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How This Farmers’ Market is Meeting Demand with Curbside Pickup

November 9, 2021

The Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has been at the heart of the Arts and Theatre district for almost 40 years...

How Local Line Helped This Chicago Food Hub Sell Online

October 6, 2021

Taste of Eden Market was started out of necessity.

How This Ontario Farmers’ Market is Thriving with Both In-Person and Online Sales

July 8, 2021

Co-market managers Richard and Morag have been running the Owen Sound Farmers’ Market together since August 2019. They love bringing their..

How Wild Flight Farm Sells Direct, Wholesale, and At-Market Using One Farm Tool

June 17, 2021

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 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..

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 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..

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..

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..

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..

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..

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 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..

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..

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..

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..

Re-Inventing the Local Food Economy in Minnesota with Online Food Hubs Across the State

May 9, 2019

When you think of local food, most people think of places like California. For us “insiders, actively working in the industry every day, we know..

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 Castor River Farm Used Local Line to Reduce Order Errors

February 27, 2019

Operating for 30 years and selling direct to customers for the last 12 years, Castor River Farm specializes in rolled oats that are rolled daily...

The Farmers’ Market Goes High Tech

February 22, 2019

Squinting through blowing snow isn’t how most vendors travel to farmers’ markets across Manitoba—but that’s the sort of trip owners of Thousand..

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 Thousand Hills Ranch Enhances Customer Communication with Local Line

January 17, 2019

Located in Morden, Manitoba, a two-hour drive from Winnipeg, Thousand Hills Ranch is a family farm producing grass-fed beef and lamb. Thousand..

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..