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Tips and best practices to running a successful online store for your farm or farmers' market

Learn how to succeed as a local food supplier with success stories, marketing tips and more.

How This Ontario Farmers’ Market is Thriving with Both In-Person and Online Sales

July 8, 2021

Co-market managers Richard and Morag have been running the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market together since August 2019. They love bringing their..

How Wild Flight Farm Sells Direct, Wholesale, and At-Market Using One Farm Tool

June 17, 2021

Hermann and Louise Bruns, founders and owners at Wild Flight Farm in Mara, British Columbia, have been farming together for 27 years. They produce..

Local Line Debuts Robust Insights Dashboard, Your Reporting & Analytics Headquarters

June 9, 2021

This new feature saves you time and energy by giving you accessible insights and data in customizable dashboards. Optimize and grow your business..

How Local Market Balances Online and In-Person Sales Through Local Line

April 30, 2021

Located in Fernie, British Columbia, the team at Wildsight Elk Valley and Mountain Market wanted to give their community access to Fernie-grown..

Sell Everywhere, to Every Customer: Why You Should Upgrade from Vendor to a Full Local Line Account

April 22, 2021

The Local Line Market platform is a great tool to help markets (and vendors) sell to their customers online. As a vendor, you get access to a..

30 Posts, 30 Ways: Instagram Ideas to Copy-and-Post Directly to Your Account

April 15, 2021

The goal for your Instagram business account should be to connect and engage with people who want to buy your products. With 1 billion active..

The Blended Farmers’ Market: How Toledo Market Thrives with Online and In-Person Sales

March 25, 2021

The Toledo Thursday Market has been serving their local community for nearly 5 years. Recently, they doubled in size and now have a strong..

Local Line Storefront

March 10, 2021

The Local Line platform has a whole new look! We are very excited to announce that our new storefront is now live on all Local Line accounts.

How to Run Your CSA on Local Line

February 22, 2021

This past year has changed the way a lot of farm businesses operate. With the closure or limited capacity of farms, many customers have turned..

Chasing Customer Quality: Spend More Time On Your Ideal Customers

February 17, 2021

We all love our customers, we really do. Right? For the most part, it’s easy to say without a second thought. When we give our customers a great..

How Shared Legacy Farms Sold Out Their 400 Member CSA

February 15, 2021

Kurt and Corinna Bench run Shared Legacy Farms, a 400 member CSA in Elmore, Ohio. With over 12 years of farming experience, their veggie box..

Upselling and Cross-Selling: How to Increase Your Order Size

February 8, 2021

The most frequent question we get from users is how can I increase my order size to meet my minimum order requirement? 

Local Line and Farmers Friend Partner to Support Family Farms

February 5, 2021

Local Line is  pleased to announce our partnership with Farmers Friend to support family farmers across North America, offering Farmers Friend..

How to Quickly Set Up Curbside Pickup for Farms, Farmers Markets, and Food Hubs

February 1, 2021

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the way we shop has changed dramatically. Even as restrictions start to lift, online ordering and..

Local Line Releases New POS Feature in Partnership with Square

January 14, 2021

Local Line is excited to announce its integration with the Square Terminal. This integration allows you to accept in-person payments for Local..

How Affinity Farm Uses Local Line to Replace Farmers Markets

January 10, 2021

For 20 years, Kelly and her husband have run Affinity Farm, a certified natural produce farm  in Moscow, Idaho. They found Local Line at the peak..

10 Local Line Best Practices To Increase Your Online Sales

January 3, 2021

Get the most out of your Local Line account! Using all the features from catalog schedules to pick lists and pack lists will allow you to maximize..

How Leslieville Farmers’ Market Uses Local Line to Strengthen Customer Relationships

December 17, 2020

Similar to many farmers’ markets across North America, market manager Alexa and her team at The Leslieville Farmers’ Market in Toronto knew they..

How This Farm-Run Online Marketplace Increased Sales with Local Line

December 8, 2020

Merry Meeting Kitchen, based in Brunswick, Maine, has developed a new multi-vendor, collaborative marketing model that acts as an online-only..

How Chef Jason Lynch Uses Local Line to Sell Sauces & Preserves

November 25, 2020

Chef Jason Lynch and his team at Le Caveau restaurant & winery in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia have been in business for more than 20 years. In addition..

How This 1-Acre Canadian Micro-Farm Grew Sales by 20% During COVID-19

October 30, 2020

Good Clean Farm, a 1.2-acre vegetable farm located in Salmon River, Nova Scotia, found a new sales channel during the pandemic. When their local..

How This CSA Increased Their Average Sales After Transitioning to Local Line

October 23, 2020

Since moving their CSA online, Milky Way Farm’s sales have seen a noteworthy increase in their average sales; before using Local Line, this Farm..

New Feature: Store Credit

October 9, 2020

Local Line is excited to launch our new store credit feature! This feature allows customers to pay for their order using store credit. 

