Small Farm Central 2018-08-07T07:58:31+00:00
Small Farm Central: Growing Profitable Local Farms

Growing Profitable Local Farms
Small Farm Central has grown into Harvie: a platform for local farms to run a customizable, customer friendly CSA / farm share program.
The Small Farm Central platform remains active.

About Harvie
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What is Harvie?

Harvie helps farms selling through a CSA / farm share model increase retention (+15-30% year-over-year retention) and meet sales growth targets while increasing overall profitability. To accomplish these goals, Harvie focuses on providing a better member experience that includes customized shares, flexible share sizes and flexible weeks. At the same time, Harvie streamlines administration so the customer-friendly features do not drive farmers crazy with logistics.

Harvie is also a marketing and customer service platform, as we provide a customized marketing plan to meet your membership goals and we also handle customer service inquiries in tandem with you.

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Features and Benefits for Your Farm

About Small Farm Central

Small Farm Central was founded in 2006 by Simon Huntley to serve the technology needs of farmers. Since 2006, over 1,000 farms, farmers markets, fisheries, and other local foods businesses have utilized Small Farm Central’s tools.

Simon grew up on a farm, studied technology, and came back to farming to help develop a CSA program for a fruit farmer in western Colorado.

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Through this experience working at the ground level, Simon saw that farms needed help to develop a web presence and there was an opportunity to join his passion for technology solutions and agriculture.

In the years since the initial Site Builder release, online sales, CSA member management, and farmers market marketing tools have been added to continue filling the gap between the available technology tools and farms by developing a farm-centric approach and providing education and guidance on how to use the tools.

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The Harvie Blog

  • Farmer Feature: Steel Pony Farm August 7, 2018
    By Stefanie Jaeger Mike at Steel Pony Farm, located in Red Deer, Alberta Canada came into farming in a unique way considering he grew up in the city, never thinking about farming. I asked Mike if he had a clear “ah-ha” moment that directed him to the path he is on and he said “Absolutely, […]
  • Cook With What You Have: Summer Minestrone July 31, 2018
  • Join Our Team: Support Specialist July 25, 2018
    Harvie (http://harvie.farm) connects local consumers with local farmers who deliver shares of farm fresh products customized to their personal preferences. The company behind Harvie is called Small Farm Central and was started in 2006 to meet the technology and marketing needs of local farmers across the US, Canada, and internationally and has served 1000s of […]
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