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Exhibit 10.1


Principal Amount: $200,000.00                                                                                                           Issue Date: December 31, 2008


FOR VALUE RECEIVED, INNOVATIVE FOOD HOLDINGS, INC., a Florida corporation (hereinafter called “Borrower”), hereby promises to pay to ALPHA CAPITAL ANSTALT, Pradfant 7, 9490 Furstentums, Vaduz, Lichtenstein, Fax: 011-42-32323196 (the “Holder”) or its registered assigns or successors in interest or order, without demand, the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($200,000.00) (“Principal Amount”), on July 31, 2011 (the “Maturity Date”), if not sooner paid and less any amounts previously paid pursuant to the terms hereof.

This Note has been entered into pursuant to the terms of a subscription agreement between the Borrower and the Holder dated at or about the date hereof (the “Subscription Agreement”), and shall be governed by the terms of such Subscription Agreement.  Unless otherwise separately defined herein, all capitalized terms used in this Note shall have the same meaning as is set forth in the Subscription Agreement.  The following terms shall apply to this Note:



           1.1.           Interest Rate.   Subject to Section 5.7 hereof, interest payable on this Note shall accrue on the outstanding Principal Amount at a rate per annum (the "Interest Rate") of eight percent (8%).  Interest on the outstanding Principal Amount shall accrue from the date of this Note and shall be payable in arrears together with, at the same time and in the same manner as payment of Principal Amount and on the Maturity Date, whether by acceleration or otherwise.

1.2.           Minimum Monthly Principal Payments.   Amortizing payments of the outstanding Principal Amount of this Note and accrued interest shall commence on the six month anniversary of the Issue Date and on the same day of each month (each a “Repayment Date”) until all of the Principal Amount has been repaid, by the payment of cash pursuant to the terms hereof.  Subject to Article II below, on each Repayment Date, the Borrower shall make payments to the Holder in an amount equal to $8,000 (the “Monthly Amount”).

1.3.           Maturity Date Extension.   Any Principal Amount, interest and any other sum arising under this Note and the Subscription Agreement that remains outstanding on the Maturity Date shall be due and payable on the Maturity Date.  Unless the Holder elects to extend the Maturity Date of some of all of such outstanding amounts up to an additional one year, in which case the Maturity Date with respect to such terms designated by the Holder will be such date elected by Holder, subject to acceleration as described in this Note.

1.4.           Default Interest Rate.  Following the occurrence and during the continuance of an Event of Default (as defined in Article IV), the annual interest rate on this Note shall (subject to Section 5.7) be fifteen percent (15%).  Such interest shall be due and payable together with regular scheduled Monthly Amounts.



           2.1.           Holder’s Conversion Rights.   Subject to Section 2.2, the Holder shall have the right, but not the obligation, to convert all or any portion of the then aggregate outstanding Principal Amount of this Note, together with interest and fees due hereon, and any sum arising under the Subscription Agreement, and the Transaction Documents, including but not limited to Liquidated Damages, into shares of Common Stock, subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Article II, at the rate of $.005 per share of Common Stock (“Fixed Conversion Price”), as the same may be adjusted pursuant to this Note and the Subscription Agreement.  The Holder may exercise such right by delivery to the Borrower of a written Notice of Conversion pursuant to Section 2.3.

           2.2.           Conversion Limitation.   Neither Holder nor the Borrower may convert on any date that amount of the Note Principal or interest in connection with that number of shares of Common Stock which would be in excess of the sum of (i) the number of shares of Common Stock beneficially owned by the Holder and its affiliates on a Conversion Date, Repayment Date, the date Notice of Redemption is given, or the date Notice of Mandatory Conversion is given, as the case may be, (ii) any Common Stock issuable in connection with the unconverted portion of the Note, and (iii) the number of shares of Common Stock issuable upon the conversion or repayment of the Note with respect to which the determination of this provision is being made, which would result in beneficial ownership by the Holder and its affiliates of more than 4.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Borrower on such Conversion Date.  For the purposes of the provision to the immediately preceding sentence, beneficial ownership shall be determined in accordance with Section 13(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Regulation 13d-3 thereunder.  Subject to the foregoing, the Holder shall not be limited to aggregate conversions of only 4.99% and aggregate conversion by the Holder may exceed 4.99%.  The Holder shall have the authority and obligation to determine whether the restriction contained in this Section 2.2 will limit any conversion hereunder and to the extent that the Holder determines that the limitation contained in this Section applies, the determination of which portion of the Note is convertible shall be the responsibility and obligation of the Holder.  The Holder may waive the conversion limitation described in this Section 2.2, in whole or in part, upon and effective after 61 days prior written notice to the Borrower to increase such percentage to up to 9.99%.

