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Market Reminder


Good Morning ALFN Members!

Remember to finalize your orders before the "market"http://littlerock.locallygrown.net/market closes for the week today at noon.

Aside from pre-ordered turkeys, there are whole hogs, and rabbits available this week. Also, make sure you check out the fall harvest of apples, gourds and Elephant garlic available now!

Remember to schedule a slot for volunteering over the next few weeks. We have great coffee and great companions! Sign-up here: Volunteers

Cheers,

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Market Is Open!


ALFN Members,

Welcome to another week on the market full of amazing produce, fresh meats and hand-crafted products.

New Program & Market Manager

This past week, the board welcomed a new member into the ALFN community. Claire Hodgson will take over as the program manager at the end of this month. Yesterday, she was introducing herself to all of our members who came through the market. Truly, I’m excited to see how ALFN will continue to develop with Claire at the helm. She has a wheelbarrow full of ideas and passion that will benefit our local economy. Please extend a hearty welcome to Claire if you see her over the next few weeks.

I will continue to help and volunteer for various needs of ALFN, and I am excited to help with whatever ALFN projects come my way.

Voluteer Shifts

I would like to request renewed help for Saturday market volunteers. We had a fantastic team yesterday, but we’ve been a bit low over the last few weeks. If you haven’t tried volunteering for the market on Saturday, I would highly recommend you give it a try. The shifts are only two hours long starting with the Early Shift at 8:00 and the Late Shift at 10:00. Volunteers get to know more ALFN folks, drink good coffee, and earn credit towards the market ($5 credit per shift, or to monthly membership fee). Volunteers are an important part of what makes ALFN such a unique non-profit food hub. We can’t do it without you. Please sign up for weekends that work for you! Here is where you can sign up: Volunteers.

Thank you!!

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Volunteers Still Needed


We could still use a couple of volunteers for our Saturday market tomorrow. If you are able to be there, please sign up here: Volunteer.

Thanks!

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Volunteer Link


Here is the link for signing up to volunteer…Thanks!

Volunteer Sign-Up

Market Reminder


Good Morning ALFN Members,

Remember the market ordering function will turn off today at noon; make sure you get your order completed for all that goodness available!

We are in need of volunteers for Saturday. Please sign up at our Volunteer site. You can help out during the early or late shift or both shifts! For every shift you volunteer, you can earn $5 credit on the market or one month membership. It’s a great opportunity!

Take care,

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

ALFN Market Open


Good Morning ALFN Members,

What a beautiful morning! We have new products on the market this week. With fall in front of us, summer preserved goods are ready for consumption such as peach preserves! There are a host of meat options and veggies choices. Make sure you check out the new products this week!

Speaking of Preserves…

If you are interested in learning how to preserve your own produce, make sure you check out the canning workshop this week! Here is the relevant information:

September 15, 2016 6-8pm: Fig & Jalapeno Preserves Canning Workshop — With summer coming to an end, The Root’s Angela Gardner will wrap up the last session with a course on preserves and a discussion on ways to make jams and jellies.

To purchase tickets ($35), please go to the Eventbrite site.

Have a great week!

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Volunteers Needed!


ALFN Members,

Good evening! We are still needing folks to fill our slots for volunteering this Saturday. For each shift you help, we can provide $5 of credit on the market or one month of membership!

Thanks for helping!

Volunteer Here

Market Reminder


Good Evening,

Remember to make your order on the market before Wednesday at noon when we close the market and send all existing orders to our growers!

VOLUNTEERS

We are in need of volunteers this weekend. We had a few volunteers who had to adjust their plans due to unexpected events, so I have six shifts open. Please help us out if you are free. Remember you get $5 credit on your account, or you get one month of membership! Please sign-up here: Volunteers.

Thanks!

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Market Is Open!


ALFN Members,

Welcome to another week of fresh produce and locally-made products on our market! This week there are tasty options of local apples, rabbit, duck, quail, chocolate chevre, salad, arugula and cucumbers.

Rewilding

I sometimes find my imagination can’t get beyond the concrete sidewalks that cover our urban habitats. Do you? My perspective hardens and stiffens into asphalt. Dark tar binds ideas into inanimate slag that slumps down into my consciousness. The world becomes mundane, mortared with an architecture of ennui. In these moments, I have to remember every crack in the cement is an expression of wildness. The world is seething with natural forces. Trees all over Little Rock revolt against our straight lines. Parachuting seeds of anarchy drop from the wild skies and bunker down in crevasses. Raccoons and foxes hunt the nocturnal hours in my backyard and Mississippi Kites patrol the daylight hours from the canopy. If we encourage our imagination to run wild, our behavior may follow. If we intentionally think in wild terms, our policies may become feral. I think the ghosts of old ecosystems are merely waiting for us to invite them back into the world we inhabit. George Monbiot recently wrote a great book that looks at rewilding from a policy perspective. Here is a great video that outlines his ideas: rewilding. But we will never rewild our world until we allow our imaginations to become feral.

Live wildly,

Kyle Holton
Program & Market Manager

Volunteers Needed


ALFN Members,

Good morning! We are still needing folks to fill our slots for volunteering. We especially need some early shift folks.

Thanks for helping!

Volunteer Here