Growing and selling home grown produce is a great way to make more money!
RipeNear.Me makes it easy to find buyers for your produce, and saves you the hassle and costs of setting up a market stall.
Contribute and Socialise
With modern technology and a hectic work life we’ve slowly lost touch with the simple joys of contributing to make our world and local communities a better place.
Don't let your excess crops go to waste
Got that crazy tree bursting with so much fruit the branches touch the ground? How about those veggies that have gone wild all over your backyard? Ever said “There’s no way we can eat all that!”?
Don’t let that food go to waste! Share it with the world.
Get more fresh air
Ever wonder why relaxation music features sounds from nature? Theres something soothing and tranquil about connecting with the living world around us.
Most of us forget that there’s nature growing in our own backyard. Head outdoors and plant some veggies - you'll be surprised how good you feel.
Enjoy a fruitful hobby
Growing your own food is incredibly rewarding.
You know what we mean if you’ve ever eaten those first juicy, sweet fruits off your own tree. When all the work of planting and watering culminates in that burst of sugar on your tongue, and the plump flesh oozes juice down your wrists as you munch away.
And sharing your food with others takes your pleasure to a whole new level!
Your own food tastes better - guaranteed
In a world of mass cultivation, global food chains and factory farming, it’s little wonder that our food doesn’t taste like it should.
Major retailers want food that sells well. Pressure is applied to farmers to produce better looking food, that stores for long periods. Taste and nutrition take a back seat.
Proceed with caution: the flavour of hand raised food is addictive.
Better for you
Pressure is mounting on big agriculture to produce more and more per acre, leading to widespread use of artificial fertilizers, chemicals, pesticides and now genetically modified foods.
In your garden, you decide: allow nature to work it’s magic, bugs and all; use organic pest control methods, such as netting and companion planting; or employ the help of chemicals.
Growing your own gives you more control over what goes in your mouth.
Do the world a favour
Local food makes sense for the environment. By the time supermarket food reaches your plate it might have travelled thousands of miles, crosses oceans or flown in planes. In fact, your food is probably better traveled than you are! The carbon footprint of this food contributes pollution and problems that our children will one day have to address.
But local food can be the answer! Be part of the solution, and not the problem.
We need your help
We are brand new, and since we only list produce grown by people like you, there may not be much available in your area yet. We need your help to: