CSA Farm Management Software

Built by Farmers for Farmers

Dear Harvesthand Users:

The time has come for us to say goodbye to HarvestHand.

It all started with a CSA member helping a farmer find ways to reduce the burden of paperwork and office time. Then we started to realize that if it could be helpful to one farmer, maybe it could be useful for others. For a couple of years we tried to develop a business model around sharing it and having a fee for service and having staff to support users. After those couple of years we decided that it was not manageable for two full time working people to manage without significant resources to hire trained programmers and business development staff. AND so….we made the decision to open source it and let it be a ‘use as is’ platform. The cost, however, for the server is now carried by one farm and they are not in a position to keep paying for it. Therefore it has come time for us to let go of the vision of Harvesthand and for all of us to find other ways to operationalize the admin of our CSA’s.

December 31, 2021 the server will be shut down. This means you will need to pull whatever reports and data from HarvestHand that you wish to keep. After December 31, 2021 there will be no HarvestHand to log into.

We are really sorry for the inconvenience this may cause you. We do appreciate that it is a pile of work to make these changes but we do hope that two months will provide you with enough time to adapt to life without HarvestHand.

We wish you all the best.

Take Care,

Patricia & Michael

HarvestHand Creators

 

HarvestHand is a website software platform dedicated to helping farmers grow and manage their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) memberships. As farmers ourselves, we're passionate about supporting farms with CSA's to become more profitable using HarvestHand CSA Software, helping communities eat better through the HarvestHand Community, creating good jobs in rural communities, and building new media solutions that make sharing the harvest easier.

Why Use HarvestHand for Your Farm?

Save time and grow your farm sales. Let the CSA software take care of the administrative tasks of managing member lists, invoices and payments, keeping track of add on's to shares, etc.

Easy Membership Management

  • Self Serve Sign-Up
  • Customizable Product and Share Offerings
  • Printable Delivery Reports
  • Downloadable Excel Reports
  • Automatic Email Notifications

Built in E-Commerce Solutions

Simplify getting paid by your CSA members with Online Payment Processing. Optional Paypal integration, e-transfers with track-able customer numbers, and scheduled bank payments are possible with this software.

Website Management Platform

Besides managing your CSA memberships, HarvestHand is also a marketing platform and content management system for editing and creating content for your website. Create and write pages to describe your farm and your CSA share offerings. Write blog posts to keep your members and potential members updated about what's happening at your farm. Use the Newsletter to bulk email your members.


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