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Farmers’ Market Special­

By: Pat Walker Franklin County Farmers’ Market Manager ­­ Just the right size for one or many. If you are cooking for one …

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Fall Into Apples

BY: Dominque Simon NC Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Science Agent With the fall season upon us, also comes fall foods. One …

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Diabetes Prevention Class

News Release We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Diabetes Prevention class is now scheduled and will begin on …

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Women in Agriculture - Fiber Tour

The Franklin County Cooperative Extension’s “Women in Agriculture” Fiber Tour will take place on Friday, August 18th, beginning with …

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Summer Meals Program

Kids look forward to summer break as a time for fun! But for parents that rely on free or …

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