Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Go on, help disrupt our food systems - support the Open Food Network. You'll feel better.

The Open Food Network has the potential to really disrupt our food systems - in a good way.

It's like a network of online farmers markets that enables everyone to participate. It helps put control over food into the hands of farmers, eaters and local enterprises so that:
  • Eaters can “know their farmers” (where they are, how they farm, exactly what price they get) while still having wide choice and the ease and convenience of local pick-up and access.
  • Farmers can set their own prices, tell their own stories and choose who they trade with.
  • Ethical and diverse food enterprises ("Food Hubs") rebuild local economies by supporting these farmers and eaters to distribute food.
Sounds good right?

Well, they need you to get on board now and help make it happen by contributing funds to their crowdfunding campaign.

Every little bit makes a difference, so even if you can only spare $20, they will absolutely put it to good use to get this platform launched for use by farmers and food hubs in Australia, with the software available for use all around the world!

Proudly open source (we mentioned them a little while back in our post about 3 Melbourne-based Open Source, Fair Food Projects) and not for profit, they're creating software with and for the global fair food movement.

The Open Food Network, the first project of the Open Food Foundation, is a free and open source project aimed at supporting diverse food enterprises and making it easy to access local and sustainable food. (Saying that, they've been around for a while in other guises. You might even remember reading here about Eaterprises as far back as 2011).
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