story and how-to.

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My Internship Story
By Catherine Hipps

Making copies, filing documents, and getting coffee. The stereotypical life of a college intern, yes? Well, I’m happy to say, my internship was outside the ordinary. My name is Catherine Hipps. I’m a Junior Global Studies major at UNC Chapel Hill, and I spent this past summer as the administrative intern at ASAP.

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Western North Carolina’s farmers and chefs are out to prove that lettuce can be a lofty vegetable. Farmers grow dozens of colorful, flavorful types and varieties—from Bibb to Romaine and Black Seeded Simpson to Lolla Rosa. Chefs embrace these offerings, even lesser-known heirlooms, and elevate them in all types of dishes. Farmers and chefs are joining with our May Get Local initiative to encourage showing lettuces love.

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Looking for a refreshing treat to beat this heat + a way to use local spinach from market at the same time? Look no further than our Greens and Berries Smoothie! It’s perfect for adults and kids alike. In fact, children at Cullowhee Valley School in Jackson County have been preparing the smoothies through our Growing Minds Farm to School Program. The verdict? Delicious!

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