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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Get ready for Michigan Apple Crunch!

Happy National Farm to School Month!


Throughout October, many schools and early childhood programs will celebrate the fall harvest and make more fresh, local produce accessible to the children they serve. One easy way to do so is by celebrating the Michigan Apple Crunch, a one-day event on Tuesday, October 23 to get all Michiganders to crunch into a Michigan-grown apple. Register to participate at and follow along on Facebook @miapplecrunch.


For your Michigan Apple Crunch efforts:

  • Check out Cultivate Michigan resources to help you source Michigan apples from distributors and food hubs for your institutions and promote them in your cafeterias.
  • Visit the Michigan Apple Committee website that has searchable tools to help you find Michigan apples at farm markets and stores as well as activities for kids and resources for teachers.
  • Go to Michigan Farm to School for a range of resources and tools to help with your ongoing farm to school work at schools and early child care and education sites.


Don't live in Michigan? No worries. If you live in one of the other Great Lakes States, you can join the Great Lakes Apple Crunch where all Great Lakes States come together to crunch. Michigan is part of this regional effort and will contribute to the total regional count of crunchers - our Crunch is just on a different day.


Happy Crunching,


Lee Ann Viera, Student Assistant, and


Colleen Matts

Farm to Institution Specialist | Core Partner, National Farm to School Network

Center for Regional Food Systems | Michigan State University

480 Wilson Rd | Rm 302B Natural Resources Building | East Lansing, MI 48824

(p) 517.432.0310 |

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