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Foodtree iPhone app v1.2 – Now With Exciting New Features

We’re really excited to share the latest version of our Foodtree iPhone app, available as always as a free download in the App Store.

In response to user feedback we’ve added exciting new features to make your food photo sharing experience more social and fun. We’ve also expanded into new farmers markets in both Canada and the US.

New Foodtree Cities

If you live in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, or Denver you can use the app to share photos at some of your local farmers markets. If you don’t see your favorite local market in the app just leave a comment or let us know on twitter. We’re adding more markets all the time, but especially as users request them.

New Foodtree Features

And now for the best part of Foodtree app v1.2 – new features! You can now:

1. Leave comments on photos: Users now have the ability to make additional comments on their own photos, and also comment on the photos of other users.

2. Follow people and food sources: Users can follow other photo streams including their favorite farmers markets and other users sharing beautiful photos of food. These appear under the “news” feed menu, separate from your own photos.

3. Share your photos on Twitter & Facebook: Send your freshest food photos to twitter and facebook in one smooth step while sharing within the app.

You can also share any photo you see in the app at any time.  Just click the arrow icon at the top of each photo and you will have the option of sharing to Twitter, Facebook, or both at the same time.

Download v1.2 of the Foodtree app from iTunes for free. As always, your feedback is appreciated!

Local Food Shift Launches in Boulder

Local Food Shift is a collaboration between Foodtree and Boulder-based organization, Transition Colorado, the first officially-recognized Transition initiative in North America. Together we’re creating tools and processes to empower the local food movement in communities globally.

About Local Food Shift
Most of the food we eat comes from sources hundreds or thousands of miles away. Local Food Shift is working to help bring every community’s “foodshed” closer to home.

Little by little, we’re shifting the global diet to the local, to food that is raised, caught, processed, cooked, distributed and sold by people in your community or nearby, people that you know and trust.

In most communities, less than three precent of food consumption is locally-grown and locally-produced. We’re inviting everyone— individuals, families, businesses, schools, restaurants, and institutions—to devote up to 10 percent of their food budget to local food.

If you’d like to know more, the Local Food Shift team will be on location at the Boulder Farmers Market today (July 20, 2011) from 4pm to 8pm, and ongoing every Wednesday and Saturday. They’ll be encouraging the community to take the 10% local food shift pledge, and also demonstrating the Foodtree iphone app.

Come on out and get local with your food.

His Name Was Colin, Here Are His Papers

This waitress obviously uses Foodtree to answer their questions.

via @nyehezkelPortlandia.

The Foodtree iPhone App Is Available!

The Foodtree app is available today! Click here to download!

We’d be extremely grateful if you’d also give our app a quick star rating + review as well. We’ll be watching the feedback closely for future releases!

What’s Fresh Near You!

The app is a photo sharing app for celebrating fresh food!

When you open the app you’ll see a What’s Fresh tab, which is a collection of the latest food photos from your local farmers markets, shared by people in your community.  Think of it as a real-time visual guide for fresh food near you.

If you’re not at the farmers market, it’ll make you want to go:)

Take Photos Of Fresh Food

Our app is meant to bring us closer to fresh food and the people who provide that food for us.

As you take photos of the food around you, you’re asked to identify where you found it and where it’s from. As you navigate the app you’ll find photo streams for farms, farmers markets, and other food sources taken by you and other users near you. Each photo can be shared on Facebook and Twitter, which will create a web page displaying the photo and celebrating it’s sources.

This is an opportunity for all of us to participate in our food community, while having a lot of fun and connecting with other food lovers.

We really hope you like the app and look forward to making it even better as you give us feedback.

Questions or just want to say hi? Email!

Just a quick warning…the app is only activated for Vancouver, BC and Boulder, CO…two of the world’s foremost food communities and home to a vibrant and growing community of Foodtree supporters. If you’d like us to activate your city’s food community, let us know here.

Thanks For All The Support!

