Helping Farmers, Their Markets, and Customers During Physical Distancing and Food Safety Concerns

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Local Food Systems Response to COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health and social distancing mandates caused unprecedented shifts and disruptions for Local and Regional Food Systems (LRFS). Impacts on farm enterprises, value chain stakeholders, market channels, and food system infrastructure are both vast and varied, and require rapid adaptation by all involved. The pandemic has also brought new and heightened attention to our food system, and LRFS may be positioned to significantly increase the scope and scale of their market reach as a result.

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Resources: Farmers Market COVID-19
Family Food and Fun at Home

Exploring Online Marketing Platforms
for Produce Growers Video Series

Barn2Door

Join Katie Kreuser as she chats with Mariel Barerras from Barerras Family Farm about the use of the Barn2Door marketing platform.

BRIM

Join Ben McShane-Jewell as he chats with Luke Bogus about the BRIM app.

Square and Weebly

Join Ben McShane-Jewell as he chats with Kirstin Bailey from Fox Run Farms about the using Square and Weebly marketing platforms.

Squarespace

Join Katie Kreuser as she chats with Katie Jantzen from West End Farm about using Squarespace as a marketing platform.