Seedling Sales Resources During COVID-19
This list was compiled in collaboration with MOFGA and DACF.
Seedling Sales Resources
- Webinar Recording: Seedling Sales and Logistics: Case Studies and Discussion Session. From April, 15, 2020
- Bulletin #2515, Managing Garden Center and On-Farm Seedling Sales Safely in Maine: Best Practices and Recommendations for Marketing During COVID-19
- Bulletin #2516, Managing Farmers Market Seedling Sales Safely in Maine: Best Practices and Recommendations for Marketing During COVID-19
Online Sales Resources
- E-commerce and Other Alternative Marketing Ideas for Farms, UMaine Extension
- Digital and Social Media Marketing Webinar Series, PennState Extension, costs $25
- Northeastern Ag and Resource Economics Association webinar: E-Commerce During COVID-19: Opportunities for Food Producers to Make Direct Market Sales Online, Friday, Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EDT
- Farmer’s Guide to Direct Sales Software Platforms (PDF)
1-on-1 TA Providers for Online Ordering Set-up
- Farmhand Automation: Sign up for free 1-on-1 TA and online store set-up from tech professionals, emergencycurbside.com
- Dr. Jonathan Malacarne, UMaine Ag Economist is willing to discuss your farm operation, current sales, customer base and what alternative marketing channel makes sense for your situation. Contact: email@example.com
- Jeremy Bloom, offers e-commerce coaching appointments. Creating Buying Club Software and is very familiar with farms and food in Maine, internet-farmer.com
- Nicolas Lindholm, MOFGA Organic Business and Marketing Specialist, can provide 1-on-1 TA in e-commerce set up for OG, transitioning-to-OG farms and to MOFGA’s Journey Person participants. Also been comparing e-commerce platforms. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org; 207.505.5752 (cell); 207.568.6024 (office).
- Stop the Spread (PDF)
- Stay Home If You Are Sick (with Symptoms) (PDF)
- Symptoms Poster (PDF)
- Wash Your Hands (PDF)
- Germs Are Everywhere; Wash Your Hands (PDF)
- Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands (PDF)
These are available in multiple sizes for printing, and multiple languages.
DACF Ag Resource Development Signage:
- Parking, arrows, line starts here, etc. (PDF)
- Agritourism Liability disclaimer sign (PDF)
- Buy metal signs with this message from the Maine Farm Bureau (cheapest option) or from MySafetySign.
How to Make Hand-washing Stations
- University of Minnesota Extension page on hand-washing on farm: includes video on $20 station and downloadable instructions.
- Global Growers (PDF): building a hand-washing station video and building instructions
Sanitizing and Disinfecting
- Maine approved disinfectants for COVID-19 (PDF)
- University of Vermont: Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting fact sheet (PDF)
- National Pesticide Information Center: Info on disinfecting with surface types
- Center for Food Safety & Public Health: Characteristics of selected disinfectants (PDF) compares efficacy, active ingredients, mechanisms of action, target organisms
State of Maine and Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Orders and Guidance
- Governor Mills’ plain language version of the “Stay Healthy at Home Order“
- Farmer’s Market Guidance (PDF)
- Interim Guidance for cleaning and saniti
More COVID-19 Resources
- Beginning Farmer Resource Network Compiled COVID-19 Resource Page (Google Doc)
- DACF COVID-19 page
- UMAINE Extension COVID-19 page
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