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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 some extra how-to guides if you're keen to get your market set...

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 gatherings get shut down?  We're doing our best to help...

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 are starting to use the platform for other...

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 our 2019 highlights...

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 customer ‘buying groups’. We have summarised our key lessons and...

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 Network itself – as a digital platform, as a commons of...

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 more waiting… no matter how big or...

New Community Food Enterprises report released

New Community Food Enterprises report released

We’re excited to share our latest report with you, which brings together our lessons from running food system activation and community food enterprise incubator programs for the last five years.

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 here for you .. as well...

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 discussions with other thinkers in this space at a Global...

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, Australia, Catalonia, Portugal, Philippines and France and...

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 to welcome Olivier De Schutter as our newest Open Food...

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