The Market Bulletin
Walt Helmick, Commissioner
Vol. 99, No. 3
March 2015

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Special Events

***  APIARY  ***

Monthly Meeting
4th Thursday, 7 p.m.
Barbour Co. Fairgrounds
Belington, W.Va.
Contact David Proudfoot 823-1460;
dp-foot@hotmail.com.

Central W.Va. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
1st Monday
Braxton Co. High School, Vo-Ag Rm.
Contact Susan Bullion, 452-8508;
billandsuebullion@frontiernet.net.

Clay Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
2nd Monday, 6 p.m.
Clay County Senior Center
Contact John Pruitt, 587-2451
jpruitt@frontiernet.net.

Corridor G Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
1st Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Chapmanville Middle School
Chapmanville, WV
Contact Tony Meadows, 524-7690
Fastrakhounds@outlook.com.

Gilmer Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Gilmer Co. Public Library
Glenville, W.Va.
Contact Bobbi Cottrill, 462-7416;
bcottrill119@hotmail.com.

Highlands Apicultural Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
4th Monday, 6:30 p.m.
WVU Ext. Office Meeting Rm.
Elkins, W.Va.
Contact Ben McKean, 227-4414;
hiapas@yahoo.com.

Jackson County Beekeepers Assoc.
Bi-Monthly Meeting
Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-Noon
McDonald Bldg.
Jackson Co. Jr. Fairgrounds
Cottageville, W.Va.
Contact Jeff Crum 531-0018.

Kanawha Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
St. Albans, W.Va.
Contact Steve May, 727-7659;
kanawhavalley.beekeepers@yahoo.com.

Marion Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
4th Thursday, 7 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Municipal Bldg.
2340 Kingmont Rd.
Fairmont, W.Va.
Contact Tom Kees, 363-4782;
Nancy Postlethwait, 366-9938
lpostlethwait@yahoo.com.

Marion Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Annual Harvest Covered Dish Dinner/Meeting
Meat, drinks and dinnerware provided
Thurs. Oct. 23, 6. p.m.
Eldora United Methodist Church
Fairmont, W.Va.
Contact Tom Kees, 363-4782 or
Nancy Postlehwait, 366-9938
lpostlehwait@aol.com.

Mercer Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
First Monday, 7 p.m.
Princeton, W.Va.
Contact Bill Cockerman, 425-6389
blackoak85@gmail.com.

Nicholas Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Monday, 7 p.m.
Summersville Public Library
Summersville, W.Va.
Contact Joe Strickland, 649-4717.

North Central W.Va. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Monday, 7 p.m.
Harrison Co. 4-H Center
Clarksburg, W.Va.
Contact Michael Staddon, 782-9610.

Potomac Highlands Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Thursday
Bank of Romney Comm. Center
Romney, W.Va.
Contact Elvin Rose, 434-2520;
emrose0206@yahoo.com or
potomachighlandsbeekeepers.weeblycom.com

Preston Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.
Preston Co. Ext. Office
Contact Don Cathell, 454-9695.

Southeastern Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
2nd Thursday, 7 p.m.
Osteopathic School-Alumni Center
Lewisburg, W.Va.
Contact Mary Holesapple, 772-3272;
mary.holesapple@frontier.com.

Tri-State Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Thursday, 7 p.m.
Good Zoo Bldg. - Oglebay Park
Wheeling, W.Va.
Contact Steve Roth, 242-9867;
sroth29201@comcast.net.

Upshur Co. Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
3rd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
W.Va. Farm Bureau Bldg.
Buckhannon, W.Va.
Contact Roy Carder, 472-7413.

West Central Beekeepers Assoc.
Monthly Meeting
4th Saturday, 1 p.m.
Roane Co. Committee on Aging Bldg.
Spencer, W.Va.
Contact Dale Cunningham, 354-6916;
janingham46@yahoo.com.


*** SHEEP & GOATS ***

Appalachian Goat Assoc.
Monthly Meeting

1st Sunday, 1:30 p.m.
Spencer, W.Va.
Contact dinahroberts82@aol.com.

W.Va. Central Goat Club
Monthly Meeting

2nd Sunday, 1 p.m.
Spencer, W.Va.
Contact Doris Parks, 988-2877 or
Elva LaMont, 354-9656.


LIVESTOCK EVENTS CALENDAR


Keep up with the latest Livestock Events
by using the new Livestock Events Calendar on the WVDA website.
The calendar contains links to
West Virginia’s premier
shows & sales
month by month.

To access the calendar, go to
http://www.wvagriculture.org/images
/Marketing/Livestock/LivestockCalendar.htm
.

To submit an event, contact
Livestock Marketing Specialist
Tracy Fitzsimmons at tfitzsimmons@ag.state.wv.us or
304-558-2210.


