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At Your Fingertips: Websites and Apps for Finding Local Food

Technology makes it easier than ever to find good food grown locally.
By Tabitha Alterman
March/April 2011
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Use your computer, iPhone or iPad to find fresh local food in your area.

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It’s easy to find sources of local food if you know where to look. These searchable databases let you scour your area for farmer’s markets, community-supported agriculture groups (CSAs), free-range meat, local dairies and more:

Search for farmer’s markets, co-ops, CSAs and restaurants.

Find grass-fed meat and dairy products.

A Campaign for Real Milk 
Find raw milk information and resources.


Head to iTunes to download the latest iPod and iPad apps fit for local foodies:

Connect to your local markets, find out what’s in season where you live and pick up some great recipes to boot. $2.99

Find contact information and schedules for nearly 5,000 farmer’s markets across the country. 99¢

HarvestMark Food Traceability
Trace your food to its source using your phone’s camera to scan the codes on hundreds of millions of fresh food items. Free

Pickin’ Chicken App
It doesn’t get much more local than fresh eggs from your own yard! You can read all about keeping backyard chickens on page 70. Then download our app to learn more about 75 chicken breeds and determine the right one for you. $2.99

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