Several organizations in the area are collaborating on ripeCommunity, a shared directory of food businesses serving the community during the COVID-19 crisis. The ripeCommunity directory is free, easy to use, and aggregates restaurants, farms, grocery stores, beverage, etc., all in one place. Businesses can update their own profiles which means up to date info on hours, products, ordering instructions, and food safety precautions.

For food businesses: Create an account with an email address and a password. The process is pretty simple but if it’s helpful there’s a short instructional video¬†here.

For consumers: No profile required, just search by your zip code and products you are looking for to find food businesses near you.

This product is being developed by ripe.io and has been launched here in Delaware County with the support of Pure Catskills, WAC, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, Great Western Catskills, Rural Food and Health Network, Delaware County Cooperative Extension and CADE.