What a year 2019 was!

What a year 2019 was!

What a year 2019 was! This year felt absolutely enormous for Open Food Network Australia. Because we have a habit of letting milestones slide past as we rush on to the next bit of work, we thought that this year we would try not to do that but to instead share some of...
New report released – lessons from running a food hub

New report released – lessons from running a food hub

New report released – lessons from running a food hub The South East Food Hub was a piloted food hub model which operated in the outer suburbs of Melbourne in 2014-2015. The hub sourced fresh produce and grocery items from 16 local producers and serviced 14...
Participate in research about Open Food Network

Participate in research about Open Food Network

Participate in research about Open Food Network Adam Moore is a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, undertaking a research project about the Open Food Network. He’s researching how the Open Food Network community develops and cares for the Open Food...
Big improvements to your shopfront

Big improvements to your shopfront

Big improvements to your shopfront The latest release of the Open Food Network was deployed this week, and it includes some big changes to improve the performance of your shopfront behind the scenes. Shopfronts with up to 10,000 products will load within 2 seconds. No...
New Community Food Enterprises report released

New Community Food Enterprises report released

New Community Food Enterprises report released We’re excited to share our latest report with you: Community Food Enterprises – Their role in food system change, opportunities, challenges and support needs. It brings together our lessons from running food...
Grants available

Grants available

Grants available The Victorian Government has released new grants for ‘small scale and craft’ agricultural businesses. (These are the latest version of the ‘Artisanal Agriculture’ grants.) We know how flat out you are, so we’re summarising the key information...
The value of community-building for the commons

The value of community-building for the commons

The value of community-building for the commons In the last year, we’ve been realising that how we work at the Open Food Network is in fact one of the most important things that we’re creating, as we go about the task of building a better food system. Recent...
Big improvements to your shopfront

Welcome to a faster, more efficient Open Food Network

Welcome to a faster, more efficient Open Food Network Over the years we’ve been running Open Food Network we’ve been working tirelessly to build the tools that food enterprises need to succeed. With our tiny, part time development team working remotely in the UK,...
Olivier De Schutter welcomed as Open Food Network ambassador

Olivier De Schutter welcomed as Open Food Network ambassador

Olivier De Schutter welcomed as Open Food Network ambassador “For me, the Open Food Network is an essential tool because it enables the different eaters of a given territory or community to connect and build initiatives together.” – Olivier De Schutter We’re thrilled...
How we determined a new pricing model with our users

How we determined a new pricing model with our users

How we determined a new pricing model with our users Last year we reached out to people using the Open Food Network software platform to discuss how the Open Food Network in Australia could become more financially sustainable. We had conversations with many of you,...

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