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There's a strawberry picking app for that

Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - It's strawberry-picking time, and the information for the closest field to buy or pick is just an iPhone app away.

The N.C. Strawberry Association has rolled out a free NCSA Farm Locator app that's designed to help iPhone users find strawberry farms across the state where they can pick-their-own or buy fresh picked berries.

The app is available for download from iTunes.

Users of other web-enabled mobile devices can find North Carolina strawberry farms by going to ncstrawberrymobile.com/mobi.

"This new free app provides users with a quick and easy way to locate fresh, local strawberries," Debby Wechsler, the association's executive director, said in a news release. "It's as simple as dipping a delicious strawberry into melted chocolate."

The app includes more than 150 farms where visitors can pick and purchase plump North Carolina strawberries. After users download the app, they can find the nearest strawberry farm by following these simple steps:

• On the screen, tap "Find a County." All 100 North Carolina counties will be displayed.

• Scroll to the desired county and tap.

• A list of NCSA member strawberry farms in that county will appear, along with the address, phone number, an email link and a link to the farm's website.

The NCSA Farm Locator app provides users with appealing visuals and lots of helpful information," Wechsler said. "We designed this to help strawberry fans use the latest technology to locate places to pick their favorite fruit."

For a map-based farm locator, visit ncstrawberry.org/growers.

To follow the association on Facebook, visit facebook.com/NCStrawberry.

 
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