Subject: St. Clair County Farmers Market Grand Opening Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Location: Hwy 231 North, Pell City, AL (just past Pell City Post Office in front of Mary's Mini Warehouses) Calendar: ACES Community Resource Development
Subject: 2nd Annual 2013 Central AL Veterans, Service Members & Families Resource Fair Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Location: Pell City Civic Center, 2801 Stemley Bridge Rd, Pell City, AL 35128 Calendar: ACES Community Resource Development
Healthy Habits Class Want to learn realistic ways to save money? A Healthy Habits class will begin on Tuesday, May 14th and will continue each Tuesday until June 18th. The class will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the St. Clair County Extension office. There is no charge to participate. You must pre-register to attend by calling UNEP Agent Assistant, Aisha Martin, at the St. Clair County Extension office at 205-338-9416. The class will cover the following topics: stretching food dollars by couponing; shop & meal plan with a purpose; healthy spending & budget habits; learning about fats, cholesterol, salt, vitamins, and minerals; and learning how to read food labels and what to look out for when shopping.
St. Clair County Farmers Market The Market grand opening will be held on Wednesday, May 29th and will be open every Wednesday from 2-5:30 p.m. It is located on Hwy 231 North, just past the Pell City Post Office, in gravel parking lot in front of Mary's Mini Warehouses. Locally grown produce & honey will be available. This Market is a Farmers Market Nutrition Voucher Program Redemption site. There will be entertainment, Cooperative Extension publications, cooking demonstrations, pressure canner testing, gardening information, and much more!
2013 Central Alabama Veterans, Service Members & Families Resource Fair Scheduled for June
Click here to download a registration form. Click here to download the accompanying letter for more information about how to participate in the Fair or contact Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator at the St. Clair County Extension office at (205) 338-9416. Mr. Stan Batemon, St. Clair County Commission Chairman, supports the Fair. Click here to see his letter of support.
Regional Extension Agent, Angela Treadaway, will conduct a Food Preservation Workshop on Tuesday, June 18th from 6-8 p.m. at the Pell City Civic Center. There is no charge to attend but you must pre-register no later than June 11th. To register, please call the St. Clair County Extension office at 205-338-9416. Class is limited to 20.
Come and learn the most up-to-date recommendations for preserving fresh foods and great taste in your home. The methods demonstrated continue our tradition of teaching USDA-recommended practices for food safety as well as high quality finished products.
Don't delay, register today!!
Our 8th annual summer workshop series, the St. Clair County 4-H Clover Classroom, will be held throughout the month of July. All youth, ages 8-14, are eligible to participate. You must pre-register your child to participate. All classes are limited to 20. Participants will receive a 4-H Clover Classroom t-shirt. For more information, please contact Lee Ann Clark, County Extension Coordinator, or Chris Thomas, 4-H Agent Assistant at (205) 338-9416. Click here for more information about classes offered this year. Click here to download a registration form. Each child must complete an Alabama 4-H Parent & Youth Consent Form in order to participate. Click here to print the form.
If you are 45 years old or older and want to learn how
to use the computer and navigate the internet, please call peer coach, Nancy Cochran, at the St. Clair County Extension office at (205)
338-9416. The program is FREE.This program is made possible
through a continued partnership with the Middle Alabama Area Agency on
Aging and is a national community service initiative which is intended
to reduce the digital divide among older adults.
(Click on the AL EDEN logo to visit the Extension Disaster Education Network)
Home Gardening Information Available
Free Soil Sample Boxes available at the St. Clair County Extension Office. Cost to have analyzed is $7/per sample.
Master Gardener/Horticulture Hotline #1-877-252-4769 Call toll-free, choose menu #5 for our area. Available Monday-Thursday, beginning April 4th, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Contact an Expert. Regional Extension Agents Charles Pinkston and Sallie Lee are available to answer your home horticulture, home garden, and home
pest management questions. They can be reached by phone at (205)
338-9416 or by email.
Free publications available at the St. Clair
County Extension office, located on the lower level of the St. Clair
County Courthouse in Pell City, and on this website. Just click the Publications link at the top of this page and type in what you are searching for.
Looking for U-Pick Operations & Farmers Markets in St. Clair County? Click here to visit the Alabama Farmers Market Authority website for more information about what's available here in St. Clair County.
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list, please call the St. Clair County Extension office at (205)
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About St. Clair County
St. Clair County was created in November of 1818 by the Alabama
Territorial Legislature. It was named for General Arthur St. Clair who
came to America from Scotland as an ensign in the British Navy. The
county seat was incorporated and given the name Ashville, to honor John
Ash. In 1836, a portion of St. Clair County was divided to establish
Cherokee and DeKalb counties. After the Civil War in 1866, a northeast
section of the county was used to create Etowah County.
Current population is 83,593 with 88.2 percent white, 8.6 percent black, and 2.1 percent
hispanic and other. The county has twenty-five educational outlets
which include eleven elementary schools, seven middle schools, seven
high schools, and one community college.
Beef cattle, hay, tomatoes, poultry and sod are major agricultural
crops. Major industries include Avondale Mills and Chandler Mountain