Fall Crunch Time

crunch banner
Find Farms visual

Find Farms

Find out how and where to source your local product.

Recipes visual


Find recipes from Connecticut food service directors.

Activities visual


Fun ways to teach kids about healthy eating. Check out our fun resources!

All the Ways You Can CRUNCH!

  • Feature a Farm for a Taste Test in the Cafeteria or Classroom!
  • Add and integrate local seasonal ingredients to a menu item. A little can go a long way.
  • Pick a single school or lunch wave to feature locally grown. Start small and focus where you can. Serving a whole district can be a lot when you are starting out.

We Are Here to Help

Need support connecting with a farm? Looking for recipes or taste test support? Abby at abigail.dubois@uconn.edu is here to help!

We want to keep hearing about the soup you make from your school garden harvest, preschool soil explorations and pumpkin taste test fun!
Do you have a CRUNCH story and photos to share? Email Abby so we can uplift your success!

Download the 2023 Crunch Booklet!

Loader Loading...
EAD Logo Taking too long?

Reload Reload document
| Open Open in new tab


Interested in learning more about what CT Grown for CT Kids Week is?

CT Grown for CT Kids Week is an annual event happening every October in Connecticut. This week aims to celebrate and support local agriculture, public education and our community commitment to the importance of healthy nutritious meals in schools.

The CT Farm to School's website has everything you need to take part in CT Grown For CT Kids Week.