Do you want to make a change in your diet to eat healthier? With the new year around the corner, many people will list losing weight and eating healthy as their top resolutions. There is no reason to make this journey alone. There are apps to help find organic and locally grown food to help meet your weight loss and healthy eating goals. Here are five apps, for your computer and smartphone, to find out where you can purchase locally grown organic vegetables and fruits:
Locavore is a seasonal, local food network that allows consumers to engage in a complete shopping and cooking experience. You can find out what is in season, where to purchase it and what you can cook with it. As you are strolling through your local farmer’s market, you can pull out your smartphone and also determine who sells what and where they are located. This can happen in real time and with Locavore you can post your discoveries to Facebook. For the individual who loves to share their finds, this is a great way to connect with people who enjoy eating locally grown foods. This app is available for both Android and iOS platforms.
Grow Crowd is a free app designed to link consumers and farmers directly so you don’t have to drive around aimlessly to locate a seller that specializes in organic food choices. Grow Crowd works as an online marketplace that identifies the seller and location of where organic food is sold. It takes the guesswork out of searching and is an efficient tool for consumers to learn quickly where to go to purchase organic goods. You are also equipped with the capability of browsing products and making purchases online. For people who are short on time, this is the perfect app to download, and its vivid graphics mean it’s best experienced on a large screen like the Samsung Galaxy Note.
What’s In Season? Eat Local offers people a way to purchase local fruits and vegetables that are available during the week. The added bonus is that you can find nutritional values, storage, prep and how to cook the items of your choice. For the purchaser who wants the complete experience from start to finish, this is the best app to consider. This is an app best executed on your laptop of desktop computer.
Simply Organic Recipes
The Simply Organic app allows you to thumb a collection of recipes to help you decide what to cook. Instead of a farmers market, you can find a grocery store that sells these products. It is a convenient app that allows you to retrieve recipes on the go, create a quick shopping list, find stores that carry your organic ingredients and offers a variety of options to find a dinner that your whole family can enjoy. This app is available for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Real Time Farms
Real Time Farms is an interactive app which allows consumers to report what they are buying in real time, as well as what special deals are occurring and what people are making with their ingredients. You can go into specific zip codes to research particular areas to determine what is being sold. In addition, you can trace the food back to the farm from which it came whether you are eating in or dining out. I’ve also gone fruit mad recently so I got some amazing raspberry canes which are just amazing and give fruit all through the summer and some of the autumn too, so they are just brilliant!
If one of your resolutions is to eat healthy and local, technology is available to help you meet your goals. This upcoming year try one of these apps to keep you on track with your health goals, eat locally and try some fun and new recipes.