Learn “What Agriculture Has To Offer You In Coosa County”!
Come join the Coosa County ALProHealth Coalition on September 27, 2016, as they tour Rora Valley Farm and Eagles Roost Herb Farm In Coosa County.
The tour bus for the trip will pick up at 8:30 a.m. from Rockford Baptist Church, 9575 US Highway 231, Rockford, AL and will travel to Rora Valley Farms in Hanover Community, Eagles Roost Herb Farm in Hissop Community, and return to Rockford Baptist Church around 2:00 p.m.
Tour topics will include information on: Natural Vegetable Production, Composting, No-Till Production, Planting, Pest Management, Herbs, etc.
The tour is free but pre-registration is required by Thursday, September 22, 2016. Seating is limited to 33 participants. Call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713 to reserve your seat.
Please bring a sack lunch. Beverages will be provided.
Rockford Market Day will be held every 1st Friday April through October from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Items to be sold include: vegetables, fruits, home baked goods, jewelry, t-shirts, crafts, woodworking items, flowers, fresh and dried herbs, honey, canned preserved fruits, jam, jellies, plants in containers, soap and body care products such as essential oils, and other items. Vendor applications are now being accepted. For more information call the Coosa County Extension Office at 256-377-4713. Vendor space is free, but limited.
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!
Programs such as Making Money Count, Estate Planning and others are helping Coosa County residents see economic development in a new light. For more information or to find out about upcoming programs, please contact Sharon Haynes.