Each October schools, preschools, workplaces, and individuals across Utah celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into Utah-grown apples. The Apple Crunch is a way to get excited about delicious local produce, help students understand where their food comes from, and support local farmers. Across the state, students taste-test different apple varieties, take field trips to local farms, and participate in other apple-themed learning activities.
Download the 2020 Crunch Guide here. (Spanish guide coming soon)
Make sure your crunch is counted! Register at https://tinyurl.com/UTCrunch2020
Resources for virtual learners coming soon! Check back for Crunch in a Box materials and virtual farm tours.
Find apples! A list of local growers is included in the Crunch guide, and you can also check out the Producer List.
For more information about how you can get involved with Apple Crunch, please contact Kate Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apple Crunch in Utah
In 2018 we had a competition with Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado to see who can get the most kids crunching! We won with over 126,000 students participating. Montana was the runner up with a little over 35,000 participants. To recognize the 2018 Farm to Fork event, Governor Herbert declared October 2018 as Utah Farm to Fork Month, and October 17, 2018 as Apple Crunch Day in Utah.
Utah held a statewide Apple Crunch for the first time in 2017, with several school districts who previously held their own crunch events leading the way. Over 30,000 students across the state crunched into Utah apples, learned how apples grow, made applesauce, and took field trips to local orchards.