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