Where: 

UK-wide

What they are most proud of:

The sense of empowerment that community groups achieve when they build their own food retail and distribution system from the ground up.

Their model:

The Open Food Network (OFN) is a growing network of small to medium and community food enterprises, independent producers, retailers and distributors, dedicated to building a stronger, fairer food system in the UK.

We believe that by working together, sharing skills, ideas and resources, we can provide good, nutritious, affordable food to everyone. Food is the ultimate connector. Through food, together we can create real change and Food Sovereignty!

To achieve this, OFN UK develops and hosts a comprehensive online toolset for local food. You can customise your own online shopfront (hosted on our secure servers), flexibly take orders, make deliveries, collect payments, connect with producers, distributors and other shopfronts, grow customers, share ideas and develop your enterprise.

As a network we decide the features we want, and we develop them in collaboration with the OFN instances around the world.

For more information: openfoodnetwork.org.uk

What we love about them:

The sense of empowerment that community groups achieve when they build their own food retail and distribution system from the ground up.

Are you a private landowner or a prospective one? Are you looking to get more people involved? This is the event for you! 🚀

When?
Wednesday 1st February, 18:00 – 20:00! 🌱

Find out more and register: https://t.co/17Y6F4ii7V
Here's an event for private landowners looking to get more people involved! 🌟

Wednesday 1st February, 18:00 – 20:00
https://t.co/cjJfdLePkn
Calling public landowners looking for opportunities to get more people involved on the production of their land! 🌱

Wednesday 1st March, 10:00 – 11:30
https://t.co/qnNSIQ5ohD
Last week we launched “Building a fairer food system: an Open Food Network event series”with our first event “Addressing systemic inequality in our food system: a panel discussion”.🌻

👀We’ll be following up throughout the year with useful and collaborative sessions that:
Learn about some of the people, groups and communities involved in #communitytech: https://t.co/DwHDxCgVtb
"We believe getting food to everyone is not a radical concept. But getting there requires #radicalthinking. This is the approach we are taking at the Open Food Network."

Read about how our open source technology is addressing #foodsovereignty: https://t.co/6837LN8CvX https://t.co/fRZOvOG5Xp