Have you heard? Our GoFundMe campaign for our new software has raised $1,875 in the past three weeks, and every day we’re getting closer reaching our goal of $5,000! And now we have even better news: a generous ALFN supporter has pledged a $1,500 match if we can raise our half before January 18th. That’s right – every dollar you give up until January 18th will be doubled! 

Now is the time to show your support for local food! Here are a three reasons why it’s important to keep the Arkansas Local Food Network around:

  1. We provide income for over 40 farms and small businesses all over the state. In an increasingly commercial food market, it’s more important than ever to make sure we keep small farms in business. By and far these growers supply the most high quality produce and meat, because they are able to keep chemicals and pesticides off of their crops and antibiotics out of their livestock. Keeping these local farms going provides you with more choices about what you want to feed yourself and your family.
21462691_10155151193458877_6943171208789524902_n.jpg
Family farming at Rattle’s Garden
  1. We provide healthy food for the Green Groceries Program. Our partner, Christ Episcopal Church, purchases supplemental groceries to families and individuals who don’t have access to nutritional food. We are proud to be their main food provider, and work on their behalf to secure healthy, sensible groceries from local farmers.

    18672932_263827170751550_5626450608440522239_o.jpg
    Volunteers package food for Green Groceries
  2. We offer fresh food year-round. We are the only year-round farmers market in Little Rock. Not only does that mean that farmers get paid in the off seasons, but you can still purchase local farm eggs, beautiful carrots, and freshly made bread in the middle of January!
22008039_10159654846545122_4021045039796721853_n.jpg
Fresh peppers from Kellogg Valley Farm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s