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A new way to request produce

Submitted by Ripe Near Me on 4th April 2015

We’re super excited to let you know about a huge improvement recently launched on RipeNear.Me. It’s now easier than ever to request produce, and manage the requests you’ve sent and received.

Previously, we used a fairly generic “send message” functionality. It was a little bit stale, and for first time users it was difficult to understand exactly how it worked.

Requests have now been completely overhauled. When you click “Request now” on that fabulous, in-season listing you’ve just found you’ll be greeted with an interface that just makes sense.


A new request


You can adjust the quantity, and if the grower has more than one food ripe you can add others to your request.

What was great about our previous “send message” system was the community and personal feeling. So we made sure we kept that by including the ability to send messages as often as you need/like. You can include a message with your request to really personalise things!


Messages keep it personal and real


When you’re ready, hit “Send request”. We’ll forward an email to the grower, and will keep you up to date on the status.

We’ve also made it really easy to view all of your sent and received listings in one place - the Requests tab.


Requests tab


We hope you love this new request flow as much as we do! To get more details on how it works visit our help section, and as always feel free to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Happy growing and foraging!

Christine Whitesman

I hate having to log in to see a message. I'd like the site much more if when I receive a message from someone, I could just click on the email from you, see it, and reply directly, instead of repeatedly having to log in.

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:19

Ripe Near Me

Hi Christine, Next time you log in click "Remember me" so that your device keeps you logged in. Then you'll be able to access messages directly from the link in the email, without logging in every time :)

Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:38

Daniel Suarez

Would you like to know more about the Antiochian culture? Learn about resource-based economy and ecology? You like to improve your Spanish or speak a foreign language, an exchange cultural and experiential travelers from different countries? If you're thinking about making a different journey and learn more small towns in eastern Antioquia. In our Eco-Farm You can also enjoy a natural environment, perform different field activities, cooperate with a project that is just beginning and aims to learn to develop an EBR, to share experiences with the people of our town and its surroundings; is very important to us that these projects can influence the population, people from different places can come to know our eco-farm, bring their children, they can see animals and see how develops a sustainable economy. We need help in different activities in the field generally conducted in the morning (7.00hs - 11.00hs) and / or afternoon (13hs to 17hs), this is flexible and can vary depending on the weather or order of importance. Some days we work only in the morning and other days work only in the afternoon so the time is reduced to only 2 / 3hrs. We program the activities the night before, work as a team. BUSINESS ACTIVITIES 1) field with the organic production of vegetables: preparing the soil, planting, helping in maintaining and harvesting / collection, helping to create new seed and nursery and then transplanted to the field once this formed the plant, also with feeding the farm animals. 2) In the house, cleaning and cooking, we are like a family and we must maintain order and cleanliness and we must also keep us well fed:) !!! It is essential to creativity, observe, dare to say things, trying new things, we need new contributions of ideas, points of view different from ours, enjoy what we do because we love, and we want you to feel free. Currently the maximum capacity is up to 4 people Volunteers are hosted inside the farm, the room and bathroom are shared with other volunteers. . Each volunteer will receive a set of clean sheets and a blanket when arrives. RULES AND REGULATIONS TO REGISTER: * Coming at least 4 days (more time you spend in the field, the more you learn, sometimes it is difficult to teach and learn many things in a short time, so ask for your patience, we will try to adapt to your travel time and you must adapt us for the time being) SEND US YOUR ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES SO RESERVE YOUR PLACE! * Willingness to collaborate with the activities of 4 hours per day. * Cleanliness and order is essential, you must work out the trash, cleaning the kitchen when you use, cleaning your room, keeping clean the bathroom, etc. * Must bring your toiletries. toilet paper, soap, sunscreen, shampoo, towel, mosquito repellents, laundry soap, toothpaste, etc. * Usually perform together and divide meals, we do shopping together to share food (coffee, milk, bread, fruit, etc). * Respect between volunteers, respect for nature, care for the environment. We adopt seeds, trees and books! We will wait for you!

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 04:29

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Driven by a desire to make a positive change, we aim to make it easy to find, share, swap, buy and sell local and homegrown foods.

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