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ALFN Member Update and THANK YOU!

Hi ALFN Community!

There’s lots to share with you. We’ve been hard at work!

Fundraiser SUCCESS!
THANK YOU to all of you who supported our most recent fundraising efforts to help us implement new software to support the weekly online market. We couldn’t have done it without your generous support! And, because of the success of our fundraiser, the board voted at the end of January to move forward with the implementation of Local Food Marketplace. As you can imagine, there is a lot of work to be done. We are working through the details and timeline and will have more to share with you soon.

What Local Food Marketplace means for ALFN
This new tool will allow ALFN to run a more efficient and transparent (on both sides of the operation) market. You will be able to:

  • order from your phone or tablet
  • sort products by attributes that are important to you, and
  • choose between several different membership options that fit your budget.

The board will have access to important data points that will allow us to watch and measure sales trends more accurately and allow us many more options to hopefully increase market sales.

Please be patient as we transition
If you’ve ever been through a total systems change before you know what a major task it is to complete. We will communicate every step of the way so that our customers and vendors will be able to make this transition as easily as possible. It will take a bit of learning and we know that all of you are up to the challenge! The good news is that the new market site will work better for you and once you get used to where things are located, your shopping experience will be seamless and easy again.

Other exciting news
We have two new board members who joined in January and have several more interested in serving ALFN. If you see Amanda Perez or Thurman Green at Saturday pick-up, please thank them for their interest in serving our organization.

We continue to look for new board members. Specifically, we need someone with tax and/or bookkeeping experience to serve on our board. If you or someone you know is interested, please have them contact Claire by email at
We are so grateful for your support of our mission and of good, local food. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

On behalf of the board,
Tifany Hamlin, Chair