The thing I miss most about selling at farmers market is lining up all the pints and quarts into straight rows of contrasting colours and shapes. Organizing vegetables this way brings such a deep sense of fulfillment. Still we made the decision a few years ago @fermetournesol to leave market and double down on CSA. … More What I miss about market
These spreadsheets will let you import/update your products in your Local Line farm store. Local line only accepts XLSX files. That means you can use the sheets to manage your products and then copy paste into a blank sheet and export that new sheet with 1 tab a s an xlsx. This is going to … More FSA Tip #49 How to import your products into Local Line
How much seed do you need? Here we have 4 beds of green onions directly seeded in the ground. Each bed is about 75ft long with 5 rows per bed and 50 seeds per rowfoot. So 4 x 75 x 5 x 50 = 75000 seeds. That should give us enough green onions for 6 … More How much seed do you need?
How much time do you have to set up an online store? It’s never going to be enough. And it’s probably more than you need. (And did you notice that I used a picture of Thyme to illustrate time for your online store?) Mid December 2016 We were getting our online Farm Store ready for … More How much time do you have to set up an online farm store?
Seeds, spreadsheets, and farm quality of life are a few of my favourite things. I’m serious. Seeds – those dense little packets of genetic information and potential that carry stories and communities over millennia – I love all the things that they grow into, I love the way they feel when you harvest, I love … More Seeds, spreadsheets, and farm quality of life
These spreadsheets will let you import/update your products in your Square farm store. There are a few more steps than last week’s sheets to import items into a Shopify site, but I bet you can handle it! P.S. One really important thing to note is that Square manages products in 2 ways as POS items … More FSA Tip #48 How to import your products into Square
This week the #farmerbookclub is going to be the #farmerpodcastclub. Back in spring 2020 when a certain pandemic flipped many farmer’s marketing plans upside down, Diego Footer ran an Online Sales series on Farm Small Farm Smart. Diego interviewed a bunch of different farmers about a bunch of different ecommerce platforms. (I was actually the … More Farmer Podcast Club: Online Sales series on Farm Small Farm Smart
Don’t you hate it when you spill the beans? Especially when you’ve just finished setting up for your CSA pickup? Perhaps a flash of anger as you envision all the picking that went into that. A bit of worry about whether you’ve got enough beans left to last all dropoff. Some frustration that you overloaded … More Do you hate spilling the beans?
How do you create products in your online farm store? Let’s say you wanted to add 60 new products in your store. Do you add them one by one? Clicking away and typing. Spending long sessions on the computer to get everything in your system. Not necessarily sure what you’ve already entered? Or do you … More FSA Tip #47 How to import your products into Shopify
I’m going to start 2022 with this picture of my favourite sunflower and a bird feeder. A sunflower that sprouted from a seed that made it out of the bird feeder and past the juncos and chickadees and squirrels and blue jays. My favourite sunflower might not look like much right now. But I have … More A Sunflower To Start The Year 🌻