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Great Lakes Apple CRUNCH! - October 14

The Great Lakes Great Apple CRUNCH! is a regional event held each October to celebrate National Farm to School Month. Schools, universities, businesses, and families across the Great Lakes Region collectively CRUNCH! into local apples! Minneapolis Public Schools is excited to celebrate the annual Great Lakes Great Apple CRUNCH! in our cafeterias and classrooms this year!
All students, classes and famlilies are invited to join in the celebration by doing an APPLE CRUNCH COUNTDOWN on October 14th at NOON (or at another time) with folks all across the Greake Lakes Region!


Crunch into local apples by doing an Apple Crunch Countdown! It's as easy as it sounds -- start a countdown and end it by CRUNCHING into a local apple! Here are ways that MPS schools and families can conduct Apple Crunch Countdowns:
As a school -- School communities can host a school-wide event for students, staff, and families to all crunch together, either in person or virutal!  This could be at noon on October 14h (when other folks around the region when will be crunching) or at another time that is convenient for your school (ie.  morning/afternoon break or end of school day).
As a class -- Individual classes can do aCRUNCH countdown together. Pick a time that fits with your class schedule to do your CRUNCH, or coordinate with other classes at your school to all crunch at the same time via a virtual platform! Click here for more information and ideas for planning a virtual, school-wide event!
As a Family -- MPS families are invited to celebrate the Great Lakes Apple CRUNCH by crunching into local apples at home, together! Minnesota Grown is a great place to search for local apples near you! See the sidebar for more ways to participate as a family.
On Your Own -- it is as simple as counting down and CRUNCHING into your local apple!
PDF Minnesota K-12 Great Lakes Apple Crunch Guide   --  Guide and resources for conducting the Great Lakes Apple Crunch at a K-12 school.