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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

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

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

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

“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...

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, finding out how things were going and talking through how the software helps with your business and whether you would be willing to invest in it.

Launching Open Food Services

We are extremely excited to introduce Open Food Services – our new, worker-owned company!

Open Food Services will offer a range of services that build on Open Food Network’s mission to transform the food system. These include business development, research, software and website development, and much more.

A change to how we communicate with you

Welcome to this new section of the Open Food Network Australia site, where we’ll be providing regular news and updates. We’ve started it because we want to share more with our users and the wider community about what we do (including more regular updates), why we do it, and what we’d like to do next.

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