Apptika Inc. Expands Farmers Market Finder App To 3,100+ U.S. Farmers Markets And Adds New 'Open Market' Locator Feature

Top Quote Fresh food lovers and locavores can now easily locate farmers markets, U-pick farms, farmstands and CSAs (community supported agricultre) using the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 04, 2010 - In the Apple iTunes Store now! Apptika Inc. has just released a new version of its popular Farmers Market Finder app which now includes over 3,100 U.S. farmers markets, u-pick farms/farmstands and CSAs (community supported agriculture).

    Responding to user requests for an "open market" feature, the updated app now displays open markets (day of) in green, both in list format and on the map. Favorites are displayed in red.

    Within days of the Farmers Market Finder being released, Apple featured the app in its "New and Noteworthy" section on the iTunes Store.

    What separates Apptika's Farmers Market Finder app from all the others is the authoritative source information within the app which comes directly from municipal, county, state, federal government and other non-profit market organizers. If you have ever relied on an app with user-provided content and reviews, then you have likely experienced incomplete, contradictory, or just plain wrong information. With Apptika's Farmers Market Finder app, if there is ever any question about what is going on at a particular farmers market, farm/farmstand or CSA, the Web site, telephone and/or email contact information is included in the app.

    Apptika's Farmers Market Finder app provides an accurate and comprehensive listing of farmers markets, farms/farmstands and CSAs with:

    * Address and location description
    * Open markets (day of) displayed in green in both the list and on the map.
    * Amenities (i.e. fruit, veggies, meat, bakery, prepared foods, etc)
    * Months/days/hours of operation
    * Web site, phone and/or email contact information, if available
    * Special information, when available, such as parking, winter hours, and
    'rain or shine' info
    * Ability to save to Favorites.

    The app has a built-in interactive map that utilizes geolocation to:

    * Locate the farmers markets closest to your location
    * Browse an entire state, county or metropolitan area
    * Get turn-by-turn directions

    The Farmers Market Finder app was also built to take advantage of the large iPad display.

    "With Americans realizing the benefits of eating healthy, locally-grown food, it's no wonder this is a popular app for iPhone/iPad/iPod users," said Greg Garten, one of the founders of Apptika. "The USDA just updated its farmers market directory, but the content doesn't compare to the accuracy and the state-by-state quantity of our individually researched farmers markets."

    "Besides helping to keep the carbon footprint down on food transportation, another aspect of the 'Eat Local' food movement is just starting to gain the attention of state legislators: keeping food dollars within state boundaries while supporting local farmers. With Apptika's new Farmers Market Finder app, finding local food every day of the week is just a couple clicks away," explained Garten.

    Apptika's Farmers Market Finder app ranges in price from free for Santa Clara County to $4.99 for individual states. States currently available are California,, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The entire U.S. collection (currently 3,100+ farmers markets, farms/farmstands and CSAs) is $9.99. Additional states are being added. The app is available online at or at the iTunes Store (search: Apptika).

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