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The Blended Farmers’ Market: How Toledo Market Thrives with Online and In-Person Sales

March 25, 2021

The Toledo Thursday Market has been serving their local community for nearly 5 years. Recently, they doubled in size and now have a strong..

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..

How Shared Legacy Farms Sold Out Their 400 Member CSA

February 15, 2021

Kurt and Corinna Bench run Shared Legacy Farms, a 400 member CSA in Elmore, Ohio. With over 12 years of farming experience, their veggie box..

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

February 8, 2021

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

Local Line and Farmers Friend Partner to Support Family Farms

February 5, 2021

Local Line is  pleased to announce our partnership with Farmers Friend to support family farmers across North America, offering Farmers Friend..

Local Line Releases New POS Feature in Partnership with Square

January 14, 2021

Local Line is excited to announce its integration with the Square Terminal. This integration allows you to accept in-person payments for Local..

How Affinity Farm Uses Local Line to Replace Farmers Markets

January 10, 2021

For 20 years, Kelly and her husband have run Affinity Farm, a certified natural produce farm  in Moscow, Idaho. They found Local Line at the peak..

10 Local Line Best Practices To Increase Your Online Sales

January 3, 2021

Get the most out of your Local Line account! Using all the features from catalog schedules to pick lists and pack lists will allow you to maximize..

How This Farm-Run Online Marketplace Increased Sales with Local Line

December 8, 2020

Merry Meeting Kitchen, based in Brunswick, Maine, has developed a new multi-vendor, collaborative marketing model that acts as an online-only..

How Chef Jason Lynch Uses Local Line to Sell Sauces & Preserves

November 25, 2020

Chef Jason Lynch and his team at Le Caveau restaurant & winery in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia have been in business for more than 20 years. In addition..

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..

New Feature: Store Credit

October 9, 2020

Local Line is excited to launch our new store credit feature! This feature allows customers to pay for their order using store credit. 

How to Use Automated Catalog Schedules to Drive Sales

September 30, 2020

The Local Line catalog feature was created to organize products and priced throughout the platform and maintain streamlined inventory. You are..

How To Set Up Your Local Line Store: A Step-By-Step Guide

September 17, 2020

Setting up your online store is the first step to selling online and organizing your business all in one place.

6 Local Line Resources That Will Help You Run Your Business

September 15, 2020

At Local Line, we want to help you run your most successful business possible. We love sharing helpful and useful content about sales, marketing,..

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..

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..

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 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..

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 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..

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 to Take Product Photos for Your Online Store That Sell

February 19, 2020

Photos sell! Your online store needs to be a showcase of your brand, quality, and story. Often businesses don’t spend the time needed on their..

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..

How The Chef’s Farmer is Saving Time with Local Line

December 5, 2019

The Chef’s Farmer produces and sells high quality, Calgary-grown produce to chefs and restaurants across the city. Started by Kye Kocher, the..

5 Ways to Attract New Customers

November 21, 2019

If you looking to expand your customer base, here are five tips for getting more customers:

Supporting Their Community Through Local Food and an Online Store: KW Habilitation and Our Farm

October 6, 2019

KW Habilitation is a local not-for-profit organization located in Kitchener-Waterloo that provides a wide range of individualized services for..

How to Recruit the Best Talent For Your Farm or Farmers' Market

September 3, 2019

There usually comes a point in your business where it’s time to expand and grow your team. As a small business owner, every hand contributes..

How to Calculate Hourly Delivery Costs 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..

Expert's Guide: How to Use Advanced Inventory to Save Time

July 19, 2019

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

How to Determine Cost of Goods Sold for Your Farm Products

June 20, 2019

Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) is the total of all the costs that go into producing a product. Calculating this value can become complicated depending..

5 Things You Can Do For Your Marketing Today (From Your Kitchen Table)

May 7, 2019

Running your own business is a lot of work, and it can be overwhelming to get everything done in one day. With all the duties and added work of..

How to Take Better Farm Photos for Instagram

April 30, 2019

Social media is all about content. Consumers like quality photos that represent your brand, story, and product! Good content increases sales,..

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..

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 ..

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..

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..

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..

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..