The Ooooby Tauranga stand at the recent Down to Earth Expo was a great success, with 80 people expressing an interest in becoming an Ooooby customer, being part of the crew, or supplying Ooooby with fresh produce or local artisan food.
The crew are now busy behind the scenes and have set the date for Ooooby Tauranga customer signups to begin in mid January, with the fist Ooooby boxes being delivered on March 8th.
Catherine Dunton-McLeod and Caro Kane have been preparing beds in the big polyhouse and getting them planted.
Catherine Dunton-McLeod of Plenty Permaculture lives on 10 acres and is looking to produce year-round nutrient-dense food for local supply. Using permaculture design and bio-intensive gardening techniques, they are excited to to use the opportunity Ooooby provides, to make the shift from “let’s see what will grow here” gardening, to production gardening and sharing the abundance with the Tauranga community.
Caro Kane was a 60’s child, brought up with a backyard garden full of veggies and fruit. She soon became a Chef, with a love of Organic food. Caro is working with Catherine to grow a variety of natural organic heritage food.
More growers welcome
Lynda Farnworth has been building up a good list of local growers who are getting ready to supply Ooooby Tauranga, and more are welcome, so please drop us a note via firstname.lastname@example.org if you know of others.