Testimonials

The Open Food Network has been endorsed by people all around the world, because they use our products, rely on our community and the resources we create, or believe in the vision we are striving for.

I am very proud to be an Open Food Network Ambassador. For me, the Open Food Network is an essential tool because it enables the different eaters of a given territory or community, to connect and build initiatives together.

It helps connect these eaters directly with local producers, enabling them to support the emergence of local agrifood systems. 

This virtual highway is a common resource, using the potential of digital media to connect these communities of eaters and farmers – working together for food sovereignty. It’s absolutely essential for these alternative systems to develop. This tool enables everyone to contribute to fill in information, that can be used to grow this virtual community, gathering connections and strength until finally it is the new mainstream agri-food system.

Olivier De Schutter

Former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food

I am very pleased to be part of the growing Open Food Network.  It is exciting to see so many new producers registering on the Network across the country and then to see the links being set up between these producers and shops like mine as well as various types of markets, food hubs and food co-ops – all making use of the same online system to build distribution and retail networks that would never have happened without Open Food Network.

“Open Food Network has increased my turnover, making it easy for people to add products to their weekly veg box, pay online and give us any special delivery instructions.  Open Food Network produces useful reports to help me prepare customer orders and we are looking forward to offering customers the option to set up repeating orders on Open Food Network so they don’t have to login every week”

Reuben Chesters

Locavore

“For years I have been writing about the need for a fairer, more sustainable food distribution system.  It appears that we now have it.  The online, open source, not-for-profit Open Food Network is owned and controlled by the people who grow, rear, process and eat the food.  It is providing a growing Network of food and drink producers and small-scale retailers with a rich variety of routes to market that enable transparency for the shoppers and buyers along with maximum returns to the people who are producing our food.  Are supermarkets’ days numbered?”

George Monbiot

Open Food Network UK Ambassador

“We have only just joined the Open Food Network and it is great. It has helped us build our business by linking with new customers, and having an easy to use shop! We love the ethos behind it and the fact that developers all over the world are working to build a better food system. Keep up the great work!”

Henry Allison & Olivia James

Down Farm, Devon

“The Open Food Network is not only a great way to get local food to local people.  It is also the only open source online food distribution system. It is really important that as we are building new ways of living that we build systems that are fair, sustainable and that work for the good of everyone.  That is what open source does and that is what Open Food Network does.”

Mary Clear

Incredible Edible Todmorden

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