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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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7 Local Line Best Practices To Increase Your Online Sales

June 14, 2022

Get the most out of your Local Line account! Using all the features to the fullest will allow you to maximize your experience and manage your..

How to Take Product Photos for Your Online Farm Store

May 26, 2022

A lot goes into building a beautiful online store. Great product descriptions, a stand-out brand story, and BEAUTIFUL product photos. Do you know the..

The Best Farming Book You'll Read This Year Isn't About Farming.

May 9, 2022

How ‘Ready Farmer One’ Will Change The Way You Think About Business Ready Farmer One is a modern take on the skills farmers need to thrive. How can..

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

May 1, 2022

When you’re selling food online, your product descriptions and product photos are the most persuasive tools you have to get customers to buy. A..

4 Successful Local Line Websites to Inspire Your Own

April 21, 2022

Websites are crucial for your business. It allows you to carve out a piece of the Internet for yourself, grow your audience, strengthen your brand,..

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

March 29, 2022

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

Local Line Now Seamlessly Integrates With Other Apps

September 7, 2021

Your Local Line account now seamlessly integrates with your most commonly-used digital tools!  We are so excited to announce that Local Line now has..

Sell Everywhere, to Every Customer: Why You Should Upgrade from Vendor to a Full Local Line Account

April 22, 2021

The Local Line Market platform is a great tool to help markets (and vendors) sell to their customers online. As a vendor, you get access to a Local..

30 Posts, 30 Ways: Instagram Ideas to Copy-and-Post Directly to Your Account

April 15, 2021

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 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 program..

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 of..

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 farmers..

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 able..

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 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..

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..

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..

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 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 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..

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:

How to Sell Local Food to Retailers (and Their Customers)

October 21, 2019

In order to be successful when selling to retailers, you have to consider that you are selling to two different channels: the retailer and their..

7 Tips to Setting Up the Best Online Storefront

October 3, 2019

Congratulations on your online store! Welcome to the world of selling online. Your online store is the first thing customers now see when purchasing..