Set up your farmers’ market online

Set up your farmers’ market online

Set up your farmers’ market online Is your farmers’ market shifting to online sales due to COVID-19? Or would you like to get it set up just in case that’s needed? We’re working hard getting farmers and markets online, and we’ve created...
Keeping fair food systems running during COVID-19

Keeping fair food systems running during COVID-19

Keeping fair food systems running during COVID-19 COVID-19 is already having an impact on food supply. How do we support direct supply chains that keep farmers in business? How do we keep our shelves stocked with food? What happens to farmers’ markets as public...
What else can the Open Food Network platform do?

What else can the Open Food Network platform do?

What else can the Open Food Network platform do? The Open Food Network platform is designed to help farmers sell food. It aggregates food from multiple sources to sell through an online shopfront, and creates a transparent supply chain. But around the world, people...
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...
Keeping fair food systems running during COVID-19

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...

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