North Carolina Crunch
–Scott Bunn, ASAP, 9/19/18
ASHEVILLE, N.C.–ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) is joining schools, preschools, colleges, and individuals across the state of North Carolina in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into a locally grown apple in celebration of the North Carolina Crunch at noon on October 10, 2018. 2018 will be a record-breaking year for the North Carolina Crunch with over 275,000 participants registered across the state. This is the third year that North Carolina has participated in a Crunch event.
“North Carolina Crunch is about uniting together to celebrate North Carolina agriculture, National Farm to School month, apples grown by local farmers, and promoting healthy eating,” said Emily Jackson, ASAP’s Growing Minds Program Director
Interested schools can find celebration ideas, sign up for the North Carolina Crunch, and receive an event guide at ASAP’s Growing Minds website. The guide includes information on sourcing apples, ways to connect to curriculum, and more. People can source their own local apples at ASAP’s online Local Food Guide.
North Carolina Crunch is a part of National Farm to School Month in October. Information about the month-long celebration can be found at the National Farm to School Network.
ABOUT ASAP (APPALACHIAN SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE PROJECT)
ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. To learn more about ASAP’s work, visit their website or call (828) 236-1282.