Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Registration for the 2021 Great Lake Apple Crunch will be announced later this year!
We know the Great Apple Crunch will be different this year, and we are still excited to support our local farmers and ensure access to nutritious foods. The simple and fun premise of purchasing and crunching into local apples can be adapted for remote meal options and socially distant participation. Our team is working to make it easy and safe to participate.
What is the Crunch? Celebrate National Farm to School Month by collectively purchasing and crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 14 2021. Then share photos from your Crunch on social media! Everyone is welcome to Crunch! Although we aim for a regional Crunch on October 14, you are welcome to Crunch any day or time in October that works for you.
Who: K-12 schools, early care and education sites, hospitals, colleges and universities, farms, state and local agencies, non-profit organizations, local businesses, groups, and even households can register to Crunch this year! Anyone who wants to show support for local farmers and school food can join!
Where: Anyone across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio can register to Crunch in 2021! Crunch from a socially distanced classroom, the apple orchard, Zoom, the school garden, home, or any safe and creative place!
Join in! In 2019, 1,815,331 students, children, teachers, and good food supporters across the region crunched. Let’s join forces and meet the HUGE goal of 2 MILLION CRUNCHES in 2021! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to get updates and see photos from last year’s Crunch. When you register your Crunch to receive the helpful Crunch Guide and special resources for crunching during COVID-19.
Registration for 2020 is closed!Stay tuned for 20201 Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch!
To learn more about National Farm to School Month and farm to school initiatives across the Great Lakes Region, please visit www.FarmToSchool.org.