Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Ooooby - Out of Auckland's Own Back Yards

Every now and then, we come across a group or company that inspires us. Ooooby is one of those...

Ooooby (or 'Out Of Our Own Back Yards') is an Auckland based social business which connects communities through local food in two ways. 

It's a social networking site for people into homegrown and local food - connecting with others  about gardening tips, seasonal recipes, keeping chickens and bees, preserving and more. It helps members to find others in their neighbourhood growing and eating local food, and organise food bartering days and local meet ups.

The second part of Ooooby is a local food home delivery service. To go one step further toward bringing about the cottage food renaissance, they have set up the Ooooby Box service where they deliver food from local farmers and backyard growers to your doorstep.  It's only available in Auckland so far, but it can only be a matter of time before it grows into other areas.

The lovely folk at Ooooby have given us one of their Family Boxes to give away to one lucky family in Auckland. As the name suggests, this is perfect for a family, containing around eight different items of fruit and veges.

If you would like to win an Ooooby box for your family, or even better, another family you know is in need, just send us an email telling us why you love local, or why you (or they) need a box of Ooooby. The one we think is most deserving, wins. 

Only one condition - delivery is in greater Auckland city only. Draw closes next Friday 29 June at 4pm, and the box will be delivered to the winner the following Tuesday 3 July. 

Check Ooooby out on Facebook, and of course you can sign up for your Ooooby boxes on their website.

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