           2.3.           Holder’s Conversion Procedure.

                      (a)           In the event that the Holder elects to convert any amounts outstanding under this Note into Common Stock, the Holder shall give notice of such election by delivering an executed and completed notice of conversion (a “Notice of Conversion”) to the Borrower, which Notice of Conversion shall provide a breakdown in reasonable detail of the Principal Amount, accrued interest and amounts being converted.  The original Note is not required to be surrendered to the Borrower until all sums due under the Note have been paid.  On each Conversion Date (as hereinafter defined) and in accordance with its Notice of Conversion, the Holder shall make the appropriate reduction to the Principal Amount, accrued interest and fees as entered in its records.  Each date on which a Notice of Conversion is delivered or telecopied to the Borrower in accordance with the provisions hereof shall be deemed a “Conversion Date.”  A form of Notice of Conversion to be employed by the Holder is annexed hereto as Exhibit A.

                      (b)           Pursuant to the terms of a Notice of Conversion, the Borrower will issue instructions to the transfer agent accompanied by an opinion of counsel (if so required by the Borrower’s transfer agent), and, except as otherwise provided below, shall cause the transfer agent to transmit the certificates representing the Conversion Shares to the Holder by crediting the account of the Holder’s designated broker with the Depository Trust Corporation (“DTC”) through its Deposit Withdrawal Agent Commission (“DWAC”) system within three (3) business days after receipt by the Borrower of the Notice of Conversion (the “Delivery Date”). In the case of the exercise of the conversion rights set forth herein, the conversion privilege shall be deemed to have been exercised and the Conversion Shares issuable upon such conversion shall be deemed to have been issued upon the date of receipt by the Borrower of the Notice of Conversion. The Holder shall be treated for all purposes as the beneficial holder of such shares of Common Stock, or, in the case that Borrower delivers physical certificates as set forth below, the record holder of such shares of Common Stock, unless the Holder provides the Borrower written instructions to the contrary.  Notwithstanding the foregoing to the contrary, the Borrower or its transfer agent shall only be obligated to issue and deliver the shares to the DTC on the Holder’s behalf via DWAC (or certificates free of restrictive legends) if the registration statement providing for the resale of the shares of Common Stock issuable upon the conversion of this Note is effective or the shares may otherwise be delivered without restrictive legend.  In the event that Conversion Shares cannot be delivered to the Holder via DWAC, the Borrower shall deliver physical certificates representing the Conversion Shares by the Delivery Date to an address designated by Holder in the U.S.  In any event, subject to compliance with the provisions of Rule 144, all shares of Common Stock deliverable pursuant to Sections 2.1 and 2.4 must be delivered without restrictive or other legends.

           2.4.           Conversion Mechanics and Adjustments.

                    (a)           The number of shares of Common Stock to be issued upon each conversion of this Note pursuant to this Article II shall be determined by dividing that portion of the Principal Amount and interest and fees to be converted, if any, by the then applicable Fixed Conversion Price or the conversion price described in Section 2.1, as applicable.

