Images via iTunes Store
There are a handful of apps out there that help you find nearly farmers' markets and local produce, some of our favorites being Locavore and Ample Harvest. But there's another app that recently released an improved version that can add to the list of helpful tools -- Farmers Market Finder.
The app so far lists over 2,500 farmers' markets, CSAs, open markets and U-Picks across the US, showing where to shop for local eaters in California, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
The information about the markets comes from local, state and federal organizers, so the information is up-to-date and accurate, and it includes the contact info for the individual markets. We love open source projects that let people add in locations and information to round-out the items, but we can definitely see how an app like this benefits from using only verified info.
The finds are displayed in map or list format, and you can mark your favorite spots. You're also shown info like parking availability and rain-or-shine notices when available.
The only odd thing is we're told the app is free for some areas, but as much as $4.99 for certain states. Why the price difference, we aren't sure.
Follow Jaymi on Twitter for more stories like this
More on Food Apps
Eco Chef iPhone App for 10-Minute Raw Organic "Junk" Food (Video)
Vegetarians - iPhone App Scans Ingredient Label for Hidden Animal Products (Video)
Wait, What's On My Food?! Free iPhone App Gives You The Scary Details