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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More Ooooby Taranaki in the news

OOOOBY scheme launches in Taranaki to support local produce growers CATHERINE GROENESTEIN – stuff.co.nz   Ursula Bil-Teitink, left, and Emma Thorp are bringing OOOOBY (Out of our own backyards) to Taranaki, people can order a fresh box filled of fruit and vegetables grown by locals. Two women keen on encouraging local food production have set up a scheme to connect growers with buyers. Ursula Bil-Teitink and Emma Thorp have spent the past few months setting up an OOOOBY (Out Of Our Own Backyards) scheme in Taranaki. From May 25, boxes of fresh, seasonal organic and spray-free vegetables and fruit would be delivered to customers in Oakura and New Plymouth, with other areas being added as demand grew. “The OOOOBY philosophy is all about restoring local food systems,” Bil-Teitink said. In recent decades, New Zealand’s food production had moved from small growers and producers to larger enterprises and a lot of food being imported or transported long distances, she said. Read more . .... read more

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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The word is out – Launching in Taranaki on May 25

Emma Thorp and Ursula Bil-Teitink bring organic food business Ooooby to Taranaki  By YVETTE BATTEN/FAIRFAX NZ Ursula Bil-Teitink wants to restore the local food production system through Ooooby. Ooooby, a business   that links organic food growers and consumers, is coming to Taranaki. Soon there’ll be a hub here, with the first fresh seasonal fruit and vegetable boxes delivered around the region from Wednesday, May 25. “Ooooby is a food movement,” spokeswoman Ursula Bil-Teitink said. “The philosophy is all about restoring local food systems. READ MORE: Kiwis take to organics as the sector goes mainstream “What it’s all about with Ooooby is finding enough local growers who would like to supply to an Ooooby hub. Then the Ooooby hub co-ordinates and organises everything for the boxes. “In Taranaki, we are here to support the growers and hopefully customers are going to support us by buying produce, which comes mainly from this region. If we can’t get it from this region we need to get it from further away.” They aim for the box’s contents to be all organic and spray-free produce. “We always will tell customers,” she said. “The system that Ooooby is doing is very transparent.” Boxes of food, which come in two sizes feeding two to five people, are delivered to customers’ doors. Prices start at $38 and there is flexibility around what produce goes in the boxes. Organisers are also seeking growers. “For the Taranaki region, it’s a challenge to get enough supply in, that’s why we’re talking growers in the Waikato area and the Wanganui area.” Bil-Teitink discovered Ooooby after reading an article about it early last year. Soon she was talking to Ooooby founders. “For me it was... read more

The Taranaki food box delivery is launching from the new Ooooby Taranaki hub on May 25th.

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