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Extension offers a wealth of educational programs that help people make healthier, better-informed decisions and grow our economy. Programs cover a variety of areas from local foods and food safety to gardening and environmental efforts.

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Pieces of illustrated produce surround the text "In the United States only 1 out of 10 adults eat enough produce."

Eat With the Seasons

It’s winter. You’ve just purchased some strawberries at your local grocery. You get home, wash them, and settle in …

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Farmers Markets in Forsyth County

Shop local from farmers selling at any of these Forsyth County Farmer’s Markets! Clemmons Farmers Market Address: Jerry Long Family …

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NC Crunch Day - Cooking With Apples

Join N.C. Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County Center as we crunch into locally grown apple this October to celebrate National …

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Forsyth County Volunteer Awards

National Volunteer Week falls on the third week of April each year, and North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Forsyth County …

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Microgreens Workshop

Tuesday April 19 at 10:00 a.m. Learn the basics of microgreen gardening and gain hands-on experience preparing and seeding trays …

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