Get Real Food, the new kid on the block

Get Real Food, the new kid on the block

Yes, there’s a new kid on the block! If you missed this week’s sneak peek, or want to know more about Get Real Food, read on.  Those crazy days a little bit less crazy Get Real Food came about from sheer frustration, a love of food and two sisters constantly dreaming of new and exciting ideas. Being busy mums Melissa and Anna both experiencing the challenges of having a ‘fussy eater’ made meal times quite hectic and tiresome. Disappointed with the lack of healthy convenient food available they started cooking and testing on their own “test subjects”. Get Real Food can make those crazy days a little bit less crazy. After testing and experimenting, Melissa and Anne are so ecstatic with the results that they wanted to make their products available to all the busy parents out there needing a healthy convenient option for their family. They know first-hand how challenging some days can be to come home and cook a nutritious meal for the family.  Ingredients All products are made with as many allergy friendly ingredients as possible from local and free range suppliers. Melissa and Anne are determined to keep the range as healthy and real as possible, staying away from nasties like refined sugars, bad fats, preservatives, artificial flavours and colours.  Excited? Try the Tomato Sauce, BBQ Sauce or their Combo Pack...
What’s in an Ooooby box?

What’s in an Ooooby box?

We get this question quite often, but the answer is not as simple as it may seem! As we offer more than one type of box in different sizes of which the contents change every week, the weight and volume of the boxes also changes weekly. With the passing seasons the boxes contain what is best to eat right now, bringing you back in touch again with the seasonality of truly local food and part of the Ooooby excitement. Also, while leafy greens add more volume but less weight to the mix, root veggies like carrots and kumara weigh more but take up less space again.  The only thing that stays constant every week however is the value of the produce you receive. Each box always holds an amount of produce to the value of that box, which simplifies your weekly food budgeting.  Each week we will let you know what is in the box with a Sneak Peek email. This allows you to request (up to three) exclusions and replacements, add additional items to your order (fresh produce or local artisan groceries) and do some meal planning in advance.  In the Auckland Ooooby hub you can choose between the Lil or Big Organic Mix Box, the Lil or Big Mix Box and the Organic Fruit and Organic Veg Box. You can also build your own Ooooby box, how that exactly works is explained in detail here.  To give you a bit of an idea and help you make the right choice for your family, here is what each box held in an average week in spring: Lil Organic Mix...
How to build your own Ooooby Box

How to build your own Ooooby Box

As an Ooooby customer you can now build your own box! For just a small packing fee we will fill your box with any of the available produce items*. Just watch this quick video or read on to see how it works.  How it works When you receive your weekly Sneak Peek email just click on the link to your Ooooby dashboard and scroll down to see the full variety of fresh produce available for you that week. Simply select the items you want. Don’t worry about the total amount yet, we will remove the standard box from your order in a second. Just pick and choose what you like, making sure you select at least the minimum produce order amount for your box.      When you’re done selecting just press the “Create Custom Box”  button at the top.     This will remove your standard box from your order and replace it with your custom box.     You are still free to make any adjustments after this, but always make sure you have the minimum order amount of fresh produce in your box, otherwise the system won’t be able to save your order.      F.A.Q. What if I don’t see any fresh produce in my dashboard? The fresh produce is only available in your dashboard from the moment the Sneak Peek goes out until the order cut-off the following morning. If you are between this order window and still don’t see the fresh produce, your account might not be active for the coming week. In that case make sure your account is active or contact us if you are...
New Box Names

New Box Names

Starting this week most of our boxes have received a different name. Don’t worry, we didn’t change the goodness in them, we just wanted to make it easier to pick the right kind and size of box for you. Check out the box names in the table below. Is it big or small? We now have two Lil’ boxes, either with organic only or a mix of conventional and organic, and two Big boxes. Are you getting a Lil’ Mix box at the moment, but would like to try a bit more produce? Go for the Big Mix Box! Is it only organic? We give you the choice to have us supply you with organic produce (certified and self-certified), or mix in some great local spray-free and conventionally-grown produce. Veggies or fruit? The mix boxes contain both veggies and fruit, but if you prefer to receive only veggies or only fruit, go for those boxes!  A few tips At Ooooby we really want our boxes to fit your life! Did you know for example that: You can easily change the box you receive by logging in your Ooooby dashboard and clicking on “Edit” next to your box type You can receive your box every fortnight as well, or switch it up and receive a different box every other week You can also receive the add-ons either once-off, with every delivery, or with every second delivery You pause or stop your order in your dashboard, for holidays or just weeks you won’t be going through the produce as fast Please let us know if you need any help adjusting your order, and any feedback, comments or...