The Open Food Network

We are a not-for-profit focused on building the tools and resources needed to create a new food system that is fair, local and transparent including:

  • Open-source software to manage online farmers markets
  • Free resources for farmers, producers and community food enterprises
  • A global commons to help power the sector 
  • And much much more

It’s food, unincorporated!

The Open Food Network

We are a not-for-profit focused on building the tools and resources needed to create a new food system that is fair, local and transparent including:

  • Open-source software to manage online farmers markets
  • Free resources for farmers, producers and community food enterprises
  • A global commons to help power the sector 
  • And much much more

It’s food, unincorporated!

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Our Work

An pair of dairy farmers holding milk and cheese on the back of a ute with trees in the background. They are representative of some of the farmers and producers using the open food network to hold a virtual farmers market.

Sell and buy food online

Our software platform powers alternative food systems and online farmers markets around the world. 

The Open Food Network team in a hall delivering training and resources to local farmers at a workshop.

Resources and tools

Free online tools, resources and guides for farmers, producers and community food enterprises.

A man stands proudly in front of boxes of vegetables at a community food hub. There are other volunteers blurred in the background having an important conversation about food security.

A global community

We’re developing new ways of working in a global community, in a truly open and transparent way.

A man collecting a food box from a local food hub with his two young daughters. A woman stands packing food boxes. Sunlight streams in from outside.

Get Involved

Find out how to get involved with either your local Open Food Network or our global community. 

About Us

The Open Food Network is on a mission to build a new food system that is fair, local, and transparent.

“We want to power a world where fair, open food & farming networks (re)connect people and regenerate the earth.”

We believe that it is possible to create a food system with social and ecological health at its core and work closely with stakeholders around the world to make it happen.

Our software platform makes it easy for anyone to set up and manage an online farmers market or store. This software platform is now used by more than 7000 producers in over 20 countries around the world. 

Open Food Network also works to empower enterprises in the community food enterprise sector. This includes research, developing resources for community food enterprises and a global software commons that makes it easy for other organisations to replicate the work that we have done.  

 

WE ARE HIRING DEVELOPERS!

“For years I have been writing about the need for a fairer, more sustainable food distribution system.  It appears that we now have it.  

The online, open source, not-for-profit Open Food Network is owned and controlled by the people who grow, rear, process and eat the food.  It is providing a growing Network of food and drink producers and small-scale retailers with a rich variety of routes to market that enable transparency for the shoppers and buyers along with maximum returns to the people who are producing our food.  

Are supermarkets’ days numbered?”

George Monbiot

Author and Journalist, The Guardian

Get involved

Get involved

Are you passionate about localised food systems, community food enterprises, sustainability, regenerative agriculture, food security and food sovereignty?

If so we want to hear from you. We are always on the lookout for: 

Open Source Software Contributors

Are you an IT professional with a passion for food systems and sustainability? Come join an exciting project to develop a new food system. 

Interns, volunteers and advisors

We’re always looking for passionate people to help out a wide range of projects.

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Our Major Funders

The Open Food Network has received support from funders all around the world.

National Lottery Community Fund
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