The Open Food Network is a global network of people and organizations working together to build a new food system. Together, we develop open and shared resources, knowledge and software to support a better food system.
We believe a sustainable and resilient food system needs to reconnect producers and consumers. We aim to empower people and communities and give them the tools and knowledge to develop the food systems they need for their community.
Our flagship project is an open source software platform that makes it easy to create innovative, independent, community food enterprises. The software can be used by farmers setting up their own online stores, but it’s designed to help farmers collaborate and sell together, to create thriving, viable enterprises. People have used the power of this feature to create food collectives, manage food hubs, to take their farmers’ market online with pre-purchases to give stallholders more secure sales, and more. In the US, the platform is available at OpenFoodNetwork.net.
The Open Food Network community has decades of experience in running innovative food enterprises with social and ecological aims. We know that good food can transform our planet and our society. We also know that making values-driven food enterprise work takes commitment, perseverance, partnerships and support. The Open Food Network community wants to help you to make values-driven food enterprises thrive! And we invite you to join us in creating this community of change.
If you prefer to eliminate credit card fees, you can make a check payable to The Social Good Fund with "Open Food Network USA" in the memo line, and send it to OFN, c/o Laurie Wayne, 2073 Palomino Lane, Arcata, CA 95521.
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