As we experience the spread of COVID-19 closer to home, farming is increasingly impacted. We are hearing from our network about altered and uprooted supply chains, canceled markets and closed businesses. While some farms across the country have been able to make the most of this time using online shipping and delivery, others are experiencing devastating market loss. We hope the resources below help farmers work through new challenges for markets and public space and navigate this changing landscape.
Our team is working around the clock to develop resources, trainings, and tools to help support farmers during this time. Be on the lookout for these in the next few days, and if there is any other way we can support you, please be in touch.
The AGW Team
COVID-19 FARMER RESOURCES
We will be updating this list frequently online here, so feel free to send additions and feedback, check back regularly and share widely. We are constantly being made aware of new ideas and options, please check back or bookmark this page.
Full-Service, Shipping, Online Sales Platforms
o Easy, Low Cost CSA Software for Farmers
o Shipping: Is It Right for Your Farm?
o Full list of Barn 2 Door Resources
- MeatSuite website used to find locally produced, high quality meats in bulk.
Taking payment (online, in-person)
DIY Online Storefront and E-Commerce
Social Media Marketing
COVID-19 news on impacts for farmers and food businesses
- Mother Jones article featuring Firsthand Foods who uses AGW-certified pork from the North Carolina Natural Hog Growers Association.
- Civil Eats article Small Farms Also Struggle as Restaurants Shut Down Due to Coronavirus