How to Use Automated Catalog Schedules to Drive Sales

September 30, 2020

The Local Line catalog feature was created to organize products and priced throughout the platform and maintain streamlined inventory. You are..

How To Set Up Your Local Line Store: A Step-By-Step Guide

September 17, 2020

Setting up your online store is the first step to selling online and organizing your business all in one place.

6 Local Line Resources That Will Help You Run Your Business

September 15, 2020

At Local Line, we want to help you run your most successful business possible. We love sharing helpful and useful content about sales, marketing,..

How to Make Your Market a Contact-Free Pickup Zone

September 8, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way our markets operate. With greater restrictions and regulations in regards to the health and safety of customers and..

How to Successfully Offer Home Delivery for Your Farm Business with Darren Stott

September 3, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the business model for many farmers. As some markets close and traditional sales channels adapt, farmers need to find new..

How this Biodynamic Farm is Meeting Demand Online

August 27, 2020

Based in Mulmur, Ontario, Fiddle Foot Farm saw record sales in May during their annual seedling sale. They sold almost three times as many..

7 Successful Local Line Websites to Inspire Your Own

August 21, 2020

Websites are crucial for your business. It allows you to carve out a piece of the Internet for yourself, grow your audience, strengthen your..

How to Use Online Ordering to Pre-Sell for Market

August 21, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we do markets. As markets now continue to open, some customers may not be ready to shop freely. Instead, use online..

St. Norbert Farmers’ Market Adapts to New Reality

August 14, 2020

Source: Canstar Community News, by Janice Morley-Lecomte Summer is a great time to get out and visit local sites and to purchase fresh produce..

New Feature: Payment Options

August 3, 2020

We're excited to announce a long requested feature in Local Line: payment options. Payment options allow you to customize the payment methods you..

How This Nova Scotia Farm Used Local Line to Move Local Sales Online

July 30, 2020

Located on the Amherst Shore in Chapman Settlement, Nova Scotia, Wysmykal Farm has completely revamped their veggie basket program with their new..

Local Line and Compeer Financial Partner to Help Family Farmers Succeed

July 29, 2020

Local Line and Compeer Financial are pleased to announce their partnership to support local food producers in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

How This Kentucky Cattle Farm Saw Record Sales During COVID-19

July 20, 2020

Bluegrass Beef Kentucky has seen record online sales since the start of COVID-19. Since March 2020, this grass-fed beef farm has seen sales..

How This 200-Year-Old Farmers’ Market is Finding Success Selling Online

July 14, 2020

The Ottawa Markets have been serving their community for almost 200 years, starting in 1826. This community favourite was forced to adjust when..

How Owen Sound Farmers’ Market Increased Sales with Local Line

July 7, 2020

Co-market managers Richard and Morag have been running the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market together since August 2019. They love bringing their..

Finding Success with Your Online Farmers’ Market Store with Darren Stott

July 3, 2020

Times have changed. Getting markets connected and online is new for a lot of market managers and vendors. At Local Line, we want to help! We were..

Local Line and Perennia Partnership Helps Nova Scotian Food Producers Sell Online

June 16, 2020

Local Line and Perennia Food & Agriculture Inc. are pleased to announce their partnership to support Nova Scotian food producers during COVID-19.

How This Ontario Farmers’ Market Found Success Selling Online Using Local Line

June 10, 2020

The Bradford Farmers’ Market has been serving their community for over 13 years. Throughout those years their twenty vendors have become very..

How Wild Flight Farm Manages Multiple Sales Channels Using Local Line

May 20, 2020

Hermann and Louise Bruns, founders and owners at Wild Flight Farm in Mara, British Columbia, have been farming together for 27 years. They produce..

How Simcoe Farmers' Market Continues to Thrive with an Online Store

April 17, 2020

Located in Norfolk County, Ontario, the Simcoe Farmers’ Market has been serving its community since 1980. This vibrant market offers a wide range..

Crash Course: How to Tell Your Brand Story

April 14, 2020

When making the switch to selling online, getting your marketing down is more important than ever. In this time of crisis, your traditional sales..

How to Launch and Promote Your Farm's Online Store in Under 3 Days

April 5, 2020

Offering your products to customers online is a convenient—and crucial—way to get fresh, local food into the hands of your community during these..

Farmers' Markets Thrive Selling Online During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020

Farmers are being hit hard with the increasing closure of farmers’ markets around North America. With the uncertainty of the timeline for the..

6 Tips to Get Your Online Storefront Ready for Orders

March 25, 2020

Your business is a fundamental part of our food system, and the changes to standard business during the COVID-19 pandemic affect the way people in..

How to Navigate Delivery During COVID-19

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 is changing the way farmers do business. Farmers’ markets and farm stores are closing, so we need to find new avenues to get local..

How to Launch and Promote Your Market's Online Store in Under 3 Days

March 20, 2020

Offering your market's local food to customers online is a convenient—and crucial—way to get local food into the hands of your community during..