Upcoming Events



St. Clair County Farmers Market Opens June 6th

Peaches and Strawberries

The St. Clair County “Pell City” Farmers Market opens Wednesday, June 6th from 2–5:30 p.m. and is located on Hwy 231 North, just past the Pell City Post Office, in gravel parking lot in front of Mary’s Mini Warehouses. It will be open EVERY Wednesday from 2–5:30 p.m. until August 29th. Here is what you will find at the Market this year:

¨ Locally grown produce & honey

¨ Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher Program Redemption Site

¨ Weekly Drawings

¨ Special Event Days

¨ Cooperative Extension publications, cooking demos, pressure canner testing, gardening info, and much more

 

This is one of only 2 state-sanctioned Farmers Markets in St. Clair County. The other one is in Steele.

 

To find out what will be available at the Market each week, be sure to “like” our Facebook page, St. Clair County “Pell City” Farmers Market.

 

Mr. Worth Barham is the Farmers Market Manager this year.

 

 

 

AL Beekeepers Association: Dedicated to Helping Alabama’s Honeybees

St. Clair County Beekeepers LogoIf you are interested in the art of beekeeping and have 100 hives of bees or just one, the St. Clair County Beekeepers Association invites you to come and be a part of their association. Dues are only $10/person and are used to fund local activities such as special speakers and other various community events open to the public.

 

The St. Clair County Beekeepers Association was founded on October 12, 2012 to educate and organize local beekeepers all the way from hobbyist to the professional level. They meet at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of the month at the St. Clair county Farmers Federation (ALFA) building located at 32775 US Hwy 231, Ashville, Alabama.

 

For more information about joining this association, please contact Ragina Swindeall at (205) 368-9112 or email stclairbeekeeping@gmail.com. Also, be sure to visit www.alabamabeekeepers.com.

 

 

 

 

Backyard Berries Lunch and Learn

A Backyard Berries Lunch and Learn will be held on Tuesday, June 26th from 12-1 p.m. at the Pell City 19th Street Recreation Hall. Admission is FREE! We will be discussing blueberries, blackberries, pruning, management, etc…

Bring a lunch and bring a friend! Soft drinks will be provided. To adequately prepare, please contact the St. Clair County Extension Office at 205-338-9416 to register or for more information.

Aquaponics and Hydroponics Workshop

Hydroponics

Interested in learning more about aquaponics or hydroponics? We have just the workshop for you!

 

Make plans now to join us on Thursday, July 12th from 1-3 p.m. at the St. Clair County Extension Office for an introduction into the practice of growing plants in a soil free environment. We will be covering the basics of soil-less culture and hydroponic techniques as well as an introduction into growing plants with the help of fish. This workshop is intended for hobbyists but the information can easily be transferred to commercial production. Topics to be discussed include: hydroponic systems; recirculating fish production; combining fish with plant production; the ends and outs of greenhouses; and where do I begin?

 

Space is limited! You must pre-register to attend by calling the St. Clair County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416 no later than Thursday, July 5th. Materials and refreshments provided.

 

Freezing and Dehydrating 101 Workshop

Dried Fruits

 

Freezing and dehydrating are great alternatives to canning fruits and vegetables. During this workshop, which will be held on Thursday, June 14th from 1-4 p.m. at the St. Clair County Extension Office, you will learn how to safely freeze and dry your summer bounty. It’s a great class for those wanting to eat clean and healthy without additives, preservatives, spoilage, or waste. These two methods can make meal planning much easier and quicker.

 

During this hands-on workshop, you will be preparing soup and various snacks that you can take home. You will also learn how to prepare crockpot meals, healthy recipes, and possibly dips and seasonings. A how-to on freezing fruits and vegetables easily in the summer will also be covered.

 

Class size is limited! Please call the St. Clair County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416 no later than June 7th to attend.

 

 

 

Become a Master Gardener This Year

Garden Shed

Have you always wanted to become a Master Gardener? Well, now’s your chance! Don’t miss out on our upcoming class which will be held every Wednesday at the Extension Office beginning August 29th—November 14th from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. We are only able to offer this course once every 2 years.

 

You must complete & submit an application to be considered for the class. This form can be accessed online at http://www.aces.edu/pubs/docs/A/ANR-1155/ANR-1155.pdf or we will be glad to email or mail you a copy. For more information, please contact the St. Clair County Extension Office at 205-338-9416.

 

Registration fee is $125 but is not required until closer to class time! Happy Gardening!

 

Stay Informed with the Extension Newsletter

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The Extension Newsletter is published bi-monthly. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator, or call our the St. Clair County Extension Office at (205) 338-9416.

Current Issues

May/June, 2018 Extension Newsletter

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2017 Past Issues

November/December, 2017 Extension Newsletter

September/October, 2017 Extension Newsletter

July/August, 2017 Extension Newsletter

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March/April, 2017 Extension Newsletter

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2016 Past Issues

November/December, 2016 Extension Newsletter

September/October, 2016 Extension Newsletter

July/August, 2016 Extension Newsletter

May/June, 2016 Extension Newsletter

March/April, 2016 Extension Newsletter

January/February, 2016 Extension Newsletter