CT Grown For CT Kids Week
October 5-9, 2020
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.
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.
For more apple activities, also see the Connecticut Apples Website
If you would like to reach out to someone to get more information about the event, please see the below contacts by organization.
Department of Education: Monica Pacheco
Department of Agriculture: Rebecca Eddy
FoodCorps CT: Dawn Crayco
Put Local On Your Tray: Jiff Martin
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: