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In The Press

We hope you will find all the information you need below but please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more or to arrange an interview with Ripe Founder, Becky Balderstone.

Ripe Quick Facts

  • Ripe was established in July 2011 by Becky Balderstone to address the increasing demand in the UAE for seasonal, local and organic fresh produce
  • Ripe provides UAE residents with a choice of weekly seasonal fresh produce boxes
  • Ordered online for home delivery or your Ripe boxes can be collected from one of the established neighbourhood collection points. 
  • Ripe Organise weekly Farmer's Market's across the UAE. Ripe Markets are all about community and supporting local  businesses.
  • Ripe provides weekly recipe ideas in addition to the online Ripe Recipe section in order to educate and encourage Ripe’s customers to get experiment with new foods and ideas
  • Ripe also works closely with a nutritionist who is on hand to support Ripe customers make healthy nutrition and lifestyle choices for themselves and their families
  • Ripe handpicks all the farms it works with.  All are regional and selected by their use of organic farming techniques
  • For much of the year, the produce is grown in wide, open fields.  Only during the hot summer months is produce grown in greenhouses
  • The whole idea behind seasonal boxes is that the produce changes throughout the year, depending on what is in season
  • Ripe has also grown and has established our very own Farm Shop in April 2012.
  • Ripe provides Corporate Orders as well and will soon introduce Farm visits so customers can see first-hand where and how the produce is grown

If you would like to use any of the below images, we would be grateful if you can credit them to Ripe!

Becky Balderstone
Ripe Founder
050 5512517


21 February
The RIPE BOX is a fantastic idea. Local, seasonal and fresh products are something which everybody should aim to stock their fridges with. Although today’s global marketplace allows us to buy foods grown virtually anywhere in the world all...
12 February
You are what you eat, and in 2012 you should aim to eat fresh, clean, local produce. The cooler months are fantastic for crops, with dedicated UAE farmers growing top quality fruit and veg. Dubai’s weekly Ripe farmers’ market...
08 February
What is the idea behind Ripe? 
UAE-resident Becky Balderstone, has long been a fan of the weekly deliveries of fruits and vegetables from local farms in her native UK.  On moving to Dubai, she struggled to...
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