By Board Chair Tifany Hamlin

I like to sleep in on Saturdays. That’s not a great pairing with also wanting to support local farmers markets and the whole “early bird gets the worm” thing. My support of ALFN started as a practical matter almost five years ago. When I realized I could sleep in on Saturdays and still buy fresh peaches and blueberries and lettuce and eggs from Arkansas farmers, I never looked back.

As I became a devoted shopper on ALFN, I also began to learn about the organization. I am deeply committed to supporting local farmers, artisans, and makers and bringing the same access to all is one of my chief concerns. I’ve enjoyed serving on ALFN’s board of directors for the last two years and learning even more about our  mission. Knowing that my shopping habits support 25 families with the same fresh, local, and delicious foods that I buy each week, only sweetens the experience for me.

My husband and I enjoy our Saturday mornings and our locally sourced goods every week. For us, ALFN serves our lifestyle and our hearts at the same time.

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