RipeNearMe is brand new and needs your evaluation and maybe participation.
One of our gardening friends shared this with our gardening group and I think it merits its own post. I've got spinach, kale, radish, lettuce, bok choys and my first sugar snap pea flowers and I would bet that some of you have a LOT of this cool weather crops coming in.
Here is Mark Murphy's statement to us, "I thought you all might be interested in Ripe Near Me.. http://www.ripenear.me/
This site lets people post and search for "excess" produce grown in their local community. It appears to be just getting off the ground, but this looks like a wonderful concept if it attracts enough users."
I perused the site and could not find any "gotchas" If you find something, please let us know.
Today there is only one entry for free-range eggs South of Beech Grove and someone in Murfreesboro in the area, but I have a neighbor who is selling free-range and they apparently do not know about it yet. (I'll correct that)
From the website: "You can add as much produce as you can grow, and use our service completely free of charge.", and apparently it is not limited to produce, BUT they want you to be an individual (a family is OK), not a grocery chain or wholesaler.
In other words, they want it to be grown, raised or produced locally. You can charge or you can give it away. They do not collect a fee, but the only way it will take off is if we participate.
By the way, the founders are out of Australia.
Thanks Mark. I don't have enough to share right now, but at some time this season, I bet I will.