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Where to find a Farmers Market in Forsyth County

By Lynne Mitchell / May 3, 2017

When you buy local, you are supporting local farmers and growers and keeping money in our community to be reinvested with businesses and services locally. Also, supporting local foods helps to maintain and preserve farmland, green space and the lovely rural character in our community.

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What produce is in season in May?

By Lynne Mitchell / May 2, 2017

From asparagus to zucchini, early summer crops are coming in season in Forsyth County. Now is a good time to get out to a local farmers market to purchase fresh in-season produce.


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Initiative for Drug Overdose Prevention

By Tracey Semcer / April 19, 2017

During 2015, drug overdoses accounted for 52,404 U.S. deaths. 33,091 of these deaths involved an opioid. Opioids include prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and others, as well as the illicit drugs heroin and fentanyl.

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Nutrition Education Classes in Forsyth County

By Lynne Mitchell / March 16, 2017

The health department and community partner agencies offer a wide-variety of nutrition education classes to the public for no charge.


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Department of Public Health

By Gina / March 1, 2010

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