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The Transition Conference is back!

On behalf of Naresh.

After a 3 year gap since our last event at Battersea Arts Centre, the 2015 gathering will bring together delegates from across the worldwide Transition Movement, connecting National Hubs with local Initiatives and celebrating the wonderful achievements and work that have been occurring since we began this journey back in 2006. Our intention for this event is to make an affordable,…


Added by Pete Russell on June 5, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Health Benefits of Organic Produce - By Lisa Banks

The Health Benefits of Organic Produce

You might be wondering what the benefits are of organic food. After all, the produce we supply at Ooooby looks the same as the conventionally-grown fruit and vegetables you find in your local supermarket, so it’s not unreasonable to ask why you should choose our natural and organic …


Added by Pete Russell on August 29, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments

POD Gardening

Subscribe to POD in May and receive two free packets of seed (whilst stocks last).

To qualify for a packet of 'Silverbeet Fordhook Giant' and 'Lettuce Gourmet Salad Blend' simply enter Ooooby as your last name when you subscribe to POD during May. POD will arrange to get seeds to you at the end of the month. …


Added by Pete Russell on April 30, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Have you looked around Ooooby lately?

Hi, just a quick hello to give you a snappy update from Ooooby.

Here are some things that might tickle your fancy.

Local Food delivered to your door.

- Connect with other food gardeners, beekeepers,…


Added by Pete Russell on April 14, 2013 at 9:35pm — No Comments

EAT THIS - The Emerging Food Renaissance.

I propose that over the next 7 years we will be passing through a time of significant change in many areas of our lives.  I trust that we will ultimately see a better world than we have today and I also realise that the transition phase is our most vulnerable and risky time.…


Added by Pete Russell on March 21, 2013 at 3:30pm — 6 Comments

Situation Vacant: Ooooby Transport Coordinator

Our ace Transport Coordinator is moving across the ditch and we need someone with a passion for local food to grab this role! Starting mid-April, this one-day paid position means you are part of the crew getting Ooooby fruit and vegie boxes to our customers. It requires brains and…


Added by Pete Russell on March 2, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Thank You Deloitte

Last week Ooooby was given a wonderful opportunity to plug into the bright young minds of 90 freshly minted university graduates during their induction to the fray of sharp thinkers at …


Added by Pete Russell on February 22, 2013 at 6:02pm — No Comments

POPdining meets Ooooby

Roll up, roll up.  We have an Ooooby POP Dining event happening on the Friday the 8th of Feb.

7pm at Crave Cafe - 25 Mcdonald St, Morningside, Auckland

$45 per person

Menu and details …


Added by Pete Russell on January 26, 2013 at 1:00am — No Comments

Half Price Ooooby Box

Vist to claim the offer and enter the promo code QGFRS9 in the sign up process.

Added by Pete Russell on January 9, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

What is Ooooby?

Ooooby is a place to buy and sell local food and connect with over 6000 food growers from backyard gardeners to farmers.

To buy and sell food go to this…


Added by Pete Russell on January 7, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Where's the Money Honey?

Some of you may be aware that Ooooby is a social business.  This means that our main reason for being in business is to rebuild our local food systems for the benefit of the society we live in. This does not mean that we are a volunteer organisation. Everyone at Ooooby gets paid market rates for their time and expertise.

Ooooby is also a not-for-profit…


Added by Pete Russell on November 20, 2012 at 11:48am — 2 Comments

Ooooby Potluck Picnic

Ooooby Potluck Picnic

Sunday 2nd Dec,

Cornwall Park, One Tree Hill, Auckland

Midday until 3ish


Bring a basket of food and bevs (as local as possible)

along with fun park things…


Added by Pete Russell on November 5, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Situation Vacant: Marketing Executive

Situation Vacant: Marketing Executive


Ooooby has enjoyed steady growth as an online local food market from its humble beginnings 2 years ago.

Today we have strong operating capabilities and now we are ready to scale.


We're looking for someone who lives and breathes marketing with a successful…


Added by Pete Russell on October 18, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Local Food Revolution at the Healthy Living Show

At 10.30am on Friday the 2nd of November Ooooby founder Pete Russell will talking about his experience of the Local Food Revolution at the Healthy Living Show in Auckland.  Ooooby began almost 4 years ago in response to the major problems that we are facing due…


Added by Pete Russell on October 13, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Have You Lost the PLOT?

I was out in the garden this morning, something I do way too little of, and it struck me how my mind was able to relax into curiosities and observations of the nature occurring at my fingertips.  From noticing the intricate web of weed roots to the bold beauty of a springtime flower in full bloom.  My inner commentary turned its attention to the granularity…


Added by Pete Russell on October 5, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Almost Ooooby TEDx Talk

Having been invited to present at the TEDx Conference this Saturday the 6th of October, I put together a 5 minute talk about 'How Local is the Future of Food.'

Unfortunately my trip overseas to see family overlapped the preparation time for the speakers. Alas, I wasn't able to…


Added by Pete Russell on October 1, 2012 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Time to go inside Tom and Bill. Dinner's ready.

Our dear friends Tom and Bill from the header bar of Ooooby have been standing around and chatting for almost 4 years now without as much as a cup of tea.

It's time to go inside and have a good sit down gentlemen.  Looking forward to seeing you again…

Added by Pete Russell on August 6, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Ooooby Box

The Ooooby Box is a local food home delivery service with more than 200 customers around Auckland.

You can sell your homegrown food to these customers from your doorstep.  We pick up from you.

It's a great way to make some extra pocket money AND you get to spend more time in the garden. :-)

Just email Lisa at to find out…


Added by Pete Russell on August 6, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments


Our friends at Trade Tested have kindly offered to give a FREE Greenhouse to a

lucky Ooooby Member.


So, here's the catch.  The next 50 people to sign up for…


Added by Pete Russell on August 4, 2012 at 1:30am — 3 Comments

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