Retail Space on the Farm
There’s been a lot of attention directed at local, organic produce in recent years. People are interested in natural, authentic farm fare. And they’re looking for a top-notch experience. As and experienced post frame retail building contractor, we see this year after year.
Adding a farm shop or retail storefront to your property can open more than just a few doors. A well designed, consumer-friendly retail space adds both function and dimension to your agricultural enterprises.
And while shops themselves come in all shapes and sizes, the most sustainable retail farm stores are those offering shoppers the “full-basket” experience. Something that makes the entire consumer experience wholesome and worthwhile – from welcome chimes to check-out lines.
BUT THERE ARE A FEW FINE POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE SETTING UP SHOP
Any retail farm shop can be successful as long as you assess, plan, design and construct your spaces properly.
You’ll have to be acutely aware of your land, your usable space, and your customers’ needs when designing your store. Building a retail space starts like any design or construction project starts, with a survey of your location.
Look at the how your existing buildings sit, at the way the whole retail-process will flow through your farmland.
Open pastures, trees and greenery (which you rarely find in other shop locations) are major attributes. Keep them and use them. They endorse the authenticity of your products and services.
They’re part of the overall consumer experience.
STOREFRONT DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION CONSIDERATIONS
Storefronts are the customers’ gateway into the retail experience. They welcome-in and usher-out. They brand. They function. And they’re vital to traffic flow and streamlining the product-delivery process.
An inviting entry is key to bringing traffic to your store.
Our custom store fronts are tailor made to meet your needs. We offer various options in siding and roofing, low square-footage costs, and fast lead times.
DESIGN YOUR PERSONAL RETAIL SHOP
From space designs to floorplan layouts to one-of-a-kind storefronts – your farm’s retail store should speak volumes. It should be functional. It should be streamlined, personalized and unique.
The designers at Conestoga are experienced in creating cost-effective retail solutions on a person-to-person basis.
Check out some of our retail options and designs, and get started on your plans to bring more farm-fresh produce to your community. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your next retail project!