Eat your neigh­bours’ fruit

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Ever get the urge to steal your neigh­bours’ fruit? Now you may not have to.

A new food for­ag­ing web­site ‘Ripe Near Me’ has users sign up and dis­play their back­yard wares on an in­ter­ac­tive map to sell, swap or give away. The web­site aims to re­duce food waste, en­cour­age stronger links be­tween pro­duc­ers and con­sumers and even­tu­ally “get a good per­cent­age of your diet from your own neigh­bour­hood.” Users can also ‘subscribe’ to a par­tic­u­lar crop, for ex­am­ple a lo­cal or­ange tree, and re­ceive an email when the fruit is ripe for the pick­ing. Join the fun at ripe­n­

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