(b)           The Fixed Conversion Price and number and kind of shares or other securities to be issued upon conversion shall be subject to adjustment from time to time upon the happening of certain events while this conversion right remains outstanding, as follows:

A.           Merger, Sale of Assets, etc.  If (A) the Borrower effects any merger or  consolidation of the Borrower with or into another entity, (B) the Borrower effects any sale of all or substantially all of its assets in one or a series of related transactions,  (C) any tender offer or exchange offer (whether by the Borrower or another entity) is completed pursuant to which holders of Common Stock are permitted to tender or exchange their shares for other securities, cash or property, (D) the Borrower consummates a stock purchase agreement or other business combination (including, without limitation, a reorganization, recapitalization, spin-off or scheme of arrangement) with one or more persons or entities whereby such other persons or entities acquire more than the 50% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock (not including any shares of Common Stock held by such other persons or entities making or party to, or associated or affiliated with the other persons or entities making or party to, such stock purchase agreement or other business combination), (E) any "person" or "group" (as these terms are used for purposes of Sections 13(d) and 14(d) of the 1934 Act) is or shall become the "beneficial owner" (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the 1934 Act), directly or indirectly, of 50% of the aggregate Common Stock of the Borrower, or (F) the Borrower effects any reclassification of the Common Stock or any compulsory share exchange pursuant to which the Common Stock is effectively converted into or exchanged for other securities, cash or property (in any such case, a "Fundamental  Transaction"), this Note, as to the unpaid principal portion thereof and accrued interest thereon, shall thereafter be deemed to evidence the right to convert into such number and kind of shares or other securities and property as would have been issuable or distributable on account of such Fundamental Transaction, upon or with respect to the securities subject to the conversion right immediately prior to such Fundamental Transaction.  The foregoing provision shall similarly apply to successive Fundamental Transactions of a similar nature by any such successor or purchaser.  Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the anti-dilution provisions of this Section shall apply to such securities of such successor or purchaser after any such Fundamental Transaction.

B.           Reclassification, etc.  If the Borrower at any time shall, by reclassification or otherwise, change the Common Stock into the same or a different number of securities of any class or classes, this Note, as to the unpaid principal portion hereof and accrued interest hereon, shall thereafter be deemed to evidence the right to convert into an adjusted number of such securities and kind of securities as would have been issuable as the result of such change with respect to the Common Stock immediately prior to such reclassification or other change.

C.           Stock Splits, Combinations and Dividends.  If the shares of Common Stock are subdivided or combined into a greater or smaller number of shares of Common Stock, or if a dividend is paid on the Common Stock in shares of Common Stock, the Fixed Conversion Price shall be proportionately reduced in case of subdivision of shares or stock dividend or proportionately increased in the case of combination of shares, in each such case by the ratio which the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately after such event bears to the total number of shares of Common Stock outstanding immediately prior to such event.
D.           Share Issuance.   So long as this Note is outstanding, if the Borrower shall issue any Common Stock except for the Excepted Issuances (as defined in the Subscription Agreement), prior to the complete conversion or payment of this Note, for a consideration per share that is less than the Fixed Conversion Price that would be in effect at the time of such issue, then, and thereafter successively upon each such issuance, the Fixed Conversion Price shall be reduced to such other lower issue price.  For purposes of this adjustment, the issuance of any security or debt instrument of the Borrower carrying the right to convert such security or debt instrument into Common Stock or of any warrant, right or option to purchase Common Stock shall result in an adjustment to the Fixed Conversion Price upon the issuance of the above-described security, debt instrument, warrant, right, or option and again upon the issuance of shares of Common Stock upon exercise of such conversion or purchase rights if such issuance is at a price lower than the then applicable Fixed Conversion Price.  The reduction of the Fixed Conversion Price described in this paragraph is in addition to the other rights of the Holder described in the Subscription Agreement.  Common Stock issued or issuable by the Borrower for no consideration will be deemed issuable or to have been issued for $0.0001 per share of Common Stock.  The reduction of the Fixed Conversion Price described in this paragraph is in addition to the other rights of the Holder described in the Subscription Agreement.

(c)           Whenever the Conversion Price is adjusted pursuant to Section 2.4(b) above, the Borrower shall promptly mail to the Holder a notice setting forth the Conversion Price after such adjustment and setting forth a statement of the facts requiring such adjustment.

           2.5.           Reservation.   Borrower represents that upon issuance, such shares will be duly and validly issued, fully paid and non-assessable.  Borrower agrees that its issuance of this Note shall constitute full authority to its officers, agents, and transfer agents who are charged with the duty of executing and issuing stock certificates to execute and issue the necessary certificates for shares of Common Stock upon the conversion of this Note.  Once there are 425,000,000 shares issued and outstanding, Borrower will promptly take all action necessary to increase its authorized capital.

