Ready to Crunch Montana?

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Montana Crunch Time is a statewide event to celebrate National Farm to School Month in Montana by crunching into locally grown or raised foods (including and beyond apples!) in October.

Montana Crunch Time 2022 will be held on October 19th. Register your crunch by October 31st to help Montana win the Mountain Plains Regional Crunch Off.

Please note: You must register your crunch to be counted towards our state's overall total crunches. By registering, you receive access to a webpage with resources on sourcing local foods, classroom activities, and more!

Register by October 31, 2022. 


Virtual Crunch

Montana Office of Public Instruction and partners will be hosting a virtual crunch on October 19, 2022 at 2:00pm MT! No registration needed, join the webinar here (passcode: 075278). The crunch will be followed by an exploration of Montana Harvest of the Month!


Montana Crunch Time Promo Video Transcript

Help Win the Crunch Off Crown

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Montana participates in the Mountain Plains CRUNCH OFF each year with Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Help Montana win the Crunch Off crown by registering your crunch in 2022. Thestate that gets the most “crunches” into a local apple, or other local produce, per capita will win!


How to Crunch

Take a peek at the Montana Crunch Time Guide and flyer to learn put on a crunch time event in your school, community, workplace, or home!

Montana Crunch Time Guide

Montana Crunch Time Flyer

Crunch Foods

This year, Montana Crunch Time is going beyond apples to include ANY locally grown or raised food. Grab your favorite Montana food and crunch with us. Below are a few ideas for what to crunch:



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Green beans

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Crunchy chickpeas

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Crunch Byte Photo Release Form

Help us gather crunch bytes (videos, photos, etc.) to share on social media and in future Montana Crunch Time resources by sending your crunch bytes to Aubree Roth, [email protected] and by filling out the Montana Team Nutrition Photo Release Form