Thursday, October 20th, 2016
Join millions of New Yorkers around the state and crunch into a New York grown apple to celebrate New York food and New York farms!
Schools, college campuses, hospitals, businesses, individuals all over the state will be taking the “collective crunch” into a New York grown apple on Thursday, October 20, 2016.
Find out where a Crunch is being hosted near you!
Help us get as many New Yorkers as possible to bite into an apple on October 20, 2016 to celebrate New York food and New York farms! Click here to host a Crunch of your own! Let's all come together and part in the “crunch heard ‘round the world!”
The Big Apple Crunch originated in New York City in 2012. It was created by nonprofit GrowNYC in partnership with the NYC Office of Food Policy as NYC's way of celebrating Food Day. In its first year, approximately 400,000 New Yorkers bit into a locally grown New York State apple at the same time on Food Day, October 24th. In 2013, the Big Apple Crunch in New York City set a world record with 1,000,000 people participating. Since then, the activity has spread across the country, and thousands of locations have participated in Apple Crunches on and around October 24th in celebration of National Food Day.
This year, FarmOn! Foundation is setting our goal at breaking the record of 1,000,000 crunchers asking New Yorkers all across the state to take a bite out of a New York apple in a unifying action to raise awareness about the importance of supporting our local New York farmers, creating better access to fresh fruits and vegetables, and making it more affordable to eat fresh, local food for our health and for the environment.
Hundreds of thousands of students at schools and college campuses across New York State will crunch into an apple at lunch time, joined by hundreds of thousands of individuals in hospitals, nursing homes, prisons, state agencies, farmers markets, corporate cafeterias, and retail establishments.