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2020 Michigan Apple Crunch

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 08:00 AM to Saturday, October 31, 2020 - 05:00 PM

It's hard to believe that it is already the start of another school year and has almost been a whole year since the 2019 Michigan Apple Crunch.

The Michigan Crunch team recognizes that things may look very different for food service operations this year and we believe that the Crunch might be a great activity for you students, employees and community members to participate in either virtually and in-person. We are still proceeding with the Crunch this year as planned, with lots of options for Michigan institutions, children, and residents to celebrate the Michigan apple harvest wherever you may be located come October 8th. We will also share more resources to create activities and lessons to highlight Michigan’s apple season.

Please visit our registration page to ensure your crunch is counted. Then, share your plans, photos from your event, and follow along on Facebook @miapplecrunch

Given the early nature of this year’s Crunch date (October 8th), we are encouraging folks to participate on any day during the month of October that works best for you.

To support your Michigan Apple Crunch:

  • Check out Cultivate Michigan resources to help you source Michigan apples from distributors and food hubs for your institutions and promote them in your cafeterias.
  • Visit the Michigan Apple Committee website that has searchable tools to help you find Michigan apples at farm markets and stores as well as activities for kids and resources for teachers.
  • Go to Michigan Farm to School for a range of resources and tools to help with your ongoing farm to school work at schools and early child care and education sites.

If you have any questions about registration or Apple Crunch resources, reach out to Garrett Ziegler at zieglerg@msu.edu or Mariel Borgman at mborgm@msu.edu