Register for the #NCCrunch2021

Registration for the 2021 North Carolina Crunch is now live! Sign up now for the 2021 North Carolina Crunch to receive a free guide with tips and resources so that you are ready to crunch this fall.

The N.C. Crunch, co-hosted by the Farm to School Coalition of North Carolina and N.C. Farm to Preschool Network, is designed to celebrate agriculture, nutrition, and farm to school activities. Annual N.C. Crunch events offer kids and adults an opportunity to taste and learn about locally grown North Carolina produce with their schools, early care, and education (ECE) centers, community organizations, and/or families. Farm to School/Farm to Early Care and Education Month also offers an opportunity to recognize the importance of farm to school/early care and education and honor all those who contribute to feeding our kids and communities – from farmers, farm workers, and food hub distributors, to school and early care nutrition professionals, educators, garden coordinators, bus drivers and transportation professionals.

This year’s N.C. Crunch is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2021, but you can plan to participate any time during October that works for you in celebration of Farm to School and Farm to Early Care and Education Month. Plan now for produce orders and educational activities and reach out to local partners who can help. Utilize this opportunity to recognize and thank our agriculture, education, and school and early care and education nutrition heroes who make farm to school activities possible!

Submitted by: Tracey Bates