Ooooby Stall Holders


Ooooby Stall Holders

If you're interested in starting an Ooooby Stall in your local area, join this group and we'll let you know what you can do to get the ball rolling.

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Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2015


You are simply expressing an interest in possibly starting an Ooooby Stall in your local area.


To get a good idea of how it works, come and have a look at our stall at 56 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn.  Tuesdays from 2.30pm - 6.30pm.

How does it work?

You may start with as small as an Ooooby Stall at your local market before developing it into an appropriate scale retail outlet for your region.

You will need to be willing and able to fund the start-up costs and manage the growth of your Ooooby Enterprise to its full potential.

If you are interested in growing food for your local Ooooby Stall join the Stall Growers group.

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Comment by Helen Dew on June 10, 2010 at 10:17pm
When Project Lyttelton started a ‘Farmers Market’ about 5 years ago they got underway before creating a charter. While an effort was made to source food produced locally exceptions were made in order to supply the range of food local people wanted to buy.

A labelling system shows whether the food is sourced locally, made by the stallholder, grown by the producer and whether packaging materials are environmentally friendly.

Since the Lyttelton market is a hybrid rather than a true Farmers Market I understand they have been granted ‘associate’ membership of the Farmers Market Assn.

A craft market, run by a separate organisation, is held in conjunction with the ‘Farmers Market’.

The markets are held at the local school, attracting crowds of 2 – 3,000 weekly.
Comment by Pete Russell on June 10, 2010 at 10:04pm
Thanks for your question Fern. Ooooby is similar to a collective or co-op, so if these concepts are not permitted then it is likely that an Ooooby stall would also be prevented from that market. I suppose another way is to set up an Ooooby stall in a different location where there is regular foot traffic.
Comment by Fern Rainbow on June 10, 2010 at 8:12pm
The local market in Apollo Bay is similar to Natalie & Daryl's comments about their market in Upper Hutt. You can only sell what you grow yourself. Collectives and CO-OPs (I've been told) are not allowed either. These rules have been in place since the local market started in the late 1970's. So my collective local food swap stall idea was halted after attempting to get it going in 2005. How would Ooooby be able to get around this?
Comment by Wendy on June 3, 2010 at 11:57am
weve been stall holders at Priongia and Tamahere Markets - when we migrate south I would be keen to join/ start an Ooooby Stall there.. will wait til all systems are go and look into the regulations at these markets in the meantime.
Comment by Pete Russell on June 1, 2010 at 7:03am
Hi Helen. Great that you could join us here. As soon as we're ready with finalising our systems I'll let you know. I am chomping at the bit to roll out more stalls and the last thing I want to do is deliver a half baked concept. Stay tuned.
Comment by Helen Dew on June 1, 2010 at 1:07am
There is the possiblity of a market group starting in Carterton later this year. I'd like to share information about what's involved with locals soon, so that it can get off to a good start when the time comes.
Comment by Stephanie Lynch on May 25, 2010 at 10:22pm
I've been thinking about this for the hamilton farmers market but think we will have the same problem as Upper Hutt. I will check it out at our next trust meeting though. It has been in the back of my mind for a while and just need to get the ball rolling. Will let you know how we get on.
Comment by Nicki Dunn on May 25, 2010 at 9:51pm
Ooooby is slowly growing in Christchurch.. Lurking for the mainland
Comment by Natalie & Daryl on May 3, 2010 at 9:49am
We have a Farmers Market here in Upper Hutt and they told me you can only sell what you have grown yourself (FARMERS market...) - unless you form a (growers) CO-OP in which case we could sell on behalf. Sounds a bit complicated - anyone come across this before?
Comment by Dirt Doctor Jacob&Hana on April 21, 2010 at 8:35am
Yes! Wellington we need this! (well so does everywhere)

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