Growing Local Food Online

THE online community helping you to build a successful food enterprise

The Open Food Network software platform allows farmers to sell produce online, at a price that works for them. It has been built specifically for selling food so it can handle tricky measures or stock levels that only food has - a dozen eggs, a bunch of parsley, a whole chicken that varies in weight…

Food Producers can create an online shop, collect payments, sell through other shops on the platform and access reduced-rate courier services.

Wholesalers can integrate OFN with their existing systems and manage buying groups to  supply customers with their produce through our national network of food hubs and shops.

Communities can bring together producers in their local area to create virtual farmers’ markets, building a resilient local food economy.

And what’s just as important as the software itself are the values which underpin it.

If you sell good food - as a farmer, farmer’s market, food co-op, or food hub- then choose software that aligns with your values to build food systems for people and planet, not profit. By working collectively rather than competitively, we share the costs of developing new software, and we ensure that our project is resilient!

Selling on OFN - 3 easy steps

1. Create Your Enterprise

Set up your enterprise with a name, description, photos, contact details and social media links.

2. Add Your Products

Add products to your shop - your own and/or from other producers around you. Set images, descriptions, prices, stock levels and flexible weights and measures.

3. Plan your Deliveries

Set up payment methods. Create multiple pick-up points and delivery details. Create recurring orders and regular distributions.

The sustainable Food Network of the future.

I'm Ready

We're creating a new food system.

2,011 food producers

904 food shops

13,568 food shoppers

215,220 food orders