Open Food Network

Re-imagining local food: a learning community & tools to support local food systems to thrive

The Open Food Network (OFN) is a community of independent producers, retailers and distributors selling online to build a stronger, fairer food system around the world.

The OFN platform makes it easy to create innovative, independent food businesses.

Food producers can create an online shop, collect payments, sell through other shops on the platform and  access reduce rate courier services. Wholesalers can integrate with existing systems, manage buying groups and supply your produce through our national network of food hubs and shops. Communities can bring together producers in your area to create a virtual farmers’ market, building a resilient local food economy.

The OFN community has decades of experience in running innovative food enterprises with social and ecological aims. Founded in Australia, the Open Food Network started as a little experiment with a van, some farmers and some friends. Since then it has grown to become an open source platform collaboratively nurtured by like-minded people around the world.

In Europe, there are OFN communities in France, the Iberian Peninsula, BelgiumScandinavia and the UK.

 

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