Your Extension Office in Hancock County is, in effect, a West Virginia University “mini campus” providing a wide array of services and information. Think of it as WVU’s front porch -a place to gather informally to learn the things you need to know. Things like “How can I improve my heart health?” “My child is struggling with reading, is there anything I can do?” or, “What is eating my garden?”
Weirton Farmers Market Opens
Fresh produce and baked goods – that is what you will experience at the Weirton Farmers Market. We are ready to begin another year of providing fresh produce to the local area. Our market opens at 3 pm on Monday, July 6, and will continue each Monday through October. Weirton Farmers Market is conveniently located at 306-308 Penco Road (next to Goodwill parking lot across from the Shop ‘n Save shopping center).
Our vendors work to provide high quality, locally grown and baked goods to area residents. Our produce is picked fresh – often on Monday morning just before the market opens. In supporting our local market, we are also supporting our local economy – all goods are produced within 50 miles of Weirton. As an added bonus, many of our vendors accept the Senior & WIC coupons.
For printable coupons, good for 50 cents off a $5.00 purchase, click here
Support Energy Express Morning, Noon, and Night!
The support we receive from the community is often incredible, and the generosity exhibited by area businesses can sometimes leave us speechless with gratitude. A recent example is an amazing fundraising effort by Bob Evans for our Energy Express summer reading program. The Bob Evans restaurant at 140 Park Drive in Weirton, is spearheading an incredible fundraising effort for our Energy Express summer reading program!
Every Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 9 pm, from May 11 through June 5, the store will donate 15% of it’s sales to Energy Express. The offer is valid on all dine-in or carry-out orders, provided the order is accompanied by that week’s promotional flyer.
Visit our Things You Need To Know Now! page to view printable copies of each week’s flyer – then go enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Bob Evans and show your support for Energy Express!
The West Virginia Peach Festival
will hold an essay contest to determine the 2015 Peach King and Peach Queen. Sponsored by Shanholtz Orchard of Romney, WV and the WVU Hampshire County Extension Service, the contest is open to any West Virginian between the ages of 14 and 19 , and features a $100.00 first prize. For more details and an entry form, visit our Things You Need To Know Now! page.
Funky Nests in Funky Places
Did you know a hummingbird nest will sit on top of a single bulb in a string of Christmas lights?
Check out this page at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website to see it and get all the information and how to’s of entering this year’s photo contest!
For more bird stuff, including an online bird identification guide, click the Cornell link in the right side bar.
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How to Use This Website
This site is a door to a world of information, not only from the Hancock County Extension Office, but from the experts at WVU.
In the sidebar to the left you will find links to pages within this site with answers to your questions about 4H, the Master Gardener Program, Farmers Markets, and the Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS.) You can also read the latest edition of Hancock County Happenings, our quarterly newsletter, access a calendar of upcoming events, and contact the office via email.
The right sidebar holds links to related WVU Extension pages where you can explore these programs, and others, in more depth.