Ever wanted to raid your neighbour's veggie patch? Or maybe you have an orange tree overflowing with more fruit than you'll ever be able to get through. Then Ripe Near Me is just what you need.
The website connects people to fresh produce within their area, whether you are in Bassendean and looking for lemons, live in Hilton and are in need of some extra herbs or are from Landsdale and want to find someone to take your excess strawberries off your hands.
In the Perth area there is a wide variety of fresh produce available at different times of the year but especially a lot of citrus, herbs and chicken eggs.
Once you create an account or log in via one of your social media profiles you can either let people know about the produce you have to offer, or search for what's in your area. After entering your postcode, a map will show icons of different items available, where they are located, whether they are currently ripe or still growing and if they are a free or if a price is charged.
For the items that take your fancy but are listed as still growing, you are able to 'subscribe' to them and receive a notification when they are ripe.
As well as produce grown in people's gardens, there are also icons showing food that has been spotted growing on public land. You might be surprised what you find listed on Ripe Near Me- who knew watercress grew in wetlands around parts of the Swan River?
If you see an item that someone else has grown/produced, you send them a request and wait for a response.
Each listing is unique, so one person might have bags of lemons for you to collect from them, while others might invite you over, point you in the direction of their mulberry tree and wish you luck. So what are you waiting for? Get foraging.