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!