           2.6           Issuance of Replacement Note.  Upon any partial conversion of this Note, a replacement Note containing the same date and provisions of this Note shall, at the written request of the Holder, be issued by the Borrower to the Holder for the outstanding Principal Amount of this Note and accrued interest which shall not have been converted or paid, provided Holder has surrendered an original Note to the Borrower.




The occurrence of any of the following events of default (“Event of Default”) shall, at the option of the Holder hereof, make all sums of principal and accrued interest then remaining unpaid hereon and all other amounts payable hereunder immediately due and payable, upon demand, without presentment or grace period, all of which hereby are expressly waived, except as set forth below:
3.1           Failure to Pay Principal or Interest.  The Borrower fails to pay any principal, interest or other sum due under this Note when due.
3.2           Breach of Covenant.  The Borrower breaches any material covenant or other material term or condition of the Subscription Agreement or this Note in any material respect and such breach, if subject to cure, continues for a period of ten (10) business days after written notice to the Borrower from the Holder.
3.3           Breach of Representations and Warranties.  Any material representation or warranty of the Borrower made herein, in any Transaction Document, or in any agreement, statement or certificate given in writing pursuant hereto or in connection herewith or therewith shall be false or misleading in any material respect as of the date made and as of the Closing Date.
3.4           Liquidation.   Any dissolution, liquidation or winding up of Borrower or any substantial portion of its business.
3.5           Cessation of Operations.   Any cessation of operations by Borrower.
3.6           Maintenance of Assets.   The failure by Borrower to maintain any material intellectual property rights, personal, real property or other assets which are necessary to conduct its business (whether now or in the future).
3.7           Receiver or Trustee.  The Borrower shall make an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or apply for or consent to the appointment of a receiver or trustee for it or for a substantial part of its property or business; or such a receiver or trustee shall otherwise be appointed.
3.8           Judgments.  Any money judgment, writ or similar final process shall be entered or filed against Borrower or any subsidiary of Borrower or any of their property or other assets for more than $100,000.
3.9           Bankruptcy.  Bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization or liquidation proceedings or other proceedings or relief under any bankruptcy law or any law, or the issuance of any notice in relation to such event, for the relief of debtors shall be instituted by or against the Borrower.
3.10           Delisting.   Failure of the Borrower’s Common Stock to be listed for trading or quotation on a Principal Market for ten (10) or more consecutive days.
3.11           Non-Payment.   A default by the Borrower under any one or more obligations in an aggregate monetary amount in excess of $100,000 after the due date and any applicable cure period.
3.12           Stop Trade.  An SEC or judicial stop trade order or Principal Market trading suspension with respect to the Borrower’s Common Stock that lasts for ten (10) or more consecutive trading days.
3.13           Reservation Default.   The failure by the Borrower to have reserved for issuance upon conversion of this Note or upon exercise of the Warrants issued in connection with the Subscription Agreement, the number of shares of Common Stock as required in the Subscription Agreement, this Note and the Warrants.
3.14           Failure to Deliver Common Stock or Replacement Note.  Borrower’s failure to timely deliver Common Stock to the Holder pursuant to and in the form required by this Note or the Subscription Agreement, or if required, a replacement Note.

3.15           Reverse Splits.   The Borrower effectuates a reverse split of its Common Stock without twenty days prior written notice to the Holder.

3.16           Event Described in Subscription Agreement.  The occurrence of an Event of Default as described in the Subscription Agreement that, if susceptible to cure, is not cured during any designated cure period.

3.17           Cross Default.  A default by the Borrower of a material term, covenant, warranty or undertaking of any other agreement to which the Borrower and Holder are parties, or the occurrence of a material event of default under any such other agreement which is not cured after any required notice and/or cure period which such default has a Material Adverse Effect, except for late payments to telecommunication providers.



