Fruit and Vege / CSA box
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OOOOBY now offer an organic only box, so this week we’re giving it a test drive. The original box that we usually get is 100% local but not 100% organic.

This week our CSA box included:


  • Half a Crown Pumpkin
  • 1 Broccoli
  • 1 bunch of Silverbeet
  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 Fancy Lettuce


  • 8 Gold Kiwifruit
  • 7 Fuji Apples
  • 4 Navel Oranges
  • 1 Lime

Add Ons

  • Apple Juice 2L
  • Wild Wheat Ciabatta

The most interesting thing in the box:

Colourful carrots.

Menu 9

  • Pumpkin* soup with bacon bits and garlic parmesan croutons (made with ciabatta*)
  • Cheeseburgers with lime* guacamole*, egg, fancy lettuce* and onion served with oven baked fries
  • Salad with yellow and purple carrot*, fancy lettuce, boiled egg, olives, ham, chick peas
  • Parmesan bagels with avocado* and cream cheese
  • Buttery Golden Pan-Fried Flounder with sauteed silverbeet* and mashed potatoes
  • Steak stir fry with broccoli*, onion, garlic and carrots*. Served on noodles
  • Mini quiche with egg, broccoli*, silverbeet* and ham
  • Roast chicken with pumpkin*, potatoes, onion and garlic. Served with rainbow carrot* salad.
  • Fruit salad* with yoghurt
  • Apple* and gold kiwi* pastries with ice cream

* CSA from this week or previous week

CSA Link Party

I regularly join a CSA box link party. A link party is a weekly or monthly round up of relevant blog links in one handy place. Anyone can submit their posts and if you are interested in CSA and what see what other people around the world are getting each week in their boxes, have a look at the What’s In The Box over at the blog In Her Chucks.

About CSA and OOOOBY

For those new to the concept, CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture. This concept allows onsumers buy subscriptions or shares for a set amount of time in return for a weekly box of locally grown produce. Produce can come from from local farms, micro-growers, yours and your neighbour’s backyards, community gardens and organic farms. You join either as a consumer or a grower or both. Some growers swap produce for shares and others deliver or pack so it can be a engaging, social way of sharing food.

CSA is relatively new here in New Zealand and there are only a handful of companies/groups offering it. Price was always going to be a factor for me and the cute name and good looking design of OOOOBY really appeals to me.

I am not affiliated with OOOOBY and we pay for our box and add-ons with our own hard earned money. This is a review, not an ad, but if you would like to join OOOOBY, contact me about their their refer-a-friend scheme. It takes supporters for these kinds of ideas to flourish and they have a ways to go yet. Find out more about the concept at their website

Read my other posts about CSA here.


        • We have Maori purple potatoes here. But if you boil them all the purple leeches out. We also have purple fleshed kumara (sweet potato) that is so dark purple that it cooks up almost black. Great mashed with white potatoes if you want a vibrant purple. The purple carrots were only purple skinned. The inside of the carrots were yellow.

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