Ooooby exists to rebuild local food economies

We believe that changing the way we produce and distribute food is fundamental to solving the world’s most pressing social and ecological problems.

About Ooooby Auckland & Waikato

Our mission is to put small-scale sustainable farming at the heart of our food system.

Ooooby launched it's first prototype hub in Auckland in October 2010, from a converted shipping container with 50 customers. Today we operate in 7 regions including Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Christchurch, Sydney and Fresno California and have delivered over 180,000 boxes of local food to more than 8,000 homes.

Ooooby Ltd is a for profit company with over 150 shareholders including staff, suppliers, customers and professional investors. Currently 80% of Ooooby Ltd shares are held by the Ooooby Foundation, a charitable trust, which is committed to building sustainable food systems.

The heart & soul of Ooooby

Where would we be without our growers? Ooooby has a rich network of local and organic growers and suppliers that produce a great variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables. They deserve their fair share of the rewards so we pay them at least 50% of the retail value of all our box deliveries. We receive most of our produce direct from our growers and hand-pack it ourselves.

The benefits of buying local

Local food supports local economies. Buying food from our growers in the local community supports local jobs and encourages variety in our diets. It also requires less transportation, so it's fresher and has a smaller environmental footprint.

Fresher food

Reduced food miles

Support local jobs

Respect for the food system

Fewer preservatives

Better value for money

Reduced packaging

Ooooby is a movement I believe in with values that I respect, that connects People to an Environment of Amazing Food and Purpose.

— Patrick

We've got some great people

Meet some of our tireless and committed Ooooby crew who work hard to bring you the tastiest local food. If you would like to be part of the team, get in touch.

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