Ripe Near Me is a small startup with an ambitious goal.
founded by Alistair Martin and Helena Martin in Adelaide, Australia – two foodies passionate about local and fresh produce. Particularly the rare and exotic variety!
In winter of 2012 they noticed so many citrus trees scattered about the suburbs full of fruit that nobody was eating. And yet local stores were selling plenty of them – even some that were imported! It just didn’t make sense. So, an idea was born: Why not have a site that allows foodies to connect with growers? Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get all our fresh food from the local neighbourhood?… And so we started on our quest.
Everyone’s produce gets pinned on a searchable, global map for some seriously addictive online foraging! It’s all about community and local food, mapped across the globe. You can find what’s growing in your neighbourhood to get in touch with folks nearby, or see what’s growing on half way around the world.