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Apple and Pear Hard Core Crunch by Put Local on Your Tray

To join this fun activity, all you need is a #CTGrown Apple or Pear you can CRUNCH into!

Check out the toolkit at this link here that will help you find local fruit to crunch and give you a variety of ways you can participate from in school activities, social media sharing, and more!

Exploring Urban Gardens by I Got Next Farmers Coalition

There are so many different types of farms that provide to our local schools, and some of those farms are in places you might not expect, like in cities!  We'll be learning more about Urban Farms and Gardens and in the city with Hosts Blessings and Sarah Rose  Check out Samad Garden Initiative's Instagram for even more videos!

    -Tour Derrick Bedward's  Urban Garden in the winter 

    -Tour Lauren Little's Garden at Kamoras Cultural Corner in Hartford  

Virtual Dairy Farm Tours by New England and Connecticut Dairy

Join dairy farmer Amanda Freund on a short virtual tour of Freund’s Farm in East Canaan, CT. Use this dairy farm scavenger hunt to engage students throughout the tour. Find additional virtual tours and dairy farm to school lessons & resources at NewEnglandDairy.com. Video content courtesy of New England Dairy and the Connecticut Milk Promotion Board.

Fun Recipes to Try at Home!

Cookbook and Recipe Videos for kids to cook CT Grown by New Britain Roots

Check out the homemade recipes inspired by what is growing in the gardens at New Britain Roots.  These videos and recipes are kid tested and approved by the after school cooking programs at New Britain Roots and their Chef Rita!

Recipe Videos by the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) of UConn Extension

Join some dieticians to explore some great recipes to use your CTGrown produce!  Enjoy this wonderful recipe highlighting local pears.  If you have an abundance of beets to use (which are great in the fall after the first frost!) check out this delicious Beet Hummus Recipe!