Goodbye Sweet Alma

We are so sad to share the news that our sweet, loyal, best-dog-ever employee Alma, has gone to the great dog biscuit in the sky. She lived a fun-filled 15 years. She was a wonderful companion, gentle babysitter, and hard worker. She put in long hours at Fair Shares but never complained, and we know she will be missed by our members as much as she is by us. Here's a photo tribute we'd like to share showing Alma doing all the things she loved.

Alma loved treats (and making you chase her when you pretended you were going to take it from her)...

and naps...

and chicken...

and being a lap dog (not so much)...

Did we mention she liked naps?

and peanut butter...

and art...

and posing...

and naps in the sun...

and playing in the snow...

and waiting to go home (not so much)...

and car rides...

and playing by the fireplace...

and looking cute in a scarf...

and floating on the lake...

and napping...

 

and everyone was sad to say goodbye...

 

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Testimonials

Del Carmen has been a vendor for Fair Shares for 3+ years now.  We have developed a quality relationship based on trust. Our communications have been seamless. In addition, Fair Shares and its members have been great marketers for our products.  As a (very) small business, we are unable to advertise or market our products, so we have to rely on word of mouth.  Many of our customers are, were, or know Fair Shares members who have recommended our products.

Del Carmen has also benefitted from valuable ideas for use of existing products and suggestions in product development from the Fair Shares community.  I go to them for feedback, knowing I will get good, reliable and useful information.

We thank you, Fair Shares, for your support and commitment to del Carmen. We wish you much continued success.  After all, your success also helps the success of del Carmen and other local vendors and farmers.

Estie Cruz-Curoe, del Carmen Beans, St. Louis, MO