Stroudco Software Switch-Over

We are now in the process of switching to our long-promised and long-delayed webshop / food hub system.  This means that the Stroudco shop is not available for a few days so please do not use the ‘Shop’ tab at the moment.  We will email all our shoppers when we are ready to take orders with the new system.  Thanks for your patience.

The new system – Open Food Network provides a platform specifically designed for food hubs, buying groups and small producers.


To quote their own website, it’s the “flagship project of the Open Food Foundation, a non-profit, registered charity established in October 2012 to develop, accumulate and protect open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms for fair and sustainable food systems.”


23rd April – food hub as normal
27th April – orders close for the last time on old system
30th April – last food hub on old system
7th May – NO FOOD HUB
8th May – orders open on OFN for food hub on 14th May
14th May – first food hub on new system

If you are a shopper member:
We will be in touch to point out the key differences between ordering now and ordering on the new system. It makes sense to do this closer to the time so that you don’t forget again by the time you actually get to try it out.

If you are a producer member:
We need to make sure you know how to update your products on the new system and we will be in touch with you with instructions on how to do this. We can provide support and training. In some cases we will be able to update your listings for you.