4.           Security Interest/Waiver of Automatic Stay.   This Note is secured by a security interest granted to the Holder pursuant to a Security Agreement, as delivered by Borrower to Holder.  The Borrower acknowledges and agrees that should a proceeding under any bankruptcy or insolvency law be commenced by or against the Borrower, or if any of the Collateral (as defined in the Security Agreement) should become the subject of any bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding, then the Holder should be entitled to, among other relief to which the Holder may be entitled under the Transaction Documents and any other agreement to which the Borrower and Holder are parties (collectively, "Loan Documents") and/or applicable law, an order from the court granting immediate relief from the automatic stay pursuant to 11 U.S.C. Section 362 to permit the Holder to exercise all of its rights and remedies pursuant to the Loan Documents and/or applicable law. THE BORROWER EXPRESSLY WAIVES THE BENEFIT OF THE AUTOMATIC STAY IMPOSED BY 11 U.S.C. SECTION 362.  FURTHERMORE, THE BORROWER EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT NEITHER 11 U.S.C. SECTION 362 NOR ANY OTHER SECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY CODE OR OTHER STATUTE OR RULE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, 11 U.S.C. SECTION 105) SHALL STAY, INTERDICT, CONDITION, REDUCE OR INHIBIT IN ANY WAY THE ABILITY OF THE HOLDER TO ENFORCE ANY OF ITS RIGHTS AND REMEDIES UNDER THE LOAN DOCUMENTS AND/OR APPLICABLE LAW.  The Borrower hereby consents to any motion for relief from stay that may be filed by the Holder in any bankruptcy or insolvency proceeding initiated by or against the Borrower and, further, agrees not to file any opposition to any motion for relief from stay filed by the Holder.  The Borrower represents, acknowledges and agrees that this provision is a specific and material aspect of the Loan Documents, and that the Holder would not agree to the terms of the Loan Documents if this waiver were not a part of this Note. The Borrower further represents, acknowledges and agrees that this waiver is knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily made, that neither the Holder nor any person acting on behalf of the Holder has made any representations to induce this waiver, that the Borrower has been represented (or has had the opportunity to he represented) in the signing of this Note and the Loan Documents and in the making of this waiver by independent legal counsel selected by the Borrower and that the Borrower has discussed this waiver with counsel.



5.1           Failure or Indulgence Not Waiver.  No failure or delay on the part of the Holder hereof in the exercise of any power, right or privilege hereunder shall operate as a waiver thereof, nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such power, right or privilege preclude other or further exercise thereof or of any other right, power or privilege.  All rights and remedies existing hereunder are cumulative to, and not exclusive of, any rights or remedies otherwise available.
5.2           Notices.  All notices, demands, requests, consents, approvals, and other communications required or permitted hereunder shall be in writing and, unless otherwise specified herein, shall be (i) personally served, (ii) deposited in the mail, registered or certified, return receipt requested, postage prepaid, (iii) delivered by reputable air courier service with charges prepaid, or (iv) transmitted by hand delivery, telegram, or facsimile, addressed as set forth below or to such other address as such party shall have specified most recently by written notice.  Any notice or other communication required or permitted to be given hereunder shall be deemed effective (a) upon hand delivery or delivery by facsimile, with accurate confirmation generated by the transmitting facsimile machine, at the address or number designated below (if delivered on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received), or the first business day following such delivery (if delivered other than on a business day during normal business hours where such notice is to be received) or (b) on the first business day following the date of mailing by express courier service, fully prepaid, addressed to such address, or upon actual receipt of such mailing, whichever shall first occur.  The addresses for such communications shall be: (i) if to the Borrower to: Innovative Food Holdings, Inc., 1923 Trade Center Way, Suite #1, Naples, FL 34109, Attn: Sam Klepfish, CEO, facsimile: (239) 596-0204, with a copy by facsimile only to: Irving Rothstein, Esq., Feder, Kaszovitz, Isaacson, Weber, Skala, Bass & Rhine LLP, 750 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022-1200, facsimile: (212) 888-7776, and (ii) if to the Holder, to the name, address and telecopy number set forth on the front page of this Note, with a copy by facsimile only to Grushko & Mittman, P.C., 551 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1601, New York, New York 10176, facsimile: (212) 697-3575.
5.3           Amendment Provision.  The term “Note” and all reference thereto, as used throughout this instrument, shall mean this instrument as originally executed, or if later amended or supplemented, then as so amended or supplemented.
5.4           Assignability.  This Note shall be binding upon the Borrower and its successors and assigns, and shall inure to the benefit of the Holder and its successors and permitted assigns.  The Borrower may not assign its obligations under this Note.
5.5           Cost of Collection.  If default is made in the payment of this Note, Borrower shall pay the Holder hereof reasonable costs of collection, including reasonable attorneys’ fees.

