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How-To: Quickly Adding Farms & Food Info to Your Photos

We know that the farmers market is a busy place, and we’re often pretty focused on all the great food and our shopping lists while we’re there, so snapping pics of the great food surrounding you shouldn’t take more than a second.

We’ve tried to make the process as easy as possible, while still allowing you to identify which farms and markets your local food is coming from. Lately we’ve come to realize there are a few useful features in the Foodtree app that aren’t obvious to everyone. We’ll try to make it more clear in a future update but for now we want to make sure you’re up to speed on how to quickly use the app in your markets.

Here’s a quick highlight about adding information to your photos in the app for source types and food types.

Step 1.
You’ve taken a photo and the app asks you to add information below the image about the market, producer, and what the food is. Tap on each field to add the information.

Adding sources and food types

Step 2.
For market information, we’ve made it easy because the app will suggest the closest local market to you based on GPS location.

Step 3.
For “Where Is It From?”. This refers to vendor or producer information where you’ve taken the photo. When you tap through a long list of market vendors appears. Rather than scrolling through the list just begin typing in the name and the app will bring up suggestions.

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If you can’t find the name you’re looking for there is also the option to add new information.

Step 4.
“What is it?” refers to the type of food you’ve taken a photo of. As with food source information, on this screen a long list of food types will appear, and again, the list will respond suggestions as you type.

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If you don’t find the food type you’re looking for there is also the option to add something new.

Step 5.
All done!

You’ve added all the information to your photo and shared it with the Foodtree community!

Now everyone nearby knows where to find those early season pears.

If you have any questions let us know, or drop by our Community Support forums.

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