COVID-19 UPDATE from the Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council:
We know National Farm to School Month and the Great Apple Crunch will be different this year, and we are still excited to support our local farmers and ensure access to nutritious foods. Many activities, such as the simple and fun premise of purchasing and crunching into local apples, can be adapted for remote meal options and socially distant participation. Our team is working to make it easy and safe to participate.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH, a time to celebrate the connections happening all over the country between children and local food! From taste tests in the cafeteria and nutrition education activities in the classroom, to farm visits and school garden harvest parties, schools, farms, communities and organizations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. Territories take part in the celebrations.
Join the Great Lakes states in celebrating National Farm to School Month by crunching into locally grown apples at NOON on Thursday, October 8, 2020. Participants of all ages are invited to crunch!.
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"Local food matters- to our farmers, to our region, to our health!"
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The National Farm to School Network is as an information, advocacy and networking hub for communities working to bring local food sourcing, school gardens and food and agriculture education into school systems and early care and education settings.
The Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council is an initiative of Green Umbrella that works to advance a healthy, equitable and sustainable food system for all within Greater Cincinnati's ten-county region through policy, systems and environment change.