Food producers. Meet OFN.
Sell your food and tell your stories. Save time and money on every overhead. We support innovation without the risk. We're levelling the playing field.
Why the Open Food Network?
--- Open Source --- Cooperative --- Not for Profit --- Socially Motivated --- Collaborative ---
The Open Food Network has a load of features designed to make selling, marketing and distributing your produce easy.
--- A simple shopfront facilitating online sales and payments ---
--- Reporting, inventory and administration tools ---
--- Tools and reports to support efficient delivery and distribution ---
--- A networked approach that allows producers, hubs and shops to cross-sell produce ---
--- A global network of contributors developing new features - for free ---
We're powered by an international open source community of dedicated coders, designers, engineers, users, supporters and collaborators - real people who want to see a fair food system. We believe that by creating a global commons of software and tools, we can build a platform that allows small, ecological food producers to operate on the same playing field as big food business.
Ready to Learn More?
Our user guide will help you get set up on OFN.
And keep scrolling down for FAQs.
Stories from our producers.
|Stroud Community Agriculture is a community led project farming 50 acres of land and employing 3 full-time-equivalent farmers. SCA sells its surplus vegetables through Stroudco Food Hub on the Open Food Network enabling local people who are not able to commit to a CSA veg share to access the delicious biodynamic vegetables and meat produced on the farm. Farmer Mark Harrison says "we are pleased to be able to sell our surpluses through OFN and be part of a co-operative of local producers building an increasingly strong local food economy." For more detail see www.stroudcommunityagriculture.org|
|Run by friends Sarah and Lynne, Ferment Bristol are working to support our little microbe friends. "By using only veg grown using organic principles we're supporting the microbes in the soil. And by fermenting them using traditional methods we're helping recolonise the microbes in our guts". "We sell our ferments to customers directly. OFN has enabled us to link our products with other markets and bfood hubs." For more detail see www.fermentbristol.co.uk|