A delicious and nutritious fruit and vegetable smoothie recipe

A great way to use fruits and vegetables is in smoothies. Not only are there lots of different recipes available, they are super easy to make, taste great and thanks to the ingredients used, are very nutritious. Here’s a simple on using seasonal produce that you might get in your Ooooby box in June.

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Bananas! Local?

While the most ardent locavores might choose to not have bananas in their Ooooby box, the reality is that Kiwi’s like ’em. Did you know we import more bananas per head of population than almost any other nation (maybe something they give us that’s missing in our soil – I don’t know). So in the early days we polled our Ooooby customers to see if they wanted bananas in their boxes, and …

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Building a new food system

This is not an overnight change but in time and together, we can pull food production back closer to home, where it’s grown by people you can meet and shake hands with. This is a positive disruption with a goal of producing an abundance of nutrient-dense food to keep you, your family and your community healthy and strong.

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How to get the Ooooby box you want

When you sign up for Ooooby boxes, you will get access to your own Ooooby dashboard, from where you can adjust your orders 24/7. Each week that you have an Ooooby box coming, you will also be sent a “Sneak Peek” email. This will let you know what is planned for your upcoming box, what news or cool product we have on offer and finally what options you have to customise your order that week. You have several options to make sure you receive the Ooooby box that is best suited for you:

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Grow with Ooooby

Ooooby is building a community of discerning customers who greatly value knowing where their food comes and how it has been grown. They want high-quality, nutrient-dense, locally-sourced produce, and they trust us to find it for them. Ooooby exists to make local food easy and fair for these customers, and many more like them. We’re working to deliver great produce to our customers in towns and cities across New Zealand, Australia, and even California. The relationships each local hub has with its growers is central to how we operate. We want to work with and support smaller growers, and especially those using regenerative, sustainable farming methods.

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Could urban farms be the preschools of the future?

Is it ever too early to start teaching children where their food comes from? This preschool (and we at Ooooby!) don’t think so. In an age where many young Western children are well-acquainted not only with televisions but also with iPads and mobile phone apps, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the next generation of children are less engaged with nature than ever before. The video-game era has meant less time outdoors and more time in front of computer screens and televisions, but one group of Italian and Dutch architects is hoping to change that. Their proposal, titled “Nursery Fields Forever”, won this year’s AWR International Ideas Competition (the challenge was to design a novel nursery school model for London). Instead of classrooms, the school would feature open spaces where vegetables could be cultivated and animals could roam freely. The buildings would be surrounded by livestock pens and garden plots, and in addition to practicing sustainable farming, the 4- and 5-year-olds would also be introduced to the concept of renewable energy through wind turbines and solar panels located on the school grounds. “The dominant preschool system keeps children in classrooms, where plants barely peek out from the window, and animals are only visible in places like zoos”, said Jonathan Lazar, one of the architects. “The absence of direct experience has completely misled children’s perception of the world and of its most basic processes. It’s not rare to find children who ignore that the milk they drink comes from cows or that beans don’t sprout in cans.” Urban settings especially, Lazar says, obscure natural processes that are fundamental to our... read more

Why we’re starting an Ooooby Hub In Christchurch

Since we began, a little over two years ago, we’ve been talking with Ooooby about how they have been developing their service. Earlier this year, the team at Garden City 2.0 realised that so many of the operational processes we need for the crew, along with features we want to offer customers, have already been built into the Ooooby software and systems – so it made perfect sense to form a new partnership here in Christchurch.

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We have been working closely with Bailey and Ashvin to transition the Garden City 2.0 food box delivery into the new Ooooby Christchurch hub. Keep coming back for updates. Or call us on 0800-OOOOBY
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