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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 Argus Farm Stop Uses a Retail Store, Food Hub, and Local Line

April 23, 2019

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Argus Farm Stop is an independent local food retailer that is changing the way their community members access local..

How to Send the Perfect Email Newsletter

April 18, 2019

Newsletters are an important way to keep your customers updated on your business and your products. Lucky for you, there’s a generally accepted ..

How to Get Started with Instagram as a Farmer

April 8, 2019

Instagram is a great tool to help you market your business! It’s all about visual content and is great for showcasing your production process, your..

The Advantages to Accepting Online Payments

March 11, 2019

An essential aspect of having an online store is providing online payments. Here are six reasons why accepting payments online could benefit your..

How to Get More Online Product Reviews for Your Products

March 4, 2019

Social-proof is the best way to sell a product. Consumers want to know that they are making a smart, informed decision based on what others are..

3 Ways to Use Instagram Insights to Get More Customers

March 1, 2019

Tracking your analytics may seem like a tedious and overwhelming task, but it really doesn’t have to be! It can help you better determine what to..

How Castor River Farm Used Local Line to Reduce Order Errors

February 27, 2019

Operating for 30 years and selling direct to customers for the last 12 years, Castor River Farm specializes in rolled oats that are rolled daily...

The Farmers’ Market Goes High Tech

February 22, 2019

Squinting through blowing snow isn’t how most vendors travel to farmers’ markets across Manitoba—but that’s the sort of trip owners of Thousand Hills..

Why You Need to Treat Your Small-Scale Farm as a Business

February 19, 2019

When you ask a small-scale farmer why they farm, they often don’t say, "because I want to make money." You're passionate what you do. Whether you..

How to Use Instagram Stories as a Marketing Tool

February 6, 2019

Instagram has proved an extremely useful tool for marketing. Many businesses are using it to increase their customer engagement and develop their..

The New Model for Local Food Distribution in Northern Ontario

January 24, 2019

Located just outside Sudbury in Northern Ontario, Click Fork, an innovative new food hub, is serving their community with fresh, local food in a..

Local Orbit Joins Local Line: The Sales and Distribution Platform for North American Food Suppliers

January 23, 2019

KITCHENER, ON – Local Line, a sales and distribution software platform for farmers and food producers is pleased to announce a partnership of Local..

How Woolleys' Lamb Took Charge of Their Branding with Local Line

January 18, 2019

Starting a new business isn’t easy. One of the biggest challenges for food suppliers today is getting your product in your customer’s hands. Many new..

How Thousand Hills Ranch Enhances Customer Communication with Local Line

January 17, 2019

Located in Morden, Manitoba, a two-hour drive from Winnipeg, Thousand Hills Ranch is a family farm producing grass-fed beef and lamb. Thousand Hills..

How Stone Horse Farm uses Local Line to Save Time and Organize Orders

January 15, 2019

Located 15 minutes south of Barrie, in Innisfil Ontario, Stone Horse Farm is a small scale, family-owned, pasture-raised livestock business. Lisa and..

4 Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following Today!

January 10, 2019

Instagram is an extremely powerful tool that focuses on visual content to help you showcase your business and products. Food is a very visual..

Ontario’s Local Food Revolution Gets Boost with New OntarioFresh Platform

December 4, 2018

November 29, 2018 Greenbelt Fund launches new and improved Ontariofresh.ca with technology partner Local Line. Ontario’s largest local food network..

Can Local Line Help Your Direct-to-Consumer Food Business?

November 30, 2018

If you own a direct-to-consumer food business, using a service like Local Line is a great way to bring in new customers and boost your overall sales...

Hornbeck Farm Offers Online Shopping, Delivers Directly to Customers

October 31, 2018

VERNON PARISH, La. (CLEDA) – A family-owned farm in rural Vernon Parish has opened an online farm store that allows residents a convenient way to..

The Farmers’ Market of the Future? Northeastern Ontario Farmers Using Internet to Sell Locally Grown Food

September 7, 2018

It all started with the closure of Eat Local Sudbury, a co-operative grocery store that operated in the city's downtown core for 10 years. James..

Yen Bros. Foodservice Launches Online Local Food Portal with Help of Ontario Software Company

July 23, 2018

Yen Bros. Foodservice and Local Line Inc. partner to increase access to BC local food in the greater Vancouver area. July 23, 2018 (Kitchener, ON) ..

Local Line Creates Big Results For Small Food Producers

May 2, 2018

If you’re a farmer, baker, butcher or any other kind of small-scale food producer, Cole Jones understands the challenges you face. Making your..

Local Line and Flanagan Foodservice Receive Local Food Champion Award from Greenbelt Fund

November 9, 2017

At the Greenbelt Fund Local Food Symposium on November 8, Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line received the Local Food Champion Award in recognition..

Flanagan Foodservice and Local Line Increase Access to Local Food with Online Market

May 27, 2017

A recent partnership in the food distribution world has shown that collaboration leads to innovation, particularly in distributing local food in..

To Bolster Local Food Market, Software Solution Streamlines Grower Seller Communications

June 20, 2016

Growing produce isn’t a cakewalk—and selling greens? That’s not easy, either. That’s why Local Line wants to simplify communication between growers..