Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Appy Days Are Here to Stay!

Let your iPhone be your the Farmers' Market, through the aisles of the beauty store, and more! 

California’s Famers’ Market Finder (Free)
Stuck in a Farmers’ Market rut? This search friendly app allows you to find new and exciting Farmers’ Markets, by county, city name, day of the week, or its location on an interactive map.

Starting with Artichokes and ending at Zucchinis, this app has your trip to the Farmers’ Market covered from A-Z. Discover what’s in season, as well as how to choose, store and prepare an item. Find out what makes a “good” Farmers’ Market (i.e. is there enough space to move around? Are the vendors knowledgeable? and so on). There’s even a handy-dandy shopping list, which you can mark off as you go!
Get up-to-date news on everything from new USDA regulations to information on