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 Box ~ 2-3 people, fruit & veg, all organic

Lettuce: Cos (1 each)
Onion: Brown (700g)
Silverbeet (350g)
Potato: Nadine (1kg)
Coriander (1 each)
Asparagus (300g)
Avocado (1 each)
Apple: Braeburn (1kg)
Kiwifruit: Gold (600g)

Big Organic Mix Box ~ 3-5 people, fruit & veg, all organic

Fennel (1 each)
Asparagus (300g)
Kale: Cavolo Nero (1 each)
Spinach (300g)
Lettuce: Cos (1 each)
Onion: Brown (700g)
Avocado (1 each)
Potato: Nadine (1kg)
Beetroot: Baby (300g)
Kumara: Gold (500g)
Apple: Braeburn or Fuji (1kg)
Tangelo (800g)
Kiwifruit: Gold (600g)

Lil Mix Box ~ 2-3 people, fruit & veg, 50/50 organic & conventional

Asparagus (400g)
Eggplant (1 each)
Capsicum: Red (1 each)
Coriander (1 each)
Spinach (250g)
Potato: Nadine (1kg)
Cauliflower (1 each)
Apple: Pink Lady (1kg)
Lemonade (500g)
Kiwifruit: Green (500g)

Big Mix Box ~ 3-5 people, fruit & veg, 50/50 organic & conventional

Celery (1 bunch)
Dill (1 each)
Kale: Red Russian (300g)
Potato: Red (1kg)
Lemon: Meyer (1kg)
Onion (1kg)
Broccoli (1 each)
Asparagus (300g)
Eggplant (2 each)
Capsicum: Red (2 each)
Apple: Pink Lady (1.5kg)
Kiwifruit: Green (500g)
Orange (1kg)

Organic Fruit Box ~ 3-4 people, only fruit, all organic

Banana (2kg)
Tangelo (1.5kg)
Kiwifruit: Gold (1kg)
Apple: Braeburn (1.8kg)
Kiwifruit: Green (1kg)

Organic Veg Box ~ 2-4 people, only vegetables, all organic

Chard: Rainbow (300g)
Asparagus (300g)
Lettuce: Cos (1 each)
Potato: Nadine (1kg)
Celery (1 bunch)
Dill (1 each)
Spinach (250g)
Onion: Brown (700g)
Broccoli (1 each)

Each week you have the option to exclude up to three items from the standard list, and even suggest what you would like to have in return. Items that you never want to receive can go on your permanent “no-thanks” list, for automatic exclusion and replacement. So no worries if you are growing something in your own backyard, or the kids will never eat a certain veggie, you can adjust the box to your needs each week!

Sign up here to get your own Ooooby box or contact us if you still have any questions, we love hearing from you 🙂

0800 66 66 29 or auckland@ooooby.com