The Backyard Box is helping to rebuild local food economies

We believe that changing the way we produce and distribute food is fundamental to solving the world’s most pressing social and ecological problems.

About The Backyard Box

The Backyard Box offers local, organic produce which supports Canterbury growers. Here in Christchurch its roots go back over 30 years, to when the first local co-op started, later becoming the Do More Good social enterprise.

This new initiative continues the amazing journey of City Produce 2.0 that became Ooooby Christchurch, and is now The Backyard Box. Whew! That's a lot of change, but the mission remains the same - to connect you, the customer, with the best local, organic produce available.

Our customers - both old and new, can expect the same high standard in our weekly boxes. The Backyard box exists to strengthen local communities, local growers and to delight Canterbury with the best artisan fare.

Fair prices for farmers and artisan food producers is vital

We pay our suppliers at least 50% of the retail value for any products we buy in, and when dealing with wholesalers, we check to make sure they pay fair prices to their growers.

The benefits of buying local

Local food supports local economies. Food grown in the local community supports local jobs and encourages variety in our diets. It also requires less transportation, so it's fresher and has a smaller environmental footprint.

Fresher food

Reduced food miles

Support local jobs

Respect for the food system

Fewer preservatives

Better value for money

Reduced packaging

Loving the options of local fresh organic produce and we also love that there are a full range of other staples.

— Marcus H

We've got some great people

Meet some of our committed The Backyard Box crew who work hard to bring you the tastiest local food. If you would like to be part of the team, get in touch.

Get started!

Your first box is only a few clicks away. Get a box of fresh, local food in your kitchen soon, packed with care and supporting your local farmers and artisan producers.