5.6           Governing Law.  This Note shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York without regard to conflicts of laws principles that would result in the application of the substantive laws of another jurisdiction.  Any action brought by either party against the other concerning the transactions contemplated by this Agreement must be brought only in the civil or state courts of New York or in the federal courts located in the State and county of New York.  Both parties and the individual signing this Agreement on behalf of the Borrower agree to submit to the jurisdiction of such courts.  The prevailing party shall be entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorney's fees and costs.  In the event that any provision of this Note is invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law, then such provision shall be deemed inoperative to the extent that it may conflict therewith and shall be deemed modified to conform with such statute or rule of law. Any such provision which may prove invalid or unenforceable under any law shall not affect the validity or unenforceability of any other provision of this Note. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed or operate to preclude the Holder from bringing suit or taking other legal action against the Borrower in any other jurisdiction to collect on the Borrower's obligations to Holder, to realize on any collateral or any other security for such obligations, or to enforce a judgment or other decision in favor of the Holder.  This Note shall be deemed an unconditional obligation of Borrower for the payment of money and, without limitation to any other remedies of Holder, may be enforced against Borrower by summary proceeding pursuant to New York Civil Procedure Law and Rules Section 3213 or any similar rule or statute in the jurisdiction where enforcement is sought.  For purposes of such rule or statute, any other document or agreement to which Holder and Borrower are parties or which Borrower delivered to Holder, which may be convenient or necessary to determine Holder’s rights hereunder or Borrower’s obligations to Holder are deemed a part of this Note, whether or not such other document or agreement was delivered together herewith or was executed apart from this Note.
5.7           Maximum Payments.  Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to establish or require the payment of a rate of interest or other charges in excess of the maximum rate permitted by applicable law.  In the event that the rate of interest required to be paid or other charges hereunder exceed the maximum rate permitted by applicable law, any payments in excess of such maximum rate shall be credited against amounts owed by the Borrower to the Holder and thus refunded to the Borrower.
5.8           Non-Business Days.   Whenever any payment or any action to be made shall be due on a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday under the laws of the State of New York, such payment may be due or action shall be required on the next succeeding business day and, for such payment, such next succeeding day shall be included in the calculation of the amount of accrued interest payable on such date.
5.9           Redemption.  This Note may not be redeemed or called without the consent of the Holder except as described in this Note or the Subscription Agreement.

5.10           Shareholder Status.  The Holder shall not have rights as a shareholder of the Borrower with respect to unconverted portions of this Note.  However, the Holder will have the rights of a shareholder of the Borrower with respect to the Shares of Common Stock to be received after delivery by the Holder of a Conversion Notice to the Borrower.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Borrower has caused this Note to be signed in its name by an authorized officer as of the ____ day of December, 2008.






(To be executed by the Registered Holder in order to convert the Note)
The undersigned hereby elects to convert $_________ of the principal and $_________ of the interest due on the Note issued by INNOVATIVE FOOD HOLDINGS, INC. on December 31, 2008 into Shares of Common Stock of INNOVATIVE FOOD HOLDINGS, INC. (the “Borrower”) according to the conditions set forth in such Note, as of the date written below.

Date of Conversion:____________________________________________________________________

Conversion Price:______________________________________________________________________

Number of Shares of Common Stock Beneficially Owned on the Conversion Date: Less than 5% of the outstanding Common Stock of INNOVATIVE FOOD HOLDINGS, INC.

Shares To Be Delivered:_________________________________________________________________


Print Name:__________________________________________________________________________