When the Covid-19 pandemic hit and farmer's markets closed, growers had to adapt quickly. Many switched to selling online. Bill Brown, an Ohio farmer, told Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, "We can put all of our inventory up and then the customers can go in. They don't have to worry about waiting in line or getting to the market." Many farms are starting online stores and community-supported agriculture (CSAs), which give consumers an opportunity to join the farm as members. Additionally, collaborative efforts among farmers makes a diversity of products available to consumers to order from the online market of their choosing. In spite of supply chains being upended, some local farms are able to thrive.

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