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

How Wolf Creek Family Farm Sells By Weight Using Local Line

July 20, 2022

More and more farms are diversifying their revenues. From running a CSA program, adding laying hens, starting their own herd, and offering farm..

Updates to our 'Starter Plan', now sold at $29/month

July 19, 2022

In February 2022 we launched an innovative new pricing tier called ‘Starter’ in which farms could use Local Line for $0/m + 3% of sales. Our..

Local Line launches LocalPay, a better way for farms to accept online payments

July 11, 2022

Food is a low-margin industry. Farmers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, chefs, and grocers; all businesses in the food supply chain operate..

Local Line Launches in The UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

June 30, 2022

Local Line began with an idea. I was frustrated that the food grown closest to you is the most difficult to access. I wanted to make it easy for..

How to Sell Meat by Weight Online Using Local Line

June 29, 2022

For a lot of farmers, sticking to pack sizes doesn’t make sense for their business. For example, if you’re selling jars of jam or bags of lettuce,..

The Top 5 Local Line Sales Reports You Need to Be Using for Your Farm

June 22, 2022

Let’s talk data. Farming successfully relies on many data inputs. You monitor rain, soil health, and planting schedules. What can often be neglected,..

Direct Marketing Farmers Are Selling More Online

June 16, 2022

Diversifying your sales channels helps ensure the long-term success of your business. This is true across all industries, especially in a world where..

7 Local Line Best Practices To Increase Your Online Sales

June 14, 2022

Get the most out of your Local Line account! Using all the features to the fullest will allow you to maximize your experience and manage your..

Local Line Guide: How to Use Advanced Inventory to Save Time on Your Farm

June 10, 2022

To help our customers better manage their inventories, we created Advanced Inventory. This feature allows you to create multiple packages, units, and..

How to Take Product Photos for Your Online Farm Store

May 26, 2022

A lot goes into building a beautiful online store. Great product descriptions, a stand-out brand story, and BEAUTIFUL product photos. Do you know the..

The Best Farming Book You'll Read This Year Isn't About Farming.

May 9, 2022

How ‘Ready Farmer One’ Will Change The Way You Think About Business Ready Farmer One is a modern take on the skills farmers need to thrive. How can..

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

May 1, 2022

When you’re selling food online, your product descriptions and product photos are the most persuasive tools you have to get customers to buy. A..

4 Successful Local Line Websites to Inspire Your Own

April 21, 2022

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

The Role Community Organizations Play in Local Food Access

April 18, 2022

Beyond buying and selling food that was grown nearby, local food is about sharing the knowledge, and the stories of the harvest with the community..

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

March 29, 2022

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

How to Start an Online Food Business: In Six Steps

March 24, 2022

Jams, Bread, Eggs, Microgreens? If you have a green thumb or can kill it in the kitchen, here’s how to get started.  At the beginning of 2020, Hilary..

How to Sell Flowers Online

March 9, 2022

Flower farmers, let’s make market days a little bit easier.

Increasing Access to Farm Loans for Small-Scale Regenerative Farmers

March 7, 2022

Regenerative agriculture is described as farming and grazing practices that help to reverse land degradation by rebuilding soil organic matter and..

Building a New Food System, One Digital Farmer at a Time

February 22, 2022

As the world has industrialized and digitized, locally grown foods have become harder and harder to access. For most people, local food is not part..

Local Line 2.0: The Best Platform Ever Built for the Local Food System

February 7, 2022

After working for over a year, we are excited to welcome you to a whole new Local Line experience. In Local Line 2.0, you can expect dozens of new..

Sell More, Spend Less: How this California Farmer Sells Online

December 14, 2021

Kathryn, from Laughing Duck Farm out of Newcastle, California, started selling online in late 2019. The shift to selling her products online was made..

How This Microgreens Farmer Took Control of Their Sales

November 23, 2021

Leveraging Data as a Farmer We all know data plays a large role in success. Starting their microgreens business in 2020, Hillary from Hildan Produce ..

How This Farmers’ Market is Meeting Demand with Curbside Pickup

November 9, 2021

The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has been at the heart of the Arts and Theatre district for almost 40 years...

How Local Line Helped This Chicago Food Hub Sell Online

October 6, 2021

Taste of Eden Market was started out of necessity.

Local Line Now Seamlessly Integrates With Other Apps

September 7, 2021

Your Local Line account now seamlessly integrates with your most commonly-used digital tools!  We are so excited to announce that Local Line now has..