In This Issue...
  • Program Update: HardCORE Apple and Pear Crunch
  • From the Farms to the Schools: CT Grown for CT Kids 
  • Equity News and Resources
  • Partner Highlights
Program Update

There were over 50 schools participating in our HardCORE Apple and Pear Crunch Challenge this week.
Here are just a few highlights:

From Megan Gaul, Foodcorps Service Member:
"Goodwin school is a part of East Hartford School district.  
We had a really fun time crunching our apples and a lot of delicious apples were enjoyed!" 
From Norwalk Public Schools:
"We had fun with the activity books and other apple-related activities. 
Students completed the HardCORE Activity worksheets, wrote poems, and participated in a virtual farm tour!
Foodcorps Service Members hosted an Apple and Grape Waldorf Salad taste test. 
 Activities were held at Celentano School and LW Beecher School in New Haven. 
If you want to continue the fun for National Farm to School Month all of the CT Grown for CT Kids Week resources can be found on the CT Farm to School website. 

You can also order our FREE activity worksheets! Just sign-up below and worksheets will be delivered to you. 
Sign-Up for FREE worksheets HERE!
From the Farms to the Schools
In case you missed it check out the CT Grown for CT Kids Week video where you get an inside look at local farms and hear from your community members. 
We had a blast participating in CT Grown for CT Kids Week! Members of the community share why having local food in school meals is important to them. 
Equity News and Resources
From Penn State Extension: 
Exploring Racial Equity and Access in Our Food System: Racism in the Value Chain of Food and Beverage

Watch the recording of this webinar here:

National Farm to School Network Movement Meeting 2020 
If you missed the live meeting you can watch the recording here:

Articles to Read
A Crash Course on Food Justice:

The Silent Suffering of Cafeteria Workers

Partner Highlights
A huge part of CT Grown for CT Kids Week is about uplifting local farmers and the work they are doing to connect schools with their products. Heart CT Grown hosted an interview with Catherine and Emily from Green Village Initiative at one of their program sites, Reservoir Community Farm. 

Check out the interview on the Heart CT Grown Facebook Page
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