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Farm to School Month

Oct. 4, 2019

October is Farm to School Month

Child biting appleIt is officially National Farm to School Month and the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is October 10 at Noon.

The Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch is a fun activity that encourages healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the region. It’s also a fun way to connect food and agriculture to classroom curricula – from science to art and more!

Join Ohio in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally and regionally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 10. Although we aim for a simultaneous Crunch at NOON, it's important that everyone get a chance to Crunch, so we welcome you to Crunch any day or time in October that works for you!

Participants of all ages and at all different sites are encouraged to Crunch!

For more information about the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch and to register for free, visit the Apple Crunch website and click on “OHIO”. Immediately after registering, you will receive the 2019 Apple Crunch Guide filled with tips on where to buy local apples, apple based activities and recipes for the classroom. Every Crunch is unique and can include apple-based games and activities or it can be as simple as tasting a few varieties of local apples.

If you have questions, please contact Farm to School Program Assistant, Haley Plahuta,