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How-To: Share Foodtree Photos on Social Media

At Foodtree we want your food photo sharing experience to be social. It’s far more enjoyable to interact with other users who get just as excited about fresh local food as you do.

With this in mind, on our last release we’ve made it even easier to share your photos on Twitter and Facebook. Now there are two methods of sharing in the app.

Step 1.
Sending to Twitter and Facebook when adding a new photo. You’ve taken a photo, tagged it with market, vendor, and food type information (see previous blog post). The next option is to create a caption which will go underneath the photo in the app.

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Twitter and facebook sharing

As you type in your caption the comment field will keep a character count. Tap Done at the bottom right of the keyboard when you are finished typing and it will disappear.

Step 2.
On this screen you have the option of sharing your photo to both Facebook and Twitter. This will include the caption you’ve written with a link to the image on the Foodtree website. (Here’s an example).

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Sharing to twitter and facebook

These options toggle on and off, and once you’ve chosen where to share just hit the Post button in the top right corner and you’re done. The photo appears in the app, on Twitter, and on your Facebook profile page.

Step 3.
Sending existing photos to Twitter and Facebook. As with deleting a photo you click on the arrow icon in the top right corner of a photo to access Twitter and Facebook options.

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Deleting or tweeting a photo

Step 4.
At this point you can share your photo to Facebook and Twitter but not at the same time. Keep in mind that the app will generate a default message rather than allowing you to create your own.

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Step 5.
Tap the Facebook button and the app will ask if you want to post the photo to your wall with the message, “Found some fresh Eggplant* on Foodtree”. Tap post to share it to your profile page wall.

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(* the food is based on the food type you’ve tagged the photo with).

OR

Step 6.
Tap the Twitter button and the app will ask if you want to send a tweet with the message, “Found some fresh Eggplant* on Foodtree”. Tap the Tweet button to share it to your Twitter account.

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Step 7.
And you’re done!

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

You can download the Foodtree iPhone app for free from the App Store.

How-To: Delete a Photo from Foodtree

Our How-To Series includes tips on how to use our mobile app and website. We know some of these will be obvious to some users, but they’re all questions we’ve been asked from time to time, so we want make sure answers to these questions are easy to find. If you have any questions that might make for a good How-To, shoot a quick email to community@foodtree.com!

Deleting Foodtree Photos

Ever taken a photo you just weren’t happy with?

Or accidentally snapped a photo Eggplants and labeled that photo “Eggs”?  Don’t worry, it happens to us too.  Now we’ve got an easy way to clean out photos you’d like removed from your Foodtree feed.

Step 1.
At the top right corner of every photo you’ll find a small arrow icon.

Deleting a photo

Tap it to bring up further options, including deleting the photo.

Step 2.
On the next screen you’ll find the big red delete button (along with sharing options we’ll get into in another blog post). Once you click delete there’s no going back because the photo will immediately be removed from your photo steam. You can always hit cancel at this point if you change your mind.

Deleting a photo

Step 3.
The deleted photo has left your photo steam, and you’re done.

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

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.

How To Grow: Seeding Plants – Episode #118

Now that you’ve chosen your plants/veggies you’ll be growing and you have your seeds (if you haven’t yet, not to worry you’ve still got some time) it’s time to plant them in some nice cozy incubating soil.

How To Grow: Thinking About Seeds – Episode #115

It’s time to start planning for your gardens no matter what the size. From patio pots to grandiose gardens join Anthony in the first few steps on deciding which seeds to plant for the upcoming growing season.

How to Cook Brussels Sprouts- Episode #85

A bonus Christmas edition of FoodtreeTV. Remember the stalk of brussels sprouts? Here is how to cook them. Have a wonderful holiday from all of us at FoodtreeTV.

Nogging Your Own Egg – Episode #81

Why not make your own nog this holiday season. Follow along with Anthony and the recipe bellow for this festive drink, this way you’ll be sure (or at least more sure) of where all the ingredients are from.

Eggnog Recipe:

6 large egg whites
1/2 cup granulated sugar
6 egg yolks
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon sugar
3 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup light rum (plus more or less to taste)
Whole Nutmeg
Whole Cinnamon

Beat yolks until they start to thicken and begin to turn pale. Add sugar, continue beating. Beat egg whites until they start to thicken. Add salt, continue beating. In a third bowl, beat cream until it starts to thicken. Once desired thickness is reached, combine eggs and cream into one bowl. This is your egg nog base. Mix cocktails with whole milk, rum and egg nog base. Grate nutmeg and cinnamon to garnish.