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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

1.7 Million Great Lakes Apple Crunchers, and still time to join!

1.7 Great Lakes Apple Crunchers and growing!


It’s not too late to join the fun and throw your support in for Michigan agriculture! The Great Lakes Apple Crunch is counting participation throughout the end of October, and Michigan is well on its way to having the most participating crunchers we’ve ever had!


Tomorrow, October 10, schools, universities, early childcare programs, businesses, organizations, families and friends throughout the Great Lakes region will be celebrating local agriculture by crunching into Apples. As of the last count, 1.7 million individuals have committed to crunching in – are you one of them?


Celebrate Farm to School Month with a crunch at any point in the month of October. Whenever you participate, whether it’s October 1, 10 or October 31, be sure to register so your numbers are counted! You can register your group and find more information at and everyone who registers will receive helpful information to make your crunch successful. And then, let us know what you did! Share your plans, photos from your event, and follow along on Facebook @miapplecrunch and @michiganfarmtoinstitution.


Need some inspiration? Check out these stories from Cultivate Michigan to see how others have celebrated throughout the state!

·      See how the Michigan Apple Crunch kick started broader farm to school efforts at Hart Public Schools

·      Take a Bite with Macomb ISD and see how they made their 2018 Apple Crunch accessible to all!

·      Read about our successful 2015 MI Apple Crunch and get inspired to make this year’s even better!



Abigail Harper (she/her/hers)

Please note new address!

Community Food Systems Educator

MSU Extension

5303 S. Cedar St.

Lansing, MI 48911


(p) 517-676-7207

(c) 857-600-6921

(f) 517-887-4592


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