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“Spaces” listings

We now have the ability to help you rent your spaces. If you have a commercial kitchen, or an awesome event space, that you can offer for a food event, you should definitely list it here. Like every transaction on this site, we only take a flat 5% commission (PayPal & Stripe have their own fees of approx 3% +/- )

To list your space, add it as a To Rent (hourly) or To Rent (daily) – you can add both if like, just remember to make sure you don’t double book!

You can set up your normal days, or block dates when your spaces are available. Currently if you take payments with Stripe, you can only accept bookings up to 90 days in advance.

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“Equipment” listings

We now have the ability to help you rent your unused kitchen and farm equipment. Like every transaction on this site, we only take a flat 5% commission (PayPal & Stripe have their own fees of approx 3% +/- )

To list your equipment, add it as a To Rent (hourly) or To Rent (daily) – you can add both if like, just remember to make sure you don’t double book!

You can set up your normal days, or block dates when your equipment is available. Currently if you take payments with Stripe, you can only accept bookings up to 90 days in advance.

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“Share or Trade” listings

This type of listing works best for backyard garden growers.

You can list your produce for trade, but cannot take money through the platform.

The following is type of listing that will work well on Locavore:

  • For example I have an out of control pumpkin patch.
    I would love to trade some pumpkins for some Avocados with someone in my neighborhood. 
  • I search for Avocados on the map and I find someone else willing to trade.
  • I contact that person to set up a time to drop by to trade produce.
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How to offer a “Subscription”

On Locavore we offer you the option to offer a meal or farm produce box subscription.

  1. In your listing, set the price and unit to “week” or “month”.
  2. If you offer delivery or shipping, enter the amount you want to charge for delivery for the entire duration of the subscription – PLEASE NOTE this is a ONE TIME fee, it is NOT per delivery, so adjust your shipping price or price of your box accordingly. The benefits of users subscribing, means you can plan ahead, and the customer can make some savings.

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How to “Post a new listing”

After you’ve signed up, click “post new listing”, add a description and price, and snap or upload a photo. Remember to link to your PayPal Business account so you can receive payment!

Let us know if you have any questions, we monitor every listing, and will make every effort to reach out with suggestions.

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List produce “For Sale”

Everyone has their own schedules, and ways they prefer to sell, therefore we have kept this as flexible as possible for you to customize how you want to market your items. We monitor every listing, and will make every effort to reach out with suggestions.  

On Locavore every listing is an individual product – Locavore is not a shopping cart, we want to make it as SIMPLE as possible for people to get fresh local produce. While you can list every product for sale e.g. zucchini is one listing, tomatoes are another, that’s not practical for farmers (nor profitable) nor is it practical for shoppers (e.g. am I going to drive 20 minutes for a bag of tomatoes?).

For backyard or (sub-)urban farmers where populations are more dense, listing individual items might work well to attract your neighbors (or people who are in walking/bicycling distance)

Here are some suggested items to sell on Locavore:

  1. You are a farmer, you can offer your CSA (community supported agriculture) box for sale one time, or offer a subscription service.
    Set the dates & times you are available for the customer to pick-up, or if you offer delivery, you can add a delivery fee and list the times you are able to make deliveries (you can set the delivery to $0 if you like).

    
  2. You are a honey producer, you can offer your individual jars of honey, as you would at any physical farmer’s market.

    
  3. You are a coffee grower producer, but also sell macadamia nuts and dried bananas, you could sell a “care package” for either sale online, or as pick-up or delivery item. This type of listing will work well on Locavore, as it makes it more worthwhile for someone to make the effort to pick-up, or for you to deliver.

    
  4. You are a restaurant and you want to offer prepared meals or meal kits for pickup or delivery.