Ever wondered why New York City is known as “The Big Apple?” The term dates back to John Fitzgerald in the 1920s, jazz musicians in the 30s and 40s, and years later around the 70s to encourage tourism. Today, the term is resurrected in the annual Big Apple Crunch, which is an attempt to set the world record for the “Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event.” This event will take place on Food Day, October 24, 2013. New Yorkers can participate by finding any of GrowNYC’s Greenmarket Farmers’ Markets, or another nearby location by hosting a crunch themselves! The Heritage Radio Network is proud to support GrowNYC and the apple producers in New York State, by participating in the Big Apple Crunch 2013. This program has been sponsored by Fairway Market.

“We’re trying to bring us closer to real food that’s produced with care for the environment, the animals, and the men and women who actually grow, harvest, and serve our food.”

Nancy Huehnergarth on HRN Prime