Food, Glorious Food: Anthony on Green with Envy Radio Show

On Thursday Anthony will be part of a panel of guests on Green with Envy, hosted by Peter ter Weeme on World Talk Radio. The theme of the show is Food, Glorious Food.

About the episode:

There’s nothing more intimate we do each day than eat. With every bite we take, we trust that what we enjoy is healthy and nutritious, or at least not bad for us. We also rely on people and systems around the globe to keep us stocked with the food we need for a plentiful and varied diet. But it’s a complicated dynamic and the more we know about our food, the more we connect with its sources, the better for us and the planet. Join us this week as we explore inspiring stories of people who are connecting people to their local food sources, helping reduce the environmental impact of food production, and bringing communities together.

To hear the show live please tune in here at 10 am (PST) on Thursday June 30th. An archive of the episode will also be available at the same link.

Come celebrate local farmers, fresh food, and our new iPhone app!

Foodtree and the City of Vancouver are excited to invite food lovers and food geeks to participate in the launch of an innovative citizen-driven tool for sharing information about our local food system.

WHAT: Foodtree + City of Vancouver iPhone app launch!

WHERE/WHEN: Trout Lake Farmers Market July 2nd, & Kitsilano Farmers Market July 3rd

RSVP via Plancast or just show up!

Beginning 10am on July 2nd at the Trout Lake Farmers Market, we’ll be introducing a free mobile phone application that allows users to interact with growers, producers and food at our local farmers markets. The app lets users share photos of fresh food around them, where that food is found and who produced it.

At both markets, folks will be invited to participate in a lively scavenger hunt with other community leaders, elected officials, chefs and innovators who are passionate about food, sustainability and citizen engagement with our food system. We’ll be giving participants prizes ranging from Farmers Market Dollars and food truck coupons to handsome new Foodtree swag.

We’ll loan smart phones for demonstration purposes and real-time results will be broadcast on screens at the Foodtree/ City of Vancouver booth.

Trout Lake Farmers Market July 2nd, 10am to 2pm[map]

Kitsilano Farmers Market July 3rd, 10am to 2pm [map]

This project has emerged at a unique time. The City of Vancouver is driving global leadership in urban food systems. Foodtree is committed to helping people understand where their food comes from, who produces it, and who handles it as it travels from its source to their plate. The app is an exciting result of the synergies between our missions.

The entire weekend will be plenty of fun for the whole family. Please come down to one of the farmers markets and stop by the Foodtree tent!

Food Secure Vancouver + Foodtree iPhone App Launch!

Next Wednesday June 29th is going to be a huge day for Foodtree and we’d love to see you there!

We’ve been working with the Vancouver Food Policy Council and the City of Vancouver to improve food security in this city, and to help connect Vancouver residents to the producers and processors of our local foods. Our collaboration culminates in an event at Creekside Community Centre on June 29th hosted by the Vancouver Food Policy Council which will feature the first public launch of our iPhone app that showcases fresh local food.

The Program includes:

  • Introduction and discussion of the Vancouver Food Policy Council’s Food Secure Vancouver research study and report, “How Food Secure is Vancouver in a Changing World? 2010,” which establishes what food security is and how we can measure it. Discussion will be around how you or your organization can use and contribute to the report, and what comes next. The report can be downloaded for reading before the event at
  • Introduction to an exciting new mobile application being developed by Foodtree in partnership with the City of Vancouver, that highlights local food assets in Vancouver. [sneak peek]
  • Introduction and first public consultation on the development of the Vancouver Food Strategy by City of Vancouver staff.

A dinner of local foods prepared by Vancouver chefs and caterers will accompany our discussion. A $5 cash donation at the door will help cover food expenses.

Date: June 29th, 2011
Time: 4pm to 8pm
Location: Room 4, Creekside Community Centre [map]

The event is free but you must register through eventbrite to attend.

If you can’t make it (it’s almost sold out!) then be sure to check out our plans for the following weekend (here and here), which we’ll share more details on shortly!