Make this the best season yet

Cabbige is designed to create maximum value for your farm business with minimal input. Our pricing tool finds the most profitable price for your crops throughout the season by closely tracking your Sales and Inventory. And, we track your Harvests, Sales, and current Inventory, giving you the data needed to make the most profitable planning decisions.

The first step is to set-up your season with the crops you want to track and channels you sell-through. This should take less than 15-minutes and you only have to do it once. Want to see it in action? Click here to check out the Cabbige training videos here.

Let's get started!

  • Go to - Settings, Crops Here you’ll see a summary of all of your crops, including year-to-date revenue and year-to-date harvest yield. To add your crops one at a time, or to add a single new crop, click Add Single Crop.
  • Enter the crop name, variety is optional.
  • Select the unit of measurement (ie. pound, bunch, head) that you will use throughout the season. This can not change mid-season.
  • Is it a winter/cold storage crop? If so, click yes.
  • Enter your expected yield. If you're unsure, just tell us how much you're planting in the question below. If you can enter both, that's even better!
  • Enter how many weeks you plan to harvest this crop.
  • Enter your baseline prices, or what you would normally charge at the height of the season, for your Retail (direct-to-consumer) and Wholesale (restaurant, grocery, food hub, distributor) channels. 
  • Let us know if you include this crop in a CSA.
  • Click Submit! Your crop is now available on the Inventory, Sales, Prices, and Reports page.

To add multiple crops at once, click Upload Multiple Crops.

  • Click Download Crop Upload template to download the template to your computer, then open the file.
  • For each crop:
    • Enter the crop name, and variety if desired.
    • Select the unit of measurement (ie. pound, bunch, head) that you will use throughout the season. This can not change mid-season.
    • Enter YES/NO if the crop is intended for winter storage.
    • Enter how many weeks you plan to harvest this crop.
    • Enter the planting amount, with the appropriate unit “feet” or “acres.”
    • If known, enter the expected yield (in the same unit of measurement in column 3); if unknown, enter N/A (be careful, it’s case sensitive).
    • Under “Baseline Retail Price” and “Baseline Wholesale,” enter what you would normally charge at the height of the season, for your Retail (direct-to-consumer) and Wholesale (restaurant, grocery, food hub, distributor) channels
    • Enter YES/NO if you include this crop in your CSA.
  • Check to make sure cells with numbers include numbers only (no words), or else you will receive an error message when uploading the file.
  • Save the file.
  • In the “Multiple Crop Upload” window, click Choose File, select your saved file, and click Upload.
  • *If necessary, make the changes indicated in the error message to the file, save, and re-upload.
  • If all looks good, click Submit! Your crop is now available on the Inventory, Sales, Prices, and Reports page.

 

  • Go to - Settings, Channels
    • Check all channels that you plan to sell through
    • We ask how much inventory you allocate to your CSA so that we can remove it from the inventory that the pricing algorithm's factors; keeping it in could negatively affect the price recommendation. This can be an estimate (i.e.. 10%, 25%, 66%), so don't worry about being very specific.
      • You'll also see that we automatically deduct your CSA allocation from your Inventory page. For example, if you've indicated that you allocate 25% of your harvest to your CSA, and you harvest 100 units, you'll see 75 units available on your Inventory page.
    • Please tell us how many farmers' markets you attend each week, counting each market day individually. For example: If you go to two markets that each meet 2 days/week, the answer is 4.
    • Let us know the names of the markets, so that we can segment your sales and price recommendations by each of them individually.
    • If you have a farm stand, please let us know how many days/week it is open.
    • List your wholesale buyers with their billing e-mail addresses. In the near future, we're going to add a feature that allows you to send the Sales Record as an invoice directly to the billing contact for your buyers. Including the e-mail address now, means you won't have to do it later.
    • Click Submit! That's it, your season is set-up!

Now, it's just a matter of entering harvests, inventory write-downs, and sales to keep track of your farm business and to give the Cabbige algorithm the data it needs to find the most profitable price for your crops throughout the season.

  • Go to - Inventory
    • Click New Inventory Record in the upper-right-hand corner.
    • Enter the date you harvested or wrote-down inventory*. You can back-date the entries as far back as you like, but we recommend that you try to keep them as current as possible.
      • *Don't write-down unsold/perished/expired inventory, only inventory that you lose, the dog eats, you left out of the walk-in, or that otherwise never had a chance to be sold. We automatically write-down your unsold/perished/expired inventory.
    • Enter the quantity you harvested or the negative quantity that you are writing-down (ie. -120 bunch)
    • Click Submit. You'll see your inventory update automatically on the Inventory page!
  • Go to - Sales
    • Click New Sales Record.
    • Set the date of the sale. Again, back-dating is ok!
    • Select the channel from the drop-down menu.
    • Enter the sale price and quantity.
    • Click Submit and see your new sales record appear in the Sales list.
    • You can click on the revenue to see the full record details.

 

  • Go to - Prices
    • Nothing to do here except see your Cabbige recommended prices next to the price that you most recently charged.
    • You can see prices for all of your channels and crops, or each one individually, by searching for a crop or sorting the channels in the drop-down menu.

That's all there is to it... And, you can access any of the pages on your mobile, desktop, or tablet.

Now, go have the best season yet!