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Crunch with us in 2020 on October 22nd or any day in October.

2019 Crunch Off

Nebraska participated in the multi-state CRUNCH OFF with Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. The state with the most “CRUNCHES” per capita by biting into local, crunchy fruits and vegetables, wins the 2019 Crunch Off Competition. Students, teachers, farmers, parents, community members and local food enthusiasts celebrated farm to school month and the seasonally available produce offered in Nebraska.  #MountainPlainsCrunch

Nebraska Department of Education Crunch Off October 24, 2019

Thank you for participating and celebrating Farm to School Month. If you have pictures from a Crunch event please share.

Posted by Nebraska Department of Education Nutrition Services on Friday, October 25, 2019

Where to find LOCAL apples or crunch-worthy produce

Check out our ideas for finding local on the NDE Farm to School Resources page

Crunch Off with Nebraska Thursdays or Nebraska Harvest of the Month!

  • Celebrate Nebraska Thursdays during October and add your local Crunch Off product into your menu!
  • Crunch with Harvest of the Month! Try a local salad turnip or a crunchy cabbage coleslaw. Build momentum for your Crunch Off event by sending home a Harvest of the Month newsletter available on the Harvest of the Month webpage.
  • Register for Nebraska Thursdays and visit our recipe portal for a hummus recipe (uses local dry beans!) that you can dip Crunch items into.
  • Download the Harvest of the Month Taste Test Guide for tips on sampling your Crunch Off item prior to the big day.
  • See what’s in season in Nebraska, and crunch-able, with our handy guide!
  • Check out the resources available at National Farm to School Network.

CRUNCH Into Local Produce









Try these delicious dips with your crunchable foods! Find more ideas in our Nebraska Thursdays recipe portal.

Updated July 31, 2020 12:09pm