If you have a farm, hobby farm, even an urban farm and you wish you had a website, this post is for you. Even if you have a website for your farm, and you're looking for an inexpensive way to take credit card sales, please check this out.
Barn2Door.com is a platform SPECIFICALLY designed for very producers to sell their products. But not just anyone, but those who share our values - that farms shouldn't be running with synthetic insecticides and pesticides, and animals should be treated humanely. We should be celebrating the story of every farmer, helping to be a part of bringing back that relationship, that history behind our food and the connection to our community. It's more than just exchanging money, the value is more than the product, more than a picture and a price tag.
Feel free to read our mission. Maybe you've heard of us and you've got some questions, feedback, or suggestions. Feel free to message me directly on the forums, or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This spring only, we've got a special promotion - the free trial period is extended for early bird sign ups. Instead our standard one month free, there are no subscription fees until May 1 - basically 2 months free.
There's no hassle or commitment to try - no payment information required to start selling. We only request payment at the end of your free trial if you wish to continue. The subscription fee is $10 a month (or pay annually and it's even less). It's not a mark up model, so your costs are small and consistent, and priced for small producers - like you!
If you're curious to hear a little more about my story: It's really hard for me to boil down my passion into such a short space, but here goes. I believe small farms and gardens are critical for society, our health, well being, our future. As such, I just want to be an advocate for small farmers, and maybe one day I'll get to farm and homestead myself full time, too. I founded a fledgling farm with my partners Janessa and Skyler we named "Trillium Farm" a couple years ago, out in Snohomish County of Washington. Obviously we're big fans of permaculture since you see me writing here. I hope that our farm will not only be a sustainable place that grows food, but also a source for medicine, raw materials, help people connect with nature and their bodies, but especially reaffirm the value of human labor and animal-human parternships, both wild and domesticated. I'm also incredibly interested in homesteading and natural building, and am looking forward to our first cordwood project. Right now I'm trying to ensure my farm's financial security by continuing with a full time city job and some farm management on the side. Even though my barnheart cries out to be outside, I'm thankful for the opportunity to bridge two worlds and use my software engineering "powers for good" and permaculture ethics to be a positive influence at work.
I haven't sold anything through Barn2Door yet, mostly because we're just working on meeting our own needs at this point, but I have contacted their customer service for help finding local pastured bacon. The response was quick, helpful, and friendly.
Even if you're not ready to sell, it's a great resource for networking with food producers that you might not find otherwise. Of course, the more people use it the better it works. I'd love to be able to find all the home grown products near me in one place, not to mention being able to mail order things that don't thrive here direct from the grower in another part of the country.
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