New York Campus Crunch

What is the New York Campus Crunch?

The New York Campus Crunch is a state-wide celebration of local food on college campuses.

Students, faculty and staff across New York State will take a bite out of a New York State-grown apple to affirm their commitment to food that is healthy for people and the planet. Help us get as many New York campuses involved in this annual event to celebrate our state’s agriculture!

Did you know? New York is the second largest apple producing state in the United States, averaging 29.5 million bushels annually that include 19 of the most popular varieties.

Campuses across New York State will be taking the crunch throughout October. We invite you to register your campus today!


Register Your Campus & Prepare to Crunch

Pledge your college or university's participation using our registration form. Next:

  • Plan collaborations with campus stakeholders, such as Dining Services, Residential Life, Greek Life, Government Relations, Communications & Marketing and Facilities.

  • Invite local farmers and elected officials.

  • Work with your Dining Services team to procure apples grown in New York State.

  • Crunch! Count how many people participate and post photos on social media using the #NYCampusCrunch hashtag.


Campuses Participating in 2023

Daemen University

University at Albany

Wells College