Since we were far from reaching our order window goal of $5000, the current order window has been extended. The current order window is now scheduled to close November 7th, Sunday, at 8 PM. Please help us reach our goal so we can close this order cycle and get product out in mid-November.
Thank you to all our great members for making excellent progress towards reaching the August 15th order window goal of $5,000 in orders. We have nearly reached our goal!
The August order window will close on August 15th at 8 PM.
Please verify that your items are “CHECKED OUT” prior to 8 PM on Sunday August 15th.
The August 2021 Order Window will Tentatively close on Sunday August 15th (8 PM).
Help us reach our goal of $5,000 sales of Local Nebraska Food items listed by our Food Coop Producers!
If for some reason we do not reach our goal by August 15th we will let our customers know through our email list and right here in our “Recent Update” section of the website.
We will confirm the closing date about 2 weeks ahead of time so customers, site coordinators and producers are sure of our delivery schedule. This will give our vegetable producers time to list products based on a solid closing date.
Nebraska Food Coop Members, Producers and Friends:
The current NFC Board would like to THANK YOU for your past and continued support of “Nebraska’s Online Farmers’ Market.” We are anxious to start serving you again and recently opened our first 2021 cycle to close on Sunday March 14th, with deliveries that week.
At this time, as the coronavirus continues to be part of all our lives. Having a secure supply of local foods is more important than ever. Supporting our local farmer helps keep our food supply secure and available.
With the recent resignation of our past President Roy, due to Caryl’s health care needs, we would like to thank Roy and Caryl for their unwavering support of NFC over the past many years. You may want to review Roy’s recent resignation email for additional information.
During this transition in NFC coordination, we would like our Nebraska food community to know the current Board is committed to the original Mission of NFC:
To foster a local food community and promote a culture of stewardship by cultivating farmer-consumer relationships, promoting the enjoyment of healthful food, increasing food security through diversity, and enhancing overall rural sustainability.
As we open our first cycle of 2021, if you have any questions or would be interested in finding out how you could help move NFC forward in this new year, please contact the Board.
Liz Sarno, President
Johnathan Hladik, Secretary
Doug Garrison, Treasure
January 19, 2021
As you may have noticed, there has not been an NFC cycle since Thanksgiving. As the primary person responsible for running NFC operations for the last two years, the disruption of NFC services has more to do with me personally than the state of the cooperative.
Unfortunately, I need to fully transfer time from my NFC responsibilities to care for my wife, Caryl, who has terminal cancer with only months left. This has been a challenging time for our family, and I want NFC to prosper despite my personal situation.
Therefore – effective immediately, I am resigning from my board position as NFC president and from all activities in regards to NFC. The current board members (Doug Garrison, Johnathan Hladik, and Liz Sarno) will now determine when to open and close order cycles, as well as be the primary contacts for NFC operations for the interim. It will be their job to determine the direction of NFC.
At this time, we have the following additional information:
- The board has expressed interest in hiring a part-time operations person to oversee the cooperative. If you are interested in such a position, or if you are interested in providing partial support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The next cycle will be opened when the board decides it is time.
- We missed announcing and holding an annual NFC meeting in the fall of 2020. So the board will determine how/when to move forward with that legal requirement.
- With my departure, the board will be short two members. Anyone interested in participating on the board should contact Liz by phone (402-309-0944) to discuss. Becoming a board member is only open to “voting” members, but anyone can become a voting member with the purchase of a single share of stock for $100. It is a great opportunity to participate in visioning the future of NFC.
Thank you for your support and patronage of the Nebraska Food Cooperative, Nebraska’s Online Farmers’ Market. I wish the best for the continuation of the NFC.
NFC Board President (resigning)