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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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North Carolina Crunch

Join the state of North Carolina in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into a locally grown apple at NOON on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  Participants of all ages are invited to crunch!

Across North Carolina, kids and adults will be crunching an apple that is available from a local farm in October. This event is about uniting together to celebrate North Carolina agriculture, National Farm to School month, apples grown by local farmers, and promoting healthy eating!

The North Carolina Crunch promotes healthy eating and supports farm to school and other local food purchasing initiatives throughout the state. It’s also a fun way to connect food and agriculture to all kinds of classroom curricula – from science to art! Of course, if you are unable to participate on October 24 or exactly at noon, we still encourage you to plan a Crunch event anytime during October’s National Farm to School Month festivities.

Ready to start planning your Crunch? We have created a Crunch Guide with information on sourcing your produce, ways to connect to curriculum, a press release template to help you share your Crunch with the local community, and more!  

Capplelick here to fill out a short form and let us know that you are planning to join the Crunch! You will receive a link to download the Crunch Guide upon submission of the form as well as via email.

The NC Farm to School Cooperative is sponsoring a contest to recognize NC schools and early care and education sites for their promotion of fruits and vegetables grown in our state during October. First through third place will be awarded with prizes of $250, $150 and $100 gift cards.


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