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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 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 ways..

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 seedlings..

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 increase..

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 community..

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 of..

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 products..

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 these..

5 Ways to Get New Customers from Instagram

March 4, 2020

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 monthly..

How to Sell Food Subscriptions

January 28, 2020

Subscription boxes have become a massive trend among consumers. Today we can get about anything in a subscription box, from makeup to books to food...

Local Line and Market Maker Launch Free E-Commerce Tool for Illinois Farmers

January 8, 2020

Local Line, an e-commerce and logistics software platform for farmers, food hubs and markets, is pleased to announce the launch of an integration..

How to Market Your Seasonal Food Business During the Off-Season

December 9, 2019

Food production works in seasons. If you are a seasonal business, you don’t want to lose customers over the off-seasons. Here are our five best tips..