2Bits: Taking Time to Celebrate!
“Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.”
Two years ago, 2BuyAg Co-Founders, Kim Harrison, and her daughter, Olivia Vann, began the journey to create an online community and marketplace that would enable farmers and food buyers to more easily connect. They wanted a digital space where these farmers and food buyers could find each other, communicate and develop trusting relationships, and buy and sell food and other agriculture items.
Their journey has been exciting, challenging, frustrating, and rewarding!
They met some amazing people along the way: program developers, business counselors, mentors, advisers, attorneys, and SEO and social media experts. Farmers, farmer market managers, chefs, institutional food buyers, food policy experts, government officials, food supply chain influencers, and community development visionaries. All have positively influenced the current 2BuyAg marketplace.
This past week, on Wednesday, October 4th, we paused to say “thank you” friends and to celebrate! We hosted our first Farm-2-Table dinner at Co-Founder, Kim Harrison, and her husband, John’s, farm—Harrison Valley Farms. It rained (actually poured) the entire afternoon, so guests had a farm tour by farm truck, not hay wagon. Dinner was on the front porch!
This week, we also dedicate this 2Bits to you, our farmer and food buyer friends!
Thank you for believing in our marketplace and our goal to connect you to each other, making the discovery, relationship building, and food buying a streamlined, online process!
Each week, to help you connect we:
- Email a newsletter focusing on one aspect of the food supply chain, agriculture, or retail food industry.
- Email an alert featuring several products or produce for sale or items buyers need
- Share product selling or buying posts to social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Clarify processes or answer technical questions that arise during your messaging or purchasing processes
- Introduce farmers or food buyers that are close to each other and may have an interest in connecting
To increase the number of farmers and buyers on 2BuyAg, giving users more options, we strive for media coverage.
In late September, the Columbia, MO, television station-KOMU TV, featured 2BuyAg in their 10 PM newscast. Check it out here! Later in October, the national print publication, Farm Show, that features innovative services, products, and equipment, will include a feature story on 2BuyAg. Their estimated reach is over 40,000 households.
How can you help?
So, cheers to the last 2 years! Thank you for your support! We’re here to serve you!
www.2BuyAg.com Email us at info@2BuyAg.com