Food Commons Fresno is hoping to build healthier communities by expanding its operations

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Box by box, an assembly line is ensuring the San Joaquin Valley not only appreciates its bounty but embraces a nutritious lifestyle. (KFSN)

Box by box, an assembly line is ensuring the San Joaquin Valley not only appreciates its bounty but embraces a nutritious lifestyle.

Eric de Jong, with OOOOBY Sales and Outreach, said, "Fresh local certified organic fruits and vegetables that get delivered to your neighborhood."

OOOOBY, Which stands for "Out Of Our Own Back Yard" is just that-- produce from close to 40 growers throughout our region.

The delivery service through Food Commons Fresno brings locally grown produce to subscribers at 28 drop sites in weekly or two-week intervals.

De Jong said, "There's no reason that the most agriculturally productive region arguably in the world that we shouldn't be enjoying the food that's grown here."

Since its inception, Food Commons Fresno has aimed to promote health, stewardship, and economic development by making local food available and affordable to the area. After three years they hope to expand their farming, food distribution, and retail with a new hub.

The proposed hub will sit on two acres at California and Fruit-- with the option to expand.

"That hub will house a distribution center a retail store," said Blong Lee, DPO manager.

The land surrounding the facility will be used to grow fruits and vegetables as well. The company is hoping people will take advantage of their new investment opportunity in the form of a DPO.

Lee said, "It's not just impacting their health its impacting their wealth."

The $4.5-million raised will be used to grow and sustain existing operations with the majority aimed at the hub.

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