OOOOBY- Out of Our Own Backyards is like a farmers market at your doorstep. Get weekly deliveries of fresh, local & organic produce to your neighborhood and support local farmers. Box sizes available to fit every household.
T&D Willey Farms CSA begins new chapter
Coverage of the launch
Organic pioneers pass the baton to Food Commons Fresno
(Fresno, CA) Hundreds of Valley families committed to Community Supported Agriculture with T&D Willey Farms will continue to receive their weekly box of organic local produce under a new banner: Ooooby (“Out of Our Own Backyards”), operated by Food Commons Fresno, a nonprofit trust and community benefit corporation.
The new enterprise will continue to deliver the highest quality fresh produce from T&D Willey Farms and other local growers, with convenient online ordering tools and new features like custom selections and “at your doorstep” delivery rolling out in coming months.
Operating out of its new community food hub in the South Tower neighborhood, Ooooby marks a first step by Food Commons Fresno toward building local food system infrastructure that will bring the highest quality food, customer happiness, and meaningful employment to the Fresno region.
Tom and Denesse Willey continue to operate their 75-acre organic farm in Madera and be a major supplier of the contents of the Ooooby box along with a growing list of other local farms. “Desiring to perpetuate and further elaborate the local farm to family network our CSA initiated, we have decided to collaborate with the new, visionary, community-based organization Food Commons Fresno,” Tom and Denesse noted in a letter to their customers explaining the transition. As a measure of their commitment to the new venture’s success, the Willeys sold their CSA to Food Commons Fresno at half its appraised value, gifting the other half to support Food Commons’ vision and mission.
This launch would not be possible without the support of the Fresno Regional Foundation, Fresno Business Council, Fresno Metro Ministry, City of Fresno, California Department of Food and Agriculture and many other funders, local food advocates, and local businesses.
Check out the Ooooby Fresno website and sign up today!