The Giving Season

Welcome to our new website, and thanks for stopping by! This blog will be the go-to spot for information about our organization, local food-related events, and editorial posts from myself and, more excitingly, guest writers! This is one of the new ways we hope to share what our organization is up to beyond just our market updates (which all of our market users will still receive regularly). Speaking of which, if you’re here and you’re not a member of our online, weekly farmer’s market, then sign up!

This is a fantastic time to debut our new website and telling you about the ways we’re improving our organization, because it is also the season of community and gratitude, and WE are grateful for YOU! ALFN would like to thank every person who has been a part of growing this network, including our volunteers who show up week after week to set up our market (interested?), our past and present board members, all of our market customers, the people who keep the Green Groceries program running, and every person who has encouraged us along the way. This is a true grassroots community that has been built by many, many hands from the ground up!

On Tuesday, November 29th, nonprofit organizations across Arkansas will be taking part in Giving Tuesday. This campaign is managed by the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance, and gives people across the state of Arkansas the chance to donate to their favorite nonprofits. We are once again participating, and would appreciate your support next week on Tuesday! We will be sharing more information with you about how to give in next week’s blog post. More to come, so please stay tuned.

With warm, grateful hearts, we wish you all have a wonderful week with your friends and family. If you’re afraid your leftovers won’t stretch much farther than Saturday, don’t forget to order on the market – we are open this week! I know I will have to be rolled to the market on Saturday after spending a week with my family on the West Coast!

Thankful in Seattle,

Claire Hodgson, Program & Market Manager

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