I think many of you already know who and where to go for locally-produced food in Bibb County!  In case you don’t, find and like/follow West Blocton Farmers Market on Facebook and contact Market Director Kathy McCulley to place your order now for a curbside pickup!

A woman in a greenhouse.

Kristin Woods, an Alabama Extension food quality and safety regional agent, talks about the benefits of shopping at farmers market and how to reduce risks from coronavirus.

Find this and other videos on proper food safety for farmers markets on the Alabama Extension YouTube channel.

If you have questions, contact the Alabama Extension Food Safety and Quality Team member serving your county.

Growers can find more information on the modifications to grower permit process here.


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As the Bibb County Coordinator for Alabama Extension, Matthew D. Hartzell coordinates the implementation of all Extension programs in Bibb County in many program areas. These program areas include 4-H and Youth Development, Animal Sciences, Food Safety and Quality, Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, Family and Child Development, Family Resource Management and Workforce Development, Commercial Horticulture, Home Grounds, Gardens and Home Pests, Farm and Agribusiness Management, and Community and Economic Development. Hartzell has served in his current position for 12 years and held primary program assignments in Community and Economic Development, Human Nutrition, Diet and Health, and Forestry Wildlife and Natural Resources.

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