CT Grown For CT Kids Week

 October 5-9, 2020

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Brought to you by

Connecticut Farm to School Collaborative

What is CT Grown for CT Kids Week?


CT Grown for CT Kids Week is an annual event happening every October in Connecticut. This week aims to celebrate and support local agriculture, public education and our community commitment to the importance of healthy nutritious meals in schools. Each year, legislators, food service directors, farmers and students gather together through farm to school activities and consumption of local products. Multiple organizations across the state support this effort to help their local schools bring CT Grown for CT Kids Week into classrooms and the home.

Get Involved

Thanks for the fun "Crunch" filled week!

The CT Grown for CT Kids Week Crunch Challenge video, produced by NE Video

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Hard Core Crunch Challenge


One way to celebrate CT Grown for CT Kids Week this October 5-9, 2020 is by participating in the 5th annual HardCORE Apple and Pear Challenge! 

To take part, all you need is a #CTGrown apple or pear and to eat it down to its core!

By participating, you are promoting some of the most readily available local products in the fall in a fun and simple way that can easily engage the entire school community. All of October is National Farm to School Month, in case you want to celebrate all month long!

If you are an educator, Click here to join our listserv, and get the CT Grown for CT Kids Week HardCORE Apple Crunch video and educational toolkits for students!

Find activities and more at the Put On Your Tray website.

And join the Connecticut Historical Society as they explore the history of apples 

For more apple activities, you can also visit the Connecticut Apples Website

For Press:


If you would like to reach out to someone to get more information about the event, please see the below contacts by organization.

To see the October 2, 2020 Press Release click here.

Department of Education: Monica Pacheco

Department of Agriculture: Rebecca Eddy

FoodCorps CT: Dawn Crayco

Put Local On Your Tray: Jiff Martin

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CT Grown for CT Kids Week is part of "Public Act 06-135." Read the ​Statutory Reference here.

CT Grown for CT Kids is also made possible by the partnership of these following organizations.  Click on the image to be linked to their site:

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