Announcements

Open Food Community

We now have groups for OFS Users Federation Members up and running.  Each group serves as hub for communications, collaboration and support, consisting of: A facebook-like social network An associated online forum A collaborative document system and A wiki space All community features can be accessed from the top of any page, under the “Community”…

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Open Invitation: Federation Founders’ Meeting

In the wake of releasing Open Food Source version 1.0, we invite all supporters of local and open food systems to join us in mid-June as we create an Open Food Federation (Federation), an open technology solutions network for local food hubs everywhere, to better support food hubs who depend upon the OFS software for…

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Introducing the Open Food Federation

With the release of version 1.0 of Open Food Source (OFS) software earlier this year, several food hubs have expressed interest in exploring a grassroots collaboration for food hub resources. We are calling this concept the Open Food Federation and have drafted a purpose statement to begin the discussion: “To provide transparent technologies to local…

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Introducing Farm2Table Trading Post

A new site using Open Food Source has recently begun to accept orders in Colorado State. Originally taking orders with a Square marketplace, Farm2TableTradingPost.com converted over to OFS and had their first order cycle on January 24. Focusing primarily on meat sales, the Trading Post finds Open Food Source software well-suited to their unique business…

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Open Food Source: From orphan to federation

The following article was contributed to opensource.org by Roy Guisinger as part of their series for Open Food Week, published on November 19, 2014 at http://opensource.com/life/14/11/open-food-source-orphan-federation. In the local food movement, open source principles are very much like the open pollinated seeds that farmers keep to grow next year’s crops. When farmers use their own…

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