Los Angeles, CA, August 28, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In the Apple iTunes Store now. Thanks to the introduction of a new line of Farmers Market apps, fresh food lovers in California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. can now easily locate farmers markets, U-pick farms, farmstands and CSAs (community supported agriculture) using their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
What separates Apptika’s Farmers Market Finder apps from all the others is the authoritative source information within the app which comes directly from municipal, county, state, federal government and other non-profit market organizers. If you have ever relied on an app with user-provided content and reviews, then you have likely experienced incomplete, contradictory, or just plain wrong information. With Apptika’s Farmers Market Finder apps, if there is ever any question about what is going on at a particular farmers market, farm/farmstand or CSA, the Web site, telephone and/or email contact information is included in the app.
Apptika’s Farmers Market Finder apps provide an accurate and comprehensive listing of farmers markets, farms/farmstands and CSAs with:
* Address and Location Description
* Amenities (i.e. fruit, veggies, meat, bakery, prepared foods, etc)
* Months/days/hours of operation
* Web site, phone and/or email contact information, if available
* Special information, when available, such as parking, winter hours, and
“rain or shine” info,
* Ability to save to Favorites.
The app has a built-in interactive map that utilizes geolocation to:
* Locate the farmers markets to your location
* Browse an entire state, county or metropolitan area
* Get turn-by-turn directions
“This is a gift that you can give your family and your local farmers. It will provide an abundant supply of great farmers markets with lots of local, healthy food,” says Greg Garten, one of the partners in Apptika, Inc. “We like to travel and going to new farmers markets is always an adventure. You never know what new vegetables and fruit you’re going to find, and when you check the Web sites of the farmers markets, they often feature recipes to go along with the produce being sold.
The idea for the farmers market app began when Garten, a farmers market aficionado, was looking for new farmers markets for a West Coast trip he was planning. When he started to explore the farmers markets apps that were available, he quickly realized there was no comprehensive source of accurate farmers market information. A new app was born.
“What a fantastic app,” said Katie Merkel, Valencia mother of two who is always looking for local sources of healthy, fresh food for her family. “We had no idea there are so many farmers markets and pick-your-own fruit farms in the Los Angeles area. There are more than enough to visit every day of the week for months on-end!”
Apptika’s Farmers Market Finder apps range in price from free for Santa Clara County to $4.99 for individual states. States currently available are California, Florida, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The entire U.S. collection (currently 2,100+ farmers markets, farms/farmstands and CSAs) is $9.99. Additional states are being added. The apps are available online at http://www.apptika.com/ or at the iTunes Store (search: Apptika).
Apptika, Inc. is a California-based company that develops reference and game apps for the iPhone/iPad/.iPod Touch. For more information, please call (858) 964-3774 or visit http;//www.apptika.com/.