Welcome

to

Cornerstone’s Farm Fresh Network

A Growing Network of Farm to Table, and Artisan Co-Ops

For The Last 3 Years, We’ve Focused Our Small Business on Building and Hosting Online Marketplaces for The Farmers’ & Artisan Market Communities.

The last couple of years have been especially challenging for the entire Farmers & Artisan community markets.  A substantial percentage of your market community had to suspend their in-person markets.  Even those that continued to meet were very restricted in their activities.

It was necessary at the time to get through.

One thing that has become evident over this period.  Your customers had to fully embrace shopping online.  And not just shopping online, but scheduling to pick-up, or have their order delivered.

This shift to online purchasing has now become the standard.  Even for those seeking the kind of products offered through your market.

Your online marketplace becomes the way for you to meet this new business reality.

The general way it works is this:

  1. The online market opens for a set of days prior to the next physical market date.
  2. Online venues typically close 48hrs prior to the next physical market opening so vendors can assemble online orders for pick-up at the next physical market.
  3. Customers pay for orders using an online checkout and start making plans to visit your physical market!

It really is that simple!

Our platform has seen solid growth over the last 2 years.  Even now, through these most recent economic challenges; sales have remained steady.

Your customers want to support their local farmers/artisan markets.  This is just a terrific way to help them do it.

Post #3: Hello?? Is This Thing On??

Welcome to our Demo site! What you’re looking at is the base package. Your site will look like this except it has your branding and logo. You keep full creative control over those aspects that make this your website.


Feel free to click around. Our intent was to build this so you could check functionality and get a feel for what the customer would see when they come to your market.


When you’re done, click the ”Contact Us” button located above. Let’s figure out what you need and how this market will help you achieve that!!

 

Quick admin note- These posts were numbered in the order they were created in so you could see the newest post is on top.  This way your latest information is always the first thing your customers see. 

 

Post #2: The Market Is Open!!

One of the innovations of the new Farm Fresh Network is the ability to make announcements to all of your customers on the landing page!

We’ve spent time looking at what works best on farmers markets all over the internet, and this one single doodad is the least we could do for the real people using our platform!

Farmers’ Markets rely heavily on communicated coordination. That’s why we’ve tried to integrate common sense into each of our designs. We thought the best place to start would be on the landing page. Its here that your customers “walk in the door” as it were. So, it makes sense that you greet them with things like…when the market is open.

Post #1: Don’t Forget YOUR Community!

Your farmers’ market is NOT a shopping mall. If it is, you might be doing something… else… We don’t know what that would be, but usually farmers’ markets are made up of an entirely different customer base. An informed one.

Did you know that over half of today’s consumers want to belong to a community they buy their stuff from? I think we all know that translates into about 95% of a single farmers’ market’s customers. They want to know you, adopt your mission, and be a part of your success! They believe that what you offer is healthy for them, their families, and their communities! Who doesn’t want to belong to something good?

That’s why our services offer community building tools that are free for everyone to use. Build your community, tell your story, let customers join your team! Also, let them know if its gonna rain on pick-up day so they can bring extra plastic bags.