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Farm-City Multimedia, Essay and Poster Contests

farmThe Farm-City program brings the city and the country together by fostering relationships between rural farmers and urban workers.  The week of Thanksgiving has been recognized as Farm-City Week.  This years theme is “Agriculture: Food for Life”.  Calhoun County 4-H encourages all our elementary, middle and high school students to enter one of the Farm-City contests. Continue reading “Farm-City Multimedia, Essay and Poster Contests”

2017 Beautification Board Awards

The Calhoun County Beautification Board held its 2017 Awards Luncheon on Friday, July 21st, at the Anniston Country Club.  Here’s a list of the winners:

District 1 – Residential:  Willie McRath

district 1 winner

District 1 – Commercial:  Southern States Bank

southern states bank

District 1 – Commercial:  Hotel Finial

hotel finial

District 2 – Residential:  Jeff & Mitzi Collins

district 2 residential

District 3 – Residential:  Connie & Greg Duke (no photo)

District 3 – Commercial:  Longhorn Steaks, Oxford

district 3 commercial

District 4 – Residential:  Clay & Teresa Smith

District 4 winner

District 4 – Commercial:  Alexandria High School

district 4 commercial

District 5 – Residential:  Frank & Mary Andrews

District 5 residential

District 5 – Commercial:  Garrett Counseling

district 5 commercial

Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 was held at Cane Creek Community Gardens at McClellan on April 17th and 18th.    Over 800 4th graders from around the County visited the Gardens over the 2 day period.  They spent their day of learning about environmental issues that affect their lives.

Many thanks to our sponsors, staff and volunteers for their help.

Longleaf Botanical Gardens Third Thursdays

camellia blossom

To reserve your spot, call Anniston Museum of Natural History at 256. 237-6766. Reservations are required. Cost is $5.00 per person or free to members. Payment is to be made at the time of registration and may be made by cash, check (made payable to Longleaf Botanical Gardens and earmarked for educational programs) or charge card in person or by phone).

For information on upcoming “Third Thursday” programs, as well as other Longleaf events, check out LONGLEAF BOTANICAL GARDENS on Facebook.

2017 Farmers Market Information

The Original Downtown Farmers Market, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 7am-noon

Behind the County Administration Building, 1702 Noble Street, Anniston

If you need to renew your Growers Permit, fill out the form below.

2017 growers permit

(Please remember, a copy of your growers permit must be on file with the Extension Office in order to be valid.

Questions? call 256-237-1621.)

Agri-Tourism in Alabama

zucchini, tomatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, rhubarb, beans in the foreground, people buying and selling under umbrellas in soft focus in the background

Agri-tourism can take many forms. Roadside stands and farmers’ markets offer farm-fresh produce and interaction with growers. Farms may open to the public for wildlife watching and hunting. Ag tours, on farm bed-and-breakfasts, and dude ranches give tourists the fresh air, open space, and relaxation of country life.

U-pick operations, pumpkin patches, Christmas tree farms, hay mazes, farm-animal petting zoos, wine tasting, ag heritage museums, festivals, and fairs all attract visitors.

Find your Agri-Tourism destination today!

THE Downtown Market – Anniston, Alabama!

Farmers Market Growers Permit

Check out the County’s oldest Farmers Market The Original Downtown Market behind the County Administration Building at 1702 Noble Street. You’ll also find fresh produce each Saturday at THE Downtown Market, located behind City Hall in Anniston, and at the Jacksonville Farmers Market on The Square. Oxford hosts “Downtown after Sundown” on Thursdays from 5-8pm in historic Downtown Oxford.

Check out other Farmers Markets around Alabama www.fma.alabama.gov/markettrail/