We have already mentioned on our Twitter and Facebook pages (follow us to get the latest news!) that Ripe Now Ltd has been included into this year’s list of a 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain! It is an honor for us as everyone in our big family is working very hard to progress and grow together and of course deliver the best quality products to our customers!
Read about us in FoodChain magazine (page 37) when our Commercial Director Julian Wright shares our thoughts on current and future market position, what we do, where we supply from and much more!
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest (c) Benjamin Franklin
Our experienced Ripening Controller Inita Vigante participated in Fruit Ripening and Ethylene Management Workshop at UC Davis Conference Centre, California in April 2017. A great opportunity to meet new people and learn about the various ripening programs, equipment, storage conditions, ethylene usage and much more. Also Inita had a chance to visit the famous city of San Francisco!
Hygiene is a priority not only for Ripe Now Ltd but also for its suppliers. Each year every single packhouse is audited to ensure quality and safety requirements are met. It is a must to wear a protective clothing during packing to prevent cross contamination. Don’t forget to wash your hands frequently!
Mango harvesting is not as easy process as it seems. When the best fruit has been picked, it should be de-sapped. Mango tree’s sap has a very sticky texture and can damage the skin of a fruit reducing its quality. The sap is majorly released a few minutes after cutting the stem to seal the wound. Just like people’s cuts would be sealed with blood! The fruit would be picked with a long stem and when it’s cut the fruit would be immediately turned upside down to harmlessly remove the excess sap. The wound would be then treated to avoid any fungal disease.
One of the most important part of our business is our suppliers. We maintain great relationship with all of them. It is also important to know the growers as they are the ones who are making sure that mangos are produced healthy and tasty! They are happy to share their techniques of growing and harvesting as well as to feed you with the tastiest mango straight from the tree! Yummy!
The best negotiations are made on a farm! Every year the directors themselves are visiting each mango exporter to discuss the season and the best place to do that is under a mango tree. Each supplier is very proud of their farms as it is a continuous work to improve production. On a background some mangoes are covered with paper- that is to protect them from burning under the sun. That’s how precise the farmers are!
In a small town of Casma on the coast of Pacific ocean there is packhouse which tirelessly selects the best fruit possible to deliver to Ripe Now Ltd. The site meets the strictest UK requirements on safety and quality as well as gives many Casma residents a place to work and develop a carrier. Interestingly the factory is located in the valley where agriculture was present around 3500 BC!