The owners Robert and Shannon Auton believe there is a place for quality organic products in a competitive food market, where quality, taste and health are important to the consumer. They are continuing to develop the “oob” brand here in New Zealand and offshore.
The orchard performs two quite distinct roles:
Producing organic fresh and frozen Blueberries and Strawberries for domestic and export markets, as well as manufacturing organic Ice cream, Sorbet and Juice for retail.
Blueberries are one of natures antioxidant powerhouses. The Blueberry has more antioxidant power than almost any other food, including greater than that of Kale and Broccoli. The Blueberry also scores highly on the Orac Index. Blueberries are a natural protector against heart, brain, eye, and age related maledies. Half a cup of Blueberries a day packs the antioxidant punch of 5+ a day of other fruits and vegetables. With a variety of uses, your daily dose of Blueberry goodness can easily be obtained in the fresh or frozen form. The sweet tartness of the summertime Blueberry makes them an ideal snack to be gobbled up, or an addition to almost any meal.
Buying organic is just a simple step toward a healthier and more delicious way of life. Organic food is prepared or grown without use of harsh chemicals or pesticides. Links to cancer and common health problems that are seen everyday can be attributed to eating these chemicals. Organic fruit is likely to be higher in vitamins and minerals as the fruit has not been drained of their goodness through the use of chemicals or genetic engineering. Oob plants are fertilised using organic chicken manure and left to the natural wonders of sunny Omaha. Oob Blueberries, Strawberries, Juice, Ice Cream and Sorbet are Asurequality Organic Certified.