How do farmers & producers get food to eaters?
Selling food directly from farm to fork (or perhaps with a short detour via a food hub!) has many benefits. But it also presents a few challenges. How do you move food, without it costing too much – either in time or money?
Open Road is a collaborative logistics service that helps producers save time and money in moving food from A to B. Brought to you by Open Food Network and an alliance of nonprofits, we’ve created an affordable courier and food brokerage scheme with depots across Victoria.
Collaborative logistics throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria
Do you want to move food throughout Greater Melbourne now? Open Road is currently providing a metro based delivery service every Wednesday for a $15 service fee*.
We are also developing a Thursday delivery service for Greater Melbourne that will include the Mornington Peninsula region. Among the depots will be farms, community run grocers and independent retailers.
As the Open Road network grows, delivery will extend into regional centres in Gippsland, Central, South West and North East Victoria and further afield into existing Open Road regions.
Open Road couriers are knowledgeable in the handling of produce and understand the nature of its fragility. Open Road vehicles are clean, well maintained, reliable and conform to cold chain food safety regulations. Our customer service team are farmers, makers and fresh food retailers who can deliver the personal touch your business requires – promptly!
*This service fee is subject to change and may include additional costs pending any specific requirements.
Ready to start using Open Road?
Register your interest by completing the form.
Our Open Road Metro Coordinator will get in touch with you directly to understand your needs for the service and work with you to get your food moving!
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