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How Wolf Creek Family Farm Sells By Weight Using Local Line

July 20, 2022

More and more farms are diversifying their revenues. From running a CSA program, adding laying hens, starting their own herd, and offering farm..

Local Line launches LocalPay, a better way for farms to accept online payments

July 11, 2022

Food is a low-margin industry. Farmers, producers, manufacturers, distributors, chefs, and grocers; all businesses in the food supply chain operate..

How to Sell Meat by Weight Online Using Local Line

June 29, 2022

For a lot of farmers, sticking to pack sizes doesn’t make sense for their business. For example, if you’re selling jars of jam or bags of lettuce,..

The Top 5 Local Line Sales Reports You Need to Be Using for Your Farm

June 22, 2022

Let’s talk data. Farming successfully relies on many data inputs. You monitor rain, soil health, and planting schedules. What can often be neglected,..

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..

Local Line Guide: How to Use Advanced Inventory to Save Time on Your Farm

June 10, 2022

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

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..

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? 

How This Microgreens Farmer Took Control of Their Sales

November 23, 2021

Leveraging Data as a Farmer We all know data plays a large role in success. Starting their microgreens business in 2020, Hillary from Hildan Produce ..

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..

How Local Market Balances Online and In-Person Sales Through Local Line

April 30, 2021

Located in Fernie, British Columbia, the team at Wildsight Elk Valley and Mountain Market wanted to give their community access to Fernie-grown food..

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 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..

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 Line..

How Leslieville Farmers’ Market Uses Local Line to Strengthen Customer Relationships

December 17, 2020

Similar to many farmers’ markets across North America, market manager Alexa and her team at The Leslieville Farmers’ Market in Toronto knew they..

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 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 This CSA Increased Their Average Sales After Transitioning to Local Line

October 23, 2020

Since moving their CSA online, Milky Way Farm’s sales have seen a noteworthy increase in their average sales; before using Local Line, this Farm..

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 able..

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,..