Buying: How it Works

Who

Buyers seeking farmers, fishers, and ranchers committed to clean farming practices.

Buyers seeking farmers who deliver direct (2Door) or offer local pickup.

Buyers seeking diverse, direct alternatives for proteins (beef, pork, chicken, fish, seafood), produce (fruit, vegetables), dairy (milk, cheese), nuts and, grains, fungi (mushrooms), honey, or any other farm-originated items.

Buyers seeking to access online fresh sheets from local farms.

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What

Barn2Door is a software platform that farmers use to give Buyers access to real-time inventory with ordering across web, social, mobile and email.

We give Buyers access to a digital fresh-sheet for each farm to streamline ordering, payment, and communications, and ensures Buyers have access to appropriate pricing including wholesale, private and/or consumer.

Our software automatically reconciles deposit and final payment(s) on all variable weighted items (e.g. half hog, quarter cow, whole turkey).

We make purchasing convenient (credit, debit, ACH, check) and reconcile orders, deposits and payments automatically - providing Buyers with an audit trail.

We offer Buyers Farmer specific mobile apps of their go-to suppliers for quick ordering and flash sale alerts. 

Barn2Door’s App features all Farms that serve a given region - enabling Buyers to discover and access new or seasonal producers.

We do NOT markup farmers’ prices and buyers pay no subscription or membership fees; buyers pay a 1% convenience fee per purchase

Why

You love supporting local Farms, but want it to be easier to browse availability, see delivery options and place orders.

You like online fresh sheets with real-time inventory and purchasing to ensure order accuracy.

You like ordering direct from local farmers since it keeps more profit in their pocket (good bye middleman!) 

You would like to get access to uglies / seconds and flash sales (30% discount or more on seasonal bounty!)

You would be happy to discover, access and support new or seasonal producers!

You would like Barn2Door to help you source hard-to-find items (submit requests and we help match you to suppliers - a free service!).

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Where

Buyers can view and order real-time inventory from local farms anytime, anywhere on any device.

Buyers can access and purchase from any local farmer’s online fresh sheet through web, social, mobile and email.

Barn2Door is geo-intelligent, so you can only view or purchase farm inventory that is available for delivery to your door. Items are available through direct delivery, local pickup or shipping. Don’t see local food? Sign up to be alerted when local farmers near you start selling!

How

Get Started. It is FREE to sign up and use. Register to view wholesale or consumer pricing. If you have any questions, would like to Refer a Farm, or need Barn2Door to help you Source Food - we’ll do the legwork for you.

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How It Works

  1. Farmers anywhere in the USA use Barn2Door as their turnkey ecommerce solution to list ongoing food for sale, get paid and provide customers with 24/7 access to purchase their food.

  2. Farmers use Barn2Door to sell to all Buyers (neighbors, consumers, businesses).

  3. Farmers list food and non-food items for sale.

  4. Farmers list how you get your food: farmers can ship direct and / or deliver to local pickup sites and / or offer custom delivery in specific zip codes.

  5. Buyers shop and buy from familiar farms or discover new farms that deliver locally and / or ship direct.

What can I buy on Barn2Door?

Source food and non-food items directly from food producers. Farmers, fishers, ranchers & foragers use Barn2Door so customers can always see what is available and purchase the best quality food with the highest possible transparency. Food producers sell heritage and pastured meats, heirloom produce & unusual items like oxtail, duck eggs & fireweed honey. Producers (and only food producers) may also sell value-added products (jams, chutneys, jerky) and non-food items like firewood, fiber, soaps and plant starts. Products sold through Barn2Door must meet our Quality Standards:

Clean.
We believe your food should be grown without chemicals, pesticides, hormones, routine antibiotics or anything unnatural, synthetic or potentially harmful. We require sellers to keep it real by keeping it clean.

Sustainable.
We appreciate sellers who value heirloom seeds and heritage breeds, actively work to increase biodiversity, care for their environment and the living conditions of animals, and strive to make their farm ecosystem as healthy as possible.

Transparent.
There are nuances and standards specific to each category from pork to poultry to farm eggs and raw milk; farmers must follow federal and state direct sale standards per category. Further, we require farmers to disclose all practices, ingredients, feed and soil inputs per product.

Why we think you’ll like barn2Door

  • Visibility into all farms selling food near you – as well as those that ship direct to your door.

  • 24/7 access to buy the freshest, highest quality, responsibly grown & raised food.

  • Best possible prices – farmers list real prices – no middleman takes a cut or marks up prices.

  • Complete food transparency: get food direct from the source, and know all soil and feed inputs, practices and ingredients.

  • Direct access to farmers – ask questions and develop relationships with your food growers.

  • Knowledge that buying direct – with no middleman taking a cut of farmers’ profits – means maximum possible profit(s) in farmers’ pockets.