North Carolina's Farmers Market Response to COVID-19

With most farmers markets closing due to the Coronavirus this one in Asheville, NC is thriving. I show you how they made this DIFFERENT system work with social distancing in place and an honor system payment method.

Check out this PDF of online marketplaces for farmers markets

Event cancellations, restaurant closures, and safety practices at local markets have forced farmers across the state and country to redirect their marketing plans. There are multiple online sales platforms that can help ease the administrative burden of direct to consumer sales and help with online marketing to reach consumers. Here is a list of resources that farmers can utilize and a list of questions to consider when thinking about adopting an online platform. With the growing popularity of online shopping, producers should consider becoming involved in online sales to consumers as a strategy to make their agribusiness more resilient.

Take your farm, food hub or market online.

Local Line is the best way for your food business to keep operating and selling during COVID-19. Use Local Line to set up an online store and offer home delivery to your customers.

From $20/vendor per month

How to set up a square account

Square POS lets customers pay, tip, and sign on a merchant’s mobile phone or tablet, and lets merchants process payments made with credit cards, gift cards, and cash. … The money from merchants’ transactions is typically deposited into their bank accounts within two business days

setting up a venmo account

Venmo allows you to pay and request money from your friends. At its core, Venmo provides a social way to pay your friends when you owe them money and don’t want to deal with cash. For example: Splitting a lunch bill.

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