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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!

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.

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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 Share Fresh Food Photos on Twitter and Facebook

This weekend our app sees it’s second full weekend of farmers markets, and one of the things we heard from early users was that it wasn’t clear that photos could be shared on social channels.

One of the reasons peoples are using the app is to promote fresh food in their communities.

That sharing includes our friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook. Many food lovers are in both places, and not everyone has an iPhone so sharing these photos on those networks gives people a quick connection to their local food community using the web.

How To Share On Social Networks

When you take a photo using the Foodtree app, it ends up in your My Photos stream.

Go there to find a photo to share. Hint: You can share other people’s photos too!

When you’ve found a photo you want to share, you’ll see a white share icon in the lower right corner. Like this:

Press that button and you’ll see options to share via Twitter or Facebook.

When you choose either one, you’ll be sent to Twitter or Facebook to confirm that you want to share it on those networks. By logging in and clicking “Okay” or “Authorize App”, all you’re giving our app permission to do is share the photos you decide to share. We won’t touch your social accounts otherwise.

So that’s it!  If you have questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments or shoot us an email at!

Have a great weekend at the farmers markets!

A Farm Uses Foodtree To Photo Fresh Food BEFORE The Market

We just noticed this…Forstbauer Family Natural Food Farm is using the Foodtree app to let their customers know what’s about to be available at a local farmers market tonight…HOW GREAT IS THAT?

Check out Forstbauer’s profile and photo stream here.

The stream’s latest are photos of food recently harvested, taken by the farm themselves, and available tonight at the Royal City Farmers Market in New Westminster, just outside of Vancouver.

Talk about fresh, real time food insights. 

This is a truly innovative way for communities to see fresh food nearby, where they go to buy it, and who it’s made by.

If you’re reading this post and you’re near that market, why not head down and grab some Zuccinni Blossoms or Strawberries?

Scenes from the Trout Lake Farmers Market #vanfarmers

You may think we’re a little obsessed with the farmers market these days, and the truth is we’re VERY obsessed because it’s one of our main areas of focus. Connecting people with where their food comes from is what Foodtree is all about, and there’s no better place than the farmers market to bring together consumers interested in fresh local food and the producers and farmers who grow it.

I love going to the farmers market because it’s the place where I’m reminded that food is a beautiful thing. Where food is tastier when eaten in season rather than shipped from afar. I get really excited about finding some of my favorite food items, like asparagus, and enjoy them thoroughly for the short time they’re around.

These are just some of the many items available from vendors at last Saturday’s market at Trout Lake. Don’t they look enticing?

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Apple juice from Klippers Organics

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This woman was loaded down with two giant bags of rhubarb!

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Radishes from SOLEfood farm

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Fiddleheads from Promised Land Farm

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Mushrooms from Richmond Specialty Mushroom Growers

It was great to see so many people in attendance last weekend despite the grey and rainy day.

The Foodtree Team was glad to be there for opening day…we had an excellent morning talking to farmers, shopping for food, and tasting the season’s new food. Next weekend we’ll be at Kitsilano Farmers Market; make sure you say hello if you are there!

Get Involved In Your Food Community

I wanted to drop in and reach out to the community to explain some of the things we are going to do so that you guys can start participating right away.

We’re building foodtree to help everyone find food that makes them happy. We’re building it so that the people growing, raising, or catching our food and drink have a great way to share their hard work with citizens. Simply throwing up a website that acts like a phone book for farmers wouldn’t accomplish these goals very well, right?


The first thing we’ve got for you is a bit of a photo movement. It’s simple, really. When you’re out and about shopping for food, wine, coffee, or anything you’ll be consuming, take two seconds to look at the labels surrounding you. Especially look at the ones you see on whole foods; fruit, vegetables, meats, and the rest.

Then pull out your phone and snap a photo.

After that, put it on Flickr and tag it with “foodtree”. If you’re using an App that let’s you geotag the photo (that means you can tag specific locational data to a photo – this kind of functionality is still a bit rare on most phones) we’d encourage you to do that too.

We’re going to do some pretty cool stuff with these photos. For now, it’s a way for anyone who likes the idea of knowing more about their food to immediately start participating in the effort to make finding that kind of information super easy.

If you don’t have a Flickr account, grab one here (they’re free, and a great way to manage your online photos). Did you know you can email your photos to Flickr?

And hey, while you’re at it, join the foodtree Flickr group!

– Derek