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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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pumpkin bread recipe

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

If seeing the stores filled with beautiful varieties of pumpkins wasn’t enough of a hint, it is pumpkin season …

apple parfait recipe

Apple Parfait Recipe

Did you know? There are 2,500 varieties of apples that are grown in the United States. Apples are also …

simple salsa recipe

Simple Salsa Recipe

This recipe is a great way to use in-season tomatoes! Salsa is a very versatile recipe. You can increase …

august 2021 meet-up hike

August 2021 Meet-Up Hike

Explore our local trails with us! King Parks and Recreation is offering a series of hiking meet-ups once a …

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Tomato Facts

Tomatoes are the third most popular vegetable in the U.S. Botanically, tomatoes are a fruit, but nutritionally they are considered …

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Wasps at Porch Lights

In recent weeks we’ve been getting a lot of messages regarding large wasps coming to porch lights. In all …

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Beat the Heat

As we welcome another July, we must also accept what comes with it; heat. It is important to take extreme …

Sugar cubes stacked in front of pink background

Added Sugars

If you’re a label reader you know that “added sugars” now appear on food labels. They are a separate …

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Summer 2021 Newsletter

N.C. Cooperative Extension in Stokes County has some exciting news, events, and programs coming up this summer. Check out our …

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Creating Childcare Center Production Gardens

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Growing and Cooking Fruits and Vegetables at Childcare Centers

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