*** OTHER EVENTS  ***

Fairview Farmer’s Market
Vendors Needed
318 Main Street
Fairview, WV
775-3366
Contact Jim Faber, faberwana@aol.com.
Saturdays 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
June - Sept.
Fruits, vegetables, crafts, bakery & foods
Please register for “free space”,
rain or shine; Poppy’s restaurant
parking lot/outside only

AttN: Farmers/CSA Owners

Need help selling your product?
A new market is opening in Fairmont
this May and will offer all local,
sustainable produce and local products for sale 7 days/wk.
Contact Christa Blais, 816-1379.

Fairmont Community Garden
We are adopting growing space at our two locations: Heston Farms Winery
& Oliver Avenue Park
4'x8' spaces are $25/additional sizes avail.
Contact Christa Blais, 816-1379;
FairmontCommunityGarden@yahoo.com.


Arthurdale Farm Stand

Producer only market where vendors sell local produce, eggs, herbs, jams, jellies, baked goods and other items
10 a.m.-Noon,
Saturday, June 7 to Saturday, Sept. 20
Arthurdale Presbyterian Church Parking lot
Arthurdale, WV
Contact Lisa Cress, 288-2057;
lcress3@aol.com.



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*** EQUINE ***

Catamount Series 2014-2015 Show #3
Mar. 28, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: Potomac State College Collegiate Horseman's Assoc.
PSC Indoor Arena
Keyser, WV
Jared Miller, 668-5326.
Jared.Miller@mail.wvu.edu.

Miniature Horse Clinic
Mar. 28, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: WV Miniature Horse Championship & WV Miniature Horse Club
316 Gerald L. Bates Dr., Clarksburg, WV
Melissa Skidmore, 783-4827.
palouseranch@aol.com.

Open Trails
April 1-30, (pay per day)
Sponsored by: Junior McLaughlin Quarter Horse
Marlinton, WV
Junior McLaughlin, 799-4910.
Myersapril18@yahoo.com.

Christy Loflin Barrel Racing Clinic
April 10-12, 6 p.m.
Sponsored by: AB Quarter Horses LLC
& Barbour Co. Parks & Rec.
Barbour Co. Fairgrounds
Bellington, WV
April Myers, 614-9762.
Myersapril18@yahoo.com.

Catamount Series 2014-2015 Show #4
April 11, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: Potomac State College Collegiate Horseman's Assoc.
PSC Indoor Arena
Keyser, WV
Jared Miller, 668-5326.
Jared.Miller@mail.wvu.edu.

Barrels, Poles, Calf Roping, Team Roping Events (Timed Events)
April 11, 12 noon.
Sponsored by: Henry Arena
Henry Arena, Martinsburg, WV
Greg Maddoz, 301-252-4928.

Vet Day
April 11, 2 p.m.
Sponsored by: West Fork Riding Club
Show Grounds, Chole, WV
Mary Hutson, 542-3122.

WV Draft Horse & Mule Show
April 18, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: WV Draft Horse & Mule Assoc.
WVU Reedsville Farm
Reedsville, WV
Delmer Hershman, 892-3976
Darrell & Karen Shaffer 864-0526
H-Darrell@frontiernet.net.

10th Annual Spring Equine Health
& Hoof Clinic
April 18, 9 a.m.
Sponsored by: Allegheny Equine Veterinary Service, PLLC
Dakan Arena, Camp Pioneer, Beverly, WV
Tracy Walker, DVM 636-8363.
info@alleghenyequine.com.

St. Judes Trail Ride
April 18, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Shiloh Trail Riders
Ellenboro, WV Rail Trail
Melissa Ayers, 643-5557.
Melissa.ayers@ihcgroup.com.

WV Contest & Clinic
April 24-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sponsored by: WV Farrier's Assoc.
Gilmer Co. Rec. Center
Glenville, WV
A.P. Nelson.
nelsonfarrier@hotmail.com.

Field Day
April 25, 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by: WV Draft Horse & Mule Assoc.
Island Ave., Buckhannon, WV
Clyde Reed, 472-5273.

Equine Vaccination Clinic
April 25, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: AB Quarter Horses LLC
Barbour Co. Fairgrounds, Bellington, WV
April Myers, 614-9762.
Justine Bolyard Saville, 940-3010.
Myersapril18@yahoo.com.

WCHA Show Series (PAC Approved)

April 25, 10 a.m.
Sponsored by: Wyoming Co. Horsemen's Assoc.
Broken Wheel Stables
Clark Blankenship, 923-7177
Clark_blankenship@hotmail.com.

NBHA Barrel Show
April 25, 12 noon
Sponsored by: NBHA WV05
Henry Arena, Martinsburg, WV
Laurie Lee, 258-4991.
ljlee2121@yahoo.com.

Open Horse Show
April 25, 1 p.m.
Sponsored by: Elk River Boots
& Saddle Club
Blue Creek Showgrounds, Elkview, WV
Tack Shaffer, 988-1173.
Mark Halstead, 549-2762.
marklst@live.com
Jane Webb, 965-5019.

Open Horse Show
April 25, 5 p.m.
Sponsored by: Central WV Riding Club
Holy Gray Park, Sutton, WV
Allen or Kim Miller, 364-5576.
cwrc@yahoo.com.




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