Upcoming Events

The Lafayette Farmers Market

The LaFayette Farmers Market will open Monday, June 20th, 2016 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM CDT at the Chambers County Agricultural Park (1084 AL Hwy 77, LaFayette 36862).  Stop by and purchase healthy fruits and vegetables from local farmers.  For more Market information or to apply for Market Vendor opportunities, please contact Nell Finley, Community Coalition Farmers Market Coordinator, at (334) 610-5042.

Chambers County Extension will host a Raised Bed and Gardening workshop on Thursday, June 23rd from 8:00 until 11:00 am CDT at the Chambers County Agricultural Park (1084 Alabama Highway 77, LaFayette, AL 36862).  Regional Extension Agents Dani Carroll and Dr. Chip East will lead the workshop.  We will discuss varieties, trellising, fertilizer, water, and spacing.   Please call the Chambers County Extension office at (334) 864-9373 and let us know that you will attend.  Alabama Cooperative Extension System (Alabama A&M University and Auburn University) is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  Everyone is welcome!

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!