Utah-grown apples celebrated at State Capitol Rotunda, competition with other states

Utah schools, early care sites, hospitals, colleges, community organizations and businesses are celebrating National Farm to School Month and National School Lunch Week by crunching into Utah-grown apples. (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) -- Utah schools, early care sites, hospitals, colleges, community organizations and businesses are celebrating National Farm to School Month and National School Lunch Week by crunching into Utah-grown apples.

"The Apple Crunch" is a way to get excited about local produce and connect Utahns to the farmers in their community, a press release stated.

Events such as taste-testing apple varieties, field trips to local farms, and other apple-themed learning activities are happening statewide through the entire month of October.

The Utah State Board of Education is teaming up with Utah Department of Health and Utah Department of Agriculture and Food to expand the Apple Crunch beyond schools and preschools to other organizations.

There's also a competition with Montana, Wyoming and Colorado to see which state can have the most “crunchers” per capita, the release said.

For more information, click here or contact Kate Wheeler at 801-538-7659 or email kate.wheeler@schools.utah.gov



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