For 6 years, founder, Jeff Bremer, with the help of his family, ran a small hay business under the name FreedomOne Farms, growing and selling hay from their 45 acres of tillable land. Most of this hay was put up in small squares the old fashioned way using 50-year old tractors and balers and lots of young helpers. What simply began as a way to fund various ministry initiatives Jeff was working on, unexpectedly turned into a thriving business. Friends and neighbors began freely offering various plots of land to make hay from. Some even offered equipment to use for the hay business. After a couple years Jeff found himself running over 75 acres of hay ground. This was a lot considering the age of equipment being used and the amount of labor required doing small squares. Using a website to market his hay and backing the hay with a guarantee his base of customers grew to well over a 100-mile radius. Eventually, the hay business began to become overwhelming as it was consuming all of Jeff's time, plus it was taking a toll on his body with all the manual labor. He struggled with what to do as the idea of laying down a business in which he was being so blessed didn't make sense. Then one day a friend prayed for Jeff and told him that God was going to give him a vision for a new business, something that had not been done before. This sounded crazy to Jeff as he had absolutely nothing stirring in his mind regarding any other business endeavors. However, no more than two week later, as Jeff was sharing on the phone with a friend how he was feeling overwhelmed, the idea of starting an online auction/listing website for hay came to mind. Jeff initially saw it as an "eBay-type platform" for selling hay and other forages. After doing some research he could not find anything being done like this. As Jeff continued praying into this vision he began to receive download after download that were eventually incorporated into what is now the TruBid Hay Exchange.
TruBid, LLC was officially founded in 2018 as an e-commerce company that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website. In 2019 the TruBid Hay Exchange was launched as TruBid's first e-commerce hub. Interestingly, original purpose behind the original small hay business continues to remain today… to fund God's Kingdom initiatives.