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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 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 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..

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 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 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..

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..