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It's CRUNCH Time!

We heard from:

  • Districts that took staff field trips to local orchards
  • FoodCorps Service Members creating apple crunch trees and taste testing multiple apple varieties (and turning one student from a fruit and veggies hater to a converted apple lover)!
  • Over 10,000 activity booklets, stickers and crayons were shared across the state as students ate CT Grown Apples and Pears to the CORE! 

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...

At Tray we are here to help. Need support connecting with a farm? Looking for recipes or taste test support? Need fun stickers, activity books and other materials for kids to get them CRUNCHING? Let your community know what you are serving by letting us know so we can amplify your good work!

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 abigail.dubois@uconn.edu so we can include them to our website of CRUNCH stories.

Crunch Time Sticker

Crunch Campagn Sticker

Crunch Activity Booklet

Crunch Booklet 2022

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.


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