Category: Food4Thought

Introducing Refunds

Easily process full and partial credit card refunds through Food4All.  Key features: Refunds immediately processed through Stripe.  Note, refund may take up to 5 days to show up on a customer’s credit card statement. Customer receive immediate refund confirmation via e-mail. Credit card fees refunded to you as the seller.  Food4All fees refunded to the buyer. Items refunded are removed from your… Read more →

How fruits and vegetables have turned from healthy to risky

  The fresh aisle of grocery stores have changed.  Where once there were whole melons, stacks of plastic clamshell containing pre-cut melons exist.  Pre-chopped and bagged lettuce replace fresh heads of romaine lettuce. Don’t want to cut up a butternut squash – no problem, just grab a container of pre-cut squash cubes. In the last couple of years, pre-cut and… Read more →

Introducing A New Shopping Experience

We are excited to announce a new online shopping experience for your customers! Your personalized Food4All shopping page gives you the tools you need to sell your CSA’s, individual farm items or value added products.  All with modern desktop and mobile shopping features.   Upon establishing your Food4All account, use the secure link to take shoppers directly to your personalized… Read more →

Why Patagonia is standing behind a new agriculture certification

If someone told you that farmers might be able to sequester 100% of world carbon emissions with inexpensive farming practices, would you stand behind that movement? Well, the clothing company Patagonia, alongside the Rodale Institute and a coalition of farmers, ranchers, nonprofits, scientists, and other socially conscience brands, have done just that.  In March of this year, the Regenerative Organic… Read more →

How Sport Drinks And (gasp) Beer Might Impact Your Gut Health

by Kami Semick There is a trend of late that you may have noticed, the trend towards gluten-free and paleo diets in both the general population as well as elite athletes.  It seems like every product these days is marked with “Gluten Free” or “Paleo Friendly.”  The general population as well as many athletes of all levels have consciously chosen… Read more →

How to use a blog to grow your small farm business

You may not think you have time to blog, but here’s why you should.              As a small farm or small business, you may not highly prioritize sitting down and writing about your farm. And you may not know “what” to say.  But consider this: Customers seeking local food are interested in more than just… Read more →

Headed to the store to stock up? Think again.

by Kami Semick How America’s grocery shopping habits are adding to waistlines As Americans, we are spending less and less of our income in grocery stores buying food to prepare at home.  According the USDA, in 2016 Americans spent an average of 6.4% of their household income on food purchased for home preparation. According to the World Economic Forum, the… Read more →

Promising Trends for Local Food Producers

by Kami Semick Americans are waking up to good food. In the last few days, Nestle announced it is selling its candy business to Nutella maker Ferrero, so it can focus on more healthy food.  Last November Mars, the maker of Snickers, purchased a line of microwavable vegetarian meals.  And Hershey recently bought the maker of Skinny-Pop popcorn. Food industry… Read more →