Un software progettato per il cibo

La piattaforma software Open Food Network consente agli agricoltori di vendere prodotti online, al prezzo che preferiscono. Può essere incorporata nel vostro sito web o ospitata sul nostro. È stato costruito specificamente per la vendita di prodotti alimentari, in modo da poter gestire misure o livelli di scorte difficili che solo il cibo possiede: una dozzina di uova, un mazzo di prezzemolo e un pollo intero che varia di peso, nessuno?

È un’ottima vetrina per la vendita di prodotti alimentari come impresa individuale, ma dove diventa davvero entusiasmante è quando c’è una comunità di agricoltori che lavora insieme.


Collaborazione semplificata

I produttori alimentari possono creare un negozio online, incassare i pagamenti e vendere attraverso altri negozi sulla piattaforma. I grossisti possono integrarsi con i sistemi esistenti, gestire gruppi di acquisto e fornire i prodotti attraverso reti nazionali o regionali di centri e negozi alimentari. Le comunità possono riunire i produttori della propria zona per creare un mercato agricolo virtuale, costruendo un’economia alimentare locale resiliente.

Le persone hanno sfruttato la potenza di questa piattaforma per creare collettivi alimentari, gestire le scorte degli hub alimentari o portare il loro mercato agricolo online con preacquisti per dare ai bancarellisti vendite più sicure.


Open source per un sistema alimentare migliore

E ciò che è altrettanto importante del software stesso, sono i valori che lo sostengono. Se state cercando di costruire un nuovo sistema alimentare – come agricoltori, mercati contadini o hub alimentari – perché dovreste scegliere un software che non contribuisca anche a un sistema alimentare più equo? Lavorando collettivamente anziché in modo competitivo, condividiamo i costi dello sviluppo di un nuovo software e ci assicuriamo che il nostro progetto sia più resistente di molti altri modelli proprietari che sono crollati da quando abbiamo iniziato!


Hubs, Producers, Groups

If you are a producer or part of a hub/ group, and Open Food Network sounds a great idea that could help your initiative…
The Open Food Network is powerful software that helps people sell online, and collaborate to build regional food systems.

An online shopfront

At its most simple, the Open Food Network gives you an e-commerce solution designed specifically for food. It can handle multiple order cycles per week with different delivery or pricing options, subscriptions, and more.

Your business, your branding

You can choose to host your shop on our site, or you can embed it in your own external site. You can share your story, social media links, and upload photos of your own products.

Build your customers

Where Open Food Network gets exciting is when you work with others. We can help you aggregate from multiple producers through one online shopfront, or enable you to sell to multiple shopfronts.

Integrate and automate

Open Food Network can integrate with other systems such as Xero and Mailchimp, and we can set up automations that make your life easier.

Monitor and understand

Monitoring your sales data can help you evaluate products, marketing, and more.

Reduce your admin

Open Food Network allows you to easily update your stock based on what you’ve produced. It can generate reports, packing slips, and help you avoid a tangle of spreadsheets!


Are you looking for a sustainable way of getting your food and you think Open Food Network could help…
As a consumer we would like to know where our food comes from and who made money from our purchase. The OFN gives us the opportunity to have transparency in the food system. As a consumer you can help support the local food system.

These are the things we care about:

Global Commons

Everyone in the community co-creates and shares responsibility for our global commons (the OFN platform, but more generally, the air, water, soils, etc.).


We realise that the nature of our relationship with our food is at the foundation of our relationship with life itself, and that this relationship reflects the spirit of our existence.


We support farmers and producers moving towards regenerative forms of agriculture, that (re)build resilient natural systems, taking into account the soil, air, water and biodiversity of our planet.


We believe in transparency, both in the platform we build and the organisation that supports it.


Our project empowers people to create the life they want for themselves; and gives people a real say in their food system.


Problems are best solved at the lowest appropriate level of subsidiarity.

People First

We build a people system. Care and empathy for each other lie at its heart, celebrating solidarity, diversity, inclusivity and tolerance.

Constant Evolution

We live in a perpetually evolving world, which requires constant adaptation and agility.


Would you like to support our project and have some spare time or resources?
We need more people to help grow the OFN Community in Switzerland.

Who we still need?


Are you part of a network that would like to grow their community and create a transparent food system in your area?
The Open Food Network (OFN) can just help you with that.

Why could the OFN be just right for your community?

  • The OFN is a tool to help bring transparency in your regional food system.
  • Small scale producers and vendors gain visibility
  • Everyone who is part of the regional food system becomes visible and can connect themselves more easily
  • You become part of an international community with years of experience in creating an alternative food system
  • We offer guidance and support in how to work together in a more connected food system
  • Everything that is created is part of the Commons – doesn’t belong to a single entity, but instead to a community



< CHF 1000 vendite/mese, tasse escluse



In crescita

< CHF 6000 vendite/mese, tasse escluse


CHF 50 /Mese + 3,5% di commissione per vendita, IVA esclusa


> CHF 6000 vendite/mese, tasse escluse


CHF 100/Mese + 1% di commissione per vendita, IVA esclusa


Martina Brun

Martina Brun

Agricultural Economist, she supports initiatives that help transform our food system for a more sustainable future. She works for Permakultur-Beratung and co-initiated Ernährungsrat Luzern
Luisa Quarta Kubioka

Luisa Quarta Kubioka

She focuses on enhancing sustainability and equity within food systems. Thereby, she is committed to alternative marketing strategies and community – based initiatives to support smallholder structures and their resilience.

Mikel Cordovilla Mesonero

Mikel Cordovilla Mesonero

Working on alternative food supply chains from a technical expertice and a community focus. Mikel has being active in multiple Community Supported Agriculture projects linking communities with technology and it is currently involved at : OpenOlitor ; Sunu

Bettina Scharrer

Bettina Scharrer

Bettina is a researcher at the Centre for Development and Environment at the University of Bern and works on agriculture, agricultural policy and sustainable food systems. She is also involved outside of research in the development of alternative and sustainable food systems and is co-founder of Circuit Court Switzerland.