Before using Local Line, Kye was using an email system to manage incoming orders. The more orders that came in, the more complicated the process would become. Having to send inventory lists and record orders himself quickly became onerous.
“The analytics and reporting tools are awesome! I can easily have an overview of our orders without having to do any data entry myself. The biggest benefit I’ve had since using Local Line is how much time it saves me!”
Increasing accessibility to local food is the hardest challenge of being a farmer. Sara George, Vice President of Minnesota Farmers’ Market Association (MFMA), learned this quickly after finding herself in the world of local food.
Since joining Local Line, both the retail store and the wholesale food hub have been thriving. Local Line has allowed them to properly organize their orders, track their inventory, and quickly reference invoices and payments after orders have been picked up. Communication between staff, customers, and farmer goes seamlessly and efficiently.
As George at Castor River Farm continued to grow his customer base over the years, he prided himself on maintaining a strong relationship with his customers. As the number of customers continued to increase, he was able to keep up with the production demand, yet when it came to deliveries and logistics – he kept facing order errors.
Recently celebrating their 5th year, Mustard Seed Co-op is a co-op grocery store stocking everything local!
“People say farmers are behind, but that’s not true. We’re right there with them – online!”
Far from their roots of Northern California, BC ranchers Tristan and Aubyn Banwell are passionate about raising livestock to benefit the health of people and the environment. Operating in their fifth season, they’ve seen tremendous growth but were starting to feel the pains of growing their business.
Three Local Line suppliers were all working on their own independent distribution plans, but found success working together and combining their delivery routes.
If you're in the food & hospitality industry in Ontario, you probably know Flanagan Foodservice. Flanagan's is Canada's largest family-owned foodservice distributor, serving restaurants, institutions, and bakeries since 1977. Their story is one of service, quality, integrity, and hard work.