Greetings, Allegany Harvest Cooperative Market Member-Owners,
This past week, we held our monthly board meeting and a special member-owner meeting at which the board recommended that M-O’s approve the following motion: “To instruct the board to consult with an attorney for the purpose of liquidating the Allegany Harvest Cooperative Market (AHCM) and, barring legal advice to the contrary, to proceed with said liquidation; and, further, to regard the liquidation of AHCM as signifying the dissolution of the cooperative entity.” There was some discussion around the complex issues that led to the need for this final act by the member-owners, after which the motion was approved without dissent.
We have begun conversations with attorneys and have let our staff know that the last day the store will be open is THIS WEDNESDAY (December 18th) from 2:00- 6:00pm. We will be putting ALL of the inventory in the cooler and freezer on a 25% discount [LOCAL MEAT NOT INCLUDED] for these final two days in an effort to empty those units so that we can turn them off and clean them out. We are also making the big bags of bulk items in our storage spaces available to buy at a 25% discount. We are not clear what the process will be for any inventory that is left at the end of the 18th, so we urge you to come shop for your last time in our store this Tuesday or Wednesday.
Again, I ask that we continue to proceed through this difficult time with grace and peace so that we can put our energy into supporting our local farmers and businesses in new ways.
President of Allegany Harvest Cooperative Market