Topic: Augmenting Online Operations

CSA Innovation Network

This report synthesizes input from 170 respondents on 23 ecommerce platforms and highlights the nine most popular platforms used by the participating farmers. The report is layered, allowing readers to quickly assess each platform and then click into more detail as they choose, including written farmer profiles and farmer-led video tours of the platforms….

Center for Environmental Farming Systems

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) is compiling resources related to COVID-19 for farmers and farmworkers. If you have suggestions for additional resources to be added, please email Find CEFS' COVID-19 portal:…


Farmers market managers have significant constraints on their time and resources.  The Market Tracker is a Google Sheets database that FRESHFARM uses to collect sales data at the farmers markets that it manages.  The Market Tracker can help farmers markets managers collect market data in a standardized way.  FRESHFARM has helped other farmers markets use the Market Tracker, and is willing to help others. This document will assist other farmers market managers assess whether the Market Tracker could be valuable…

NAFDMA Agritourism Association

NAFDMA – The International Agritourism Association hosted a member roundtable discussion to offer resource sharing, idea generation, and practical solutions as the industry tackled the effects of COVID-19 on the agritourism industry. This was the very first discussion held at the beginning of the crisis as many businesses were forced to shut down, or navigate the world of being considered an "essential food business" and work to ensure their customer and employee safety. This…

CSA Innovation Network

A set of guidelines to help consumers navigate the question of how much they can afford when considering a sliding scale payment arrangement, of which many CSAs offer. CSA is experiencing an uptick in new members during the pandemic; this document will help consumers make informed decisions that are equitable to both their economic situation and the farmers….

Farmers Market Coalition

This webinar focused on market-level platforms (either a sales platform or through listing vendor sites on the market website) that allow shoppers to place pre-orders to then be picked up at either a drive-through or walk-through market where vendors are required to be on-site to hand off their goods. (In some cases, these markets may also be allowing sales for some walk-in customers and may also be handling SNAP sales at their booth.) Market…
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