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 back at the heart of the food system we all depend on.

Launched in 2010, Auckland is the first and prototype Ooooby hub. Initially operating from a converted shipping container in Grey Lynn with only 50 customers we’re now operating from a dedicated warehouse in Penrose and have delivered over 80,000 boxes of local food to more than 4,000 Aucklanders.

Ooooby Auckland is wholly owned by Ooooby Ltd along with the hubs in Christchurch and Sydney. Waikato, Tauranga, Taranaki and California hubs are operated under license.

Ooooby Ltd is a for profit company that is 80% owned by the Ooooby Foundation, a charitable trust, which is committed to helping to build 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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