October 17, 2018 - 9:22am -- shaw.524@osu.edu

Enjoy your apples & have a GREAT LAKES APPLE CRUNCH! Together we celebrate and encourage the use of healthy, locally-grown foods across the Great Lakes Region. We Crunch together to support our local farmers, to be healthy eaters, and to build strong communities across our state and region. Happy National Farm to School Month!

Join Us In The Great Lakes Apple Crunch!

October is celebrated as the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch, an opportunity to promote both local foods and healthy snacks. The Apple Crunch encourages schools, clubs, or offices to choose a day in October and serve fresh local apples. The official day is Thursday, Oct. 11, but apples can be crunched any day in October to participate.  You can find the event on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/GreatLakesGreatAppleCrunch/

If you have the chance, select locally grown apples to have optimum flavor, prevent loss of nutrients, support the local economy, promote a safe food supply, and know where your food was grown.

You can join the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch! Post your own photos on social media showing your students, co-workers, or family members crunching apples in October and use the hashtag #GreatAppleCrunch.