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Market Reminder

Hey Foodies!

Don’t forget to place your orders on the Market before noon today.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with ALFN we are looking to train more cashiers to help check customers out on Saturday mornings. Contact Claire at for more information!

Claire Admire
Program & Market Manager

Market Is Open!

Good Morning everyone!

The Market is open. McSwain Ranch has listed some new products in the meat section that you should definitely add to your cart for this week! If you’re transitioning your self-care to the Fall and Winter season then checkout the Vetyver Body Mist from Tammy Sue Critters – it smells divine and works for men and women!

Wondering what the heck a persimmon is and how you cook it? Up on the blog today are some great recipes for how to use this delicious, versatile fruit you can shop right now on the market from Kornegay Berry Farm.

We are always in need of volunteers! If you’re interested in earning credit for your account, sign up to volunteer with us this weekend.

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Market Reminder

Good morning! Don’t forget to place your orders on the market before noon today. If you’re interested in earning credit for your account, sign up to volunteer with us this weekend.

Market Is Open!

Happy Sunday!

The Market is open and ready for your orders. If you’ve got a sweet tooth this week (and who doesn’t this time of year) be sure to check out the baked items and candies under the “locally produced goods” section.

Curious what’s in season? Check out our guide on the ALFN blog!

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Volunteers Needed

Happy Friday everyone!

We still need a volunteer or two for the early and late shift tomorrow. If you’re available please join us! Alex is coordinating and we will have a delicious pie for you to enjoy :)

You can sign up for your spot online “here!”::

Claire Admire
Program & Market Manager

Market Reminder

Good morning foodies!

Don’t forget, there’s only a few more hours left to place your orders on the market. We just got a Navy Bean pie from April’s Family Kitchen for our volunteers this weekend…if you haven’t tried one yet you have to order one! Speaking of yummy treats for our volunteers, we still need two people for our first shift and one more person on our second shift this Saturday. Please sign up to volunteer with us!

See you soon,
Claire Admire
Market & Program Manager

Market Is Open!

Good morning everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying the cool bout of Fall weather. The Market is open, and we have our eyes on the different varieties of cinnamon rolls from Lily Chanel Sweets. They look mouthwatering!

Please be sure to take a look at the “Fall 2017 Member Update” that was sent out earlier this morning. We are working hard to ensure we have a strong transition into the new year and can continue serving you through the online food club. We need all of your help and support to make it happen.

Up on the blog today are some great cheap, easy tips for decorating your home for fall!

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Fall 2017 Member Update

Dear ALFN Members,

The board has been working through all of the fabulous feedback we received over the last 6 weeks or so. Thank you for sharing your opinions, experience, and suggestions with us. The information provided has helped guide our next steps. Here are the three things we are focusing on right now.

1. User Experience with Website
The majority of comments we received centered around our dated website. The Locally Grown platform has been a great tool for ALFN over the last several years but we know we’ve outgrown it. It’s an old website that has served us incredibly well! It’s time to look for a solution that allows new and current customers to shop easily, allows us to run a more efficient and informed business, and allows our vendors to sell more goods.
Currently, the board is investigating online solutions that will serve all of our members and vendors needs. We hope to narrow down the search within the next two weeks. Stay tuned for more information! We’ll be sharing information along the way making way for a smooth transition.

2. Board Member Recruitment
We have several board member positions that will be opening over the next few months. We need new folks who would like to serve ALFN in this capacity. Specifically, we are looking for the following positions and experience:
- Treasurer – needs bookkeeping/QuickBooks knowledge; will work with current treasurer in 2018 and will move into the treasurer position in 2019.
- Governance Chair – helps ALFN keep organizational compliance with internal bylaws and constitution, as well as advises on any legal questions
- Tech Guru – as we move into a new system, we’d love to have someone with technology experience to help with transition
- At Large positions – we also have several ‘at large’ positions that allow people to plug in how ever they are best suited
Attached are the Board Member Roles & Expectations as well as our application. If you are interested, please apply and email to Claire at

3. Keep sharing ALFN with your friends!
We have seen an increase in interest about ALFN over the last few weeks! Your efforts are working! Please keep sharing with everyone you know about how much you love ALFN. Here’s a few ways you can get the message out:
Tell your friends about ALFN! Feel free to copy and paste this content for your emails:

Dear friend,

You’ve probably heard me mention the Arkansas Local Food Network before as one of my go-to resources for local foods. I love the ease of shopping online for Arkansas goods like farm fresh eggs, in-season produce, and handmade soaps. In fact, ALFN has the BEST selection of Arkansas produced goods of any other market.

You can try ALFN for two weeks before you pay the membership fee of $7.50 per month. I’d like to invite you to see what ALFN is all about! Here’s a link to their website: Let me know if you have any questions!

If you are on social media, please follow ALFN on Facebook and Instagram. Like and share every post from ALFN to your newsfeed.
Facebook: @ARSustainability
Instagram: @ arlocalfoodnetwork

We have flyers to share! Please pickup flyers at market pickup and post at your place of work, schools, churches, coffee shops – anywhere that has a community bulletin board.

We appreciate you all so much! Thank you for working to keep ALFN an amazing organization!

Market Reminder

Good morning! Don’t forget to place your orders on the market before noon today. You don’t want to miss out on all the holiday baked goods like banana chocolate chip bread, sourdough, navy bean pie, and much much more!

Weblog Entry

Good Morning everyone! We are happy to be open this week after taking a break last Saturday for Race the Cure downtown. You can shop the Market here. The Root Cafe is selling a delicious homemade chicken stock that would be PERFECT for your next soup!

We have your guide to fall squash up on the blog today, as well as some tasty recipes for how to serve them up!

Have you followed us on Facebook yet? Please like us and share our page with your friends! Also, visit our website to learn more about our organization.