Ripe the Organic Grocer
|Address||Prahran Markets, Shop 7, 163 Commercial Road, South Yarra, Vic, 3141, Australia|
|Phone||03 9804 8606|
At Ripe, we're committed to stocking the best Organic produce grown in Australia. All of our fruit and vegetables are certified, without exception, so you can rest assured that you're getting food that not only tastes great, but is good for you. This commitment to supporting local growers is a step towards a more sustainable future, and we're proud to encourage healthy lifestyles.
Our well stocked shelves have gourmet treats and essential staples from Australia and around the world, certified organic and with an emphasis on whole foods and healthy eating. Choose from a broad range of pastas, oils and dried fruits, freshly baked breads, grains, nuts and everyday essentials.
Organic Wine and Beer
Our stores in Prahran and in Albert Park now stock a fine range of Organic and Biodynamic wines and beer, and we're proud to support organic growers in this evolving industry. We stock a number of vegetarian and vegan wines, as well as a good range of well priced wines that are suitable for casual dining, as well as some beautiful wines perfect for special occasions.
What is Organic Farming?
Organic crops are grown without the use of artificial fertilisers or synthetic chemicals (pesticides/herbicides). Organic standards do not allow any Genetic Modification (GMOs/GE) or food irradiation. Organic Farming methods are dependant on a scientific understanding of ecology and soil science, and use methods such as crop rotation to ensure fertility and help with weed control.
Organic Farmers cultivate a healthy, balanced, living soil from which their crops grow, and they place a strong emphasis on sustainability, nutrition and animal welfare.
The stringent standards required for produce to be "Certified Organic" regulate growing and handling methods at all levels, from the farm to the customer. Organic Certification in Australia is to internationally reognised standards, and quality is assured through annual audits and random checks.
What is Organic in Conversion?
The process of Organic Certification takes at least three years, although after 1 year of compliance to the regulations and methods of organic farming, produce may qualify for "ORGANIC in CONVERSION"
What is Biodynamic Farming?
Biodynamic Farming is an Organic method originally developed by the Agriculturalist and Philosopher Rudolf Steiner. The Biodynamic farmer does not use any chemical pesticides or herbicides, and adheres to the
strict guidelines demanded by the DEMETER Certification. Biodynamic Farmers seek to understand and enhance soil fertility and use special composted preparations to increase plant vitality and crop quality. BioDynamic principles provide the astrological insights to understand weather patterns and lunar cycles for the optimal timing of soil preparation, planting and harvesting.)
|Tuesday||6:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||6:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Friday||6:00 am - 6:00 pm|
|Saturday||6:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|All times are local to the business|
Shipping & Payments
Pick Up Only.The business accepts the following payment methods:
In Store (Cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Or MasterCard)