Shopping at a farmers market is a whole unique experience that benefits farmers and producers directly. At a farmers market, you hand your money to the person who grew or made the products in front of you. This type of shopping gives you more for your dollar and keeps it circulated within the community. Local farmers work and live within 100 miles of the city, meaning they are more likely to spent those dollars at local stores.
People often overlook health and nutrition because they simply do not know the facts. Since studies have shown that produce loses nutritional value as more time elapses from the time of harvest, locally grown produce available at farmers markets is available to you at the peak of freshness and nutrient availability. Also, farmers markets provide onsite cooking demonstrations and show how to preserve food freshness.
Farmers markets offer you more unique products, more heirloom varieties, and more opportunities to build relationships and learn about healthy eating. Farmers markets are a community experience, where you can meet your neighbors, friends and farmers. These markets create mutual benefits for local farmers, shoppers, and communities while supporting the healthy and sustainable lifestyle we all need!
The home screen will be the first page that appears upon logging into our app. This page is very user friendly and easy to navigate. The shop option is the central focus of our app, which is why it is the intial and largest option on the screen. Underneath this is a "Weekly Feature" option, which will spotlight various farmers, recipes, or even upcoming events.
If you click the "Shop Now" option on the homescreen, the app will redirect you to a different page. This page will have all of the items being sold divided according to item name or the vendor that is selling it. Once you find the items you want you can easily add them to your shopping cart.
A Vendor Directory is also another option on the home screen. This button directs users to a different page to help them understand and learn about these local farmers. This option is great because it provides an educational experience for users to be able to understand the proper care these foods are being handled and grown with. This option is also nice because now you have a feel for different vendors and can seek them out at local farmers markets to help form relationships.
As you scroll down on the home screen, the Community Forum option comes next. This options brings users into a social networking feed. This feed allows users to post photos with comments and captions and help them to constantly inspire others to live this healthy lifestyle. Eating local is about bringing the community together, and we want to do this through the internet and social media. This gives us the opportunity to use technology to unite people to a natural and non-artifical way of living.
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All team members are a part of The New Media Institute at The University of Georgia. This is a program dedicated to exploring the critical, commercial, and creative dimensions of innovative digital media technology.