I got an email a few weeks ago from an interested farmer that really encapsulates what we do here at Small Farm Central:
''We are a start up fiber farm in Ohio. We have a website & blog we designed ourselves, but they aren't ''wow'', they are just o.k. We designed & put things in as best we could, but I would like a more professional look. Something that says, "Yeah, we may be new, but we're going places." The catch is, as always and in everything, money. What would a beautiful, professionally designed website cost and, if it's in our budget, what's the next step?''
(Firstly, the answer to cost is the reason Small Farm Central exists: we're in your budget.)
You are a small farmer with limited resources, but you produce a quality product with integrity that customers will love once they buy it and have a relationship with your farm. Professional and attractive marketing materials create conditions favorable to making that initial sale and give the customer an expectation of excellence before they taste your products.
I think this much is apparent, but the investment of getting to 'professional' can be extremely expensive so many farms delay that big investment.
That's the void that Small Farm Central fills -- before spending many thousands on a custom web design, use one of our great premium templates (although we do custom design for farmers too). Before you invest in a full time web programmer to create your website ordering system or CSA management software, use the Member Assembler or our ecommerce options.
We know that you are 'going places'. Use us as a stepping stone to get there.