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1 girl. 6 wheels & a dream.
Hey y'all, I'm Rachel Willis, the owner of The Ripe Juicery.
I've been making juices and smoothies for 20 years for my friends and family, and I have always been passionate about natural living and clean eating. I believe that what we eat, and what we think, affects our well being more than just about anything.
Eat good + think positive = feel great.
In 2016, I found myself increasingly frustrated by the lack of healthy convenient food. It seemed as if everyone I talked to wished that they could eat better and be more healthy, but life is busy, and making good food choices isn't always easy. I had the idea that local folks would benefit from a mobile juice bar as a fast food option. After an incredibly successful Kickstarter campaign,..The Ripe Juicery was born.
Our mission is simple: make it easy and delicious to do something healthy.
We only use 100% natural ingredients to make our juices, smoothies, and bowls. All of our bases are fresh and made in house, and we use organic and non- GMO produce whenever possible. We strongly support local farmers, and will choose Georgia grown first. We use environmentally sustainable packaging and practices because we believe that the way we do business affects our local community and the planet as a whole.
We want The Ripe Juicery to leave each customer, the community, and the Earth a little better because we were here. We are passionate about eating clean, being positive, and doing some good - one cup at a time.
You can find Honey the truck at her regular location across from Adams Park, and also at local food truck events around Metro Atlanta. Honey is available for private parties, school events, corporate office parks, weddings, festivals, and custom events!
2744 Watts Drive NW
Kennesaw, GA 30144
it all started when
At the end of 2015, I found myself in Hawaii packing up my dad’s belongings and handling his last affairs. Three years prior, when he was 58, he was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), When he got that diagnosis he was 20 years older than I was as I packed those boxes. My dad was an adventurer and a risk taker. Nothing made him more proud than proving naysayers wrong when he had an idea, He lived a big full life that I had the chance to see evidence of as I went through boxes of photos and memories.
It made me stop and think: what if I knew I only had 20 more years? What evidence of adventures would I have packed away in boxes? What are the photos I want my son to look at and smile knowing that his mom had lived a big full life? What wild risks will I want to be remembered for taking?
I started 2016 with a heart and a mind that was open for what life had in store for me. I looked deep inside and started to see the things that make me – me. I set my intention on using all the talents, strengths, and interests that are uniquely mine - together to do SOMETHING. I just didn’t know what. But I trusted that it would come to me if I just opened myself to it.
In that space of trusting, The Ripe Juicery came to me like a light bulb and a flash. A mobile juice bar. It made my heart and my head full of excitement. It all made sense - my passion for healthy eating and an organic lifestyle, my love of meeting people and making them feel good, my ability to talk to strangers, my crush on food trucks, my desire to put my energy into promoting something positive in the world, my support of local farming, my obsession with my Vitamix...
I knew I could somehow make all these bubbling thoughts into reality. I just didn’t know how. I decided to throw the idea out there and see how people felt about it in the form of a Kickstarter campaign. I figured if it was a good idea then people would get behind it.
In 45 days, 75 people gave over $13,000 to see The Ripe Juicery grow into a reality. In those 45 days - it was incredibly humbling to experience the gratitude I had for the people who believed in me. Their support propped me up when I felt like the mountain of starting a business was too big to climb. When self doubt would flood my mind, it was knowing that so many people had confidence in me that often made me have no choice but to have confidence in myself.
So when people ask "why" and "how" this all came to be, I know now what the answer is.
My dad’s passing was my why, and the love and support of so many was definitely my how.
It was because of:
Patricia, Imran, Jamie, Dustin, Mimi, Reagan, Callie, Shannon, Jenna, Tracy, Karen, Haley, Lane, Julie, Joe, Kendra, Aaron, Belinda, Jen, Amy, Patti, Katie, Ashley, Amy, Rebecca, Brooke, Lon, Jason, Colleen, Josh, Ellen, David, Hannah, Dawn, Chad, Ken, Bianca, Shari, Tyler, John, Brandon, Shay, Megan, Bruce, Barbara, Gina, Courtney, Porter, Peggy, Brenda, Joseph, Tony, Eric, Steffani, Davis, Pam, Leslie, James, Jennifer, Will, Ritchie, Britney, Tommy, Katie, Rusty, Susan, Ashlea, Julia, Jessica, Shay, Charity, Katrina, the Wester's, Harlequin, Laura
A very special thanks to:
Ryan at Custom Packaging & Products
Matt & Katie at High Stakes Digital
Michael and the guys at Marietta Auto Trim
Patrick and his crew at Greer Automotive Services
Bryan Jordan at The SuperGroup
Patricia Hill and everyone at The Patricia Hill Color Studio
Dr's Bill & Kay Willis, who have generously given this dream an address.
My sister Mimi Hines for her amazing design of the truck and logos. I am so lucky to have this artist in my corner!
Tracy for all her blood sweat and tears.
My Mom and Dad for raising a headstrong little truck-loving-veggie-eater who has the guts to bet on herself.
Last but not least -
Its hard to put into words how thankful I am for all the help, love, and support my husband, Jason, has given during this process.
Thank you, everyone, I simply couldn't have done this without all of you.
We would love to hear from you!