Answer: Anyone who grows clean, sustainable food.
Any farmer, fisher, rancher, forager, urban farmer and hobby gardener who meets our quality standards can have an online store on Barn2Door.
[Do you as a food producer] not have time for weekly farmers markets? Have a surplus of a single crop (beef, fish, berries)? Have just a small, regular amount of extra farm eggs? Your garden seems to breed zucchini?
Now you can post food for sale in your own online store - where your friends, neighbors and customers can see what items are available for purchase - a showcase of your ongoing supply.
It isn’t about size. It is about quality. You might have a working farm, a boat, small garden or a ranch with a thousand acres of pasture and forest. You can sell on Barn2Door but you must meet our quality standards, plus any state or federal regulations that apply to your product category. For example, eggs from farms of all sizes have specific washing and storage requirements to help ensure food safety. Check in with your local extension program or public health officials to determine requirements in your area.
We welcome various levels of sales experience; you can sell if you are a brand new farmer looking for ways to sell your food, or if you have a small, working CSA program with consistent sales. Barn2Door can be a great place to sell extra boxes, variable supply and sporadic surplus. (And you can keep / add sales your existing routes and drops). Having an online store also means you can gain new customers who are browsing the Barn2Door marketplace - existing and new customers can follow your store, and buy the food you have available at any given time.
Please let us know if you have questions or need help setting up your online store (email firstname.lastname@example.org).