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Foodtree iPhone App Launch Recap

Last night we  celebrated our iPhone app launch with the Food Security Council and City of Vancouver at Creekside Community Center. It was a truly great event focused on the state of our local food community and the food system at large.

Thanks to everyone who was there for all the feedback you gave us on the app. Click here to get the app!

The view wasn’t bad, huh? :)

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The event followed a day full of great feedback and support from our community of users and food lovers. It was really incredible, and on behalf of the entire team I want to thank everyone for their enthusiasm. I could go on and on but showing you is faster:

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That was right alongside communities all over the world reaching out to help us unlock their cities.

The local press was great about covering the event last night as well. See coverage in The Tyee here, and the Vancouver Observer here.

Anthony was on World Talk Radio this morning as well. Listen to that here.

Heck, we even trended in Vancouver on Twitter for a bit! Geeks get excited about this kind of thing:

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Thank you again everyone, and we know we’re not done. We’re working hard to keep improving the app and our platform at large. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with feedback or ideas!

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 friends@foodtree.com!

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!


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 foodsecurevancouver.ca.
  • 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!

The Foodtree iPhone app Sneak Peek #vanfarmers

This past weekend the Foodtree team was out at the Trout Lake and Kitsilano Farmers Markets beta testing our soon-to-be-released iPhone app. We’re working with Steam Clock Software on this project, so you know it’s going to be good.

Here’s a sneak peak at what the app looks like. We think it’s pretty darn sexy.

It’s a photo-based app that allows users to photograph, share and map the fresh local food they find at farmers markets in the Lower Mainland.

If you’re interested in becoming a betatester, please sign up using this form.

The official launch of the app will be the weekend of July 2 & 3, when the foodtree team will be on site at both the Trout Lake and Kitsilano markets. Stay tuned for details.

Want to beta test our iPhone app?

If you’re in Vancouver and you visit farmers markets, let us know if you’d like to be an early tester for our iPhone app, coming out late next month. Testing starts soon, and we want as much feedback and possible!

The app will focus on taking photographs of the food you’re seeing in our local farmers markets, with a nod to witnessing what’s in season while it’s in season!

In order to get on the beta test list you just need to drop your basic info into this form.

iPhone App for Foodtree

Screen shot above is not in fact from the app itself. It’s actually from our mobile site, which you’ll see if you visit http://foodtree.com on your phone.