Ripe for the Taking
Introducing RIPE, a company passionate about fresh, healthy and local produce, a company intent on spreading the benefits of going organic. It’s all about getting back to basics by growing local, eating local and supporting local. RIPE aims to provide you with organic fruit and vegetables that are local, fresh, tasty and affordable.
What is RIPE?
RIPE was established to promote healthy eating amongst UAE residents by providing easy access to fresh produce. RIPE are proud to support local farms in the region. For much of the year, all of RIPE’s organic produce is grown in beautiful desert fields. Surprisingly for this climate, a vast selection of tasty fruit and vegetables can be grown and RIPE guarantee that once tried, you will never look back!
Where is RIPE?
• RIPE boxes can be ordered online delivered to your home or collected from various collection points across Dubai.
• You can also visit RIPE Farmers Markets in Zabeel Park and Sharjah
Visit the RIPE website and sign up to their Newsletter to be kept up to date!
You can choose from different boxes; Vegetable, Fruit, Salad or Kids. All are available in Small and Large Sizes. Each week, they will include a RIPE Recipe in your box so you can get creative in your kitchen!
The Ripe Food & Craft Market – every Friday starting 10th October in Zabeel Park Gate 1 from 9am to 2pm
Ripe Pop Up Market – every Monday at Jones the Grocers, Al Raha Gardens – coming soon
Ripe Food & Craft Market – every Saturday, Al Majaz Waterfront 9am – 2pm – coming soon
Who is RIPE?
Once upon a time, Ripe founder, Becky Balderstone, realised that she couldn’t source seasonal, organic and local fresh produce boxes in the UAE like those in the UK and elsewhere. It was then that the Ripe seed was first planted!
Many months later, the concept of Ripe’s Boxes was born … it’s a simple idea. We selected a number of farms throughout the region who followed the strictest of organic practices and then put their produce under the all-important taste-test. The produce that goes into Ripe Boxes is picked within a few days of being in your hands, which makes it not only nutritious and delicious but also the freshest produce you’ll find here.
Ripe boxes went down such a treat that the company has fast grown since it’s launch in the summer of 2011. We now have a number of weekly Food & Craft markets in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, a gorgeous little Ripe Farm Shop in the heart of Dubai and we love having an active role in regular community events.
As for Ripe Boxes, you can purchase these at our markets, in our shop and also order online for home delivery or collection from a community collection point.
Ripe is a passionate company with a small but dedicated team handpicked because we love what they do. We aim to promote healthy eating amongst UAE residents by providing easy access to the best and freshest produce. We also play a rich role in the community … supporting local farms and promoting local agriculture.
We don’t think of ourselves as just a fruit & veg company. We’re about great food made with the best ingredients, about friends & family, about fun & festivity, about community living, about health & wellbeing, about adopting more sustainable habits and about supporting local farmers and other local artisans. That’s Ripe!