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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.

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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 online..

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 curbside..

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 ways..

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..

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 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...

How to Save on Shipping Costs as a Farmer

November 13, 2019

It’s no secret that distribution is a pain point for a lot of farmers. Shipping can be very expensive, and you want to make sure it's worth it for..

Customer Service 101: How to Respond to an Order Complaint and Keep the Customer

October 30, 2019

Excellent customer service is the best way to maintain and retain customers. Sometimes things happen, and a customer is left unhappy with a product..

Why You Should Consider a Shipping Partner For Your Farm Business

September 12, 2019

Offering delivery services to your customers can be advantageous. Depending on the current status of your business, delivery comes in many different..

How to Calculate Delivery Cost for Your Farm

August 12, 2019

Delivery costs can be very expensive and hard to track. When first starting to offer delivery in your business, it is important to calculate the..

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..