The Open Food Network (South Africa) is free for any organic, health-oriented supplier to register a profile and advertise their details in our directory and map. If you would also like to use the OFN as an online shopfront, enabling buyers across South Africa to source directly from you (whether you sell your own or other’s produce as a shop, hub etc.) then we recommend joining as either an “Affiliate” or “Community” member.

Community” membership is for those that would like an entirely free admin experience. In this case, our tech gurus will assist with integrating your stock, marketing and accounting operations directly into the OFN. Whatever option you choose, we look forward to working with you and to creating a healthier, fairer and more responsible food system for South Africa.

Any initiative that fosters local food economies, and makes it easier for us all to buy low-impact, seasonal ingredients, gets my vote. I think the Open Food Network is a very exciting project, offering a positive, sustainable alternative to the prevailing food culture, and helping to put control of distribution back where it should be – with growers, producers and consumers”.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, River Cottage (OFN UK Ambassador)