Montana Apple Crunch Time

On Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., the Plevna students along with many other schools around the state enjoyed another Apple Crunch, a program that celebrates National Food Day as well as National Farm to School Month.

Plevna students participating in the Apple Crunch.

By Jenna Paul

On Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., the Plevna students along with many other schools around the state enjoyed another Apple Crunch, a program that celebrates National Food Day as well as National Farm to School Month. This year was the first multi-state Crunch-Off. Montana participated with Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. Last year, over 40,000 children and adults across Montana registered their crunch. Apples are a source of fiber that keeps our digestive systems healthy as well as being delicious. They have a very long history in the state of Montana. The first apple tree was planted in 1866 in the Bitterroot Valley. Culinary Arts students Trinity Rieger and Cole Edgell, along with Mrs. Buerkle, Business Manager, cut the apples that were served. Trinity Rieger spoke to the students about the Montana Crunch and the history of the apple shortly before the Crunch-off.

The students had the opportunity to try several varieties of apples including Koru, Fiji, Honey Crisp, and Gala apples after which they voted for their favorite type of apple. The results of the Apple Taste Test are: Honey Crisp 23, Fiji 19, Gala 17, and Koru received 15 votes out of 73.

      



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