Students from La Crosse County and La Crescent-Hokah schools will show their support for local farmers by biting into locally grown apples at school on Thursday, October 13th. La Crosse area students will join schools from throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio by participating in the Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch. This annual event is held in conjunction with National Farm to School Month.
Apples from Ecker’s Apple Farm will be featured on the menu at Coulee Region Farm2School sites to celebrate the Great Apple Crunch. Ecker’s Apple Farm is located in Trempealeau, WI and has been family owned and operated since 1945. While all schools are participating in the Great Apple Crunch, each school is showcasing Ecker’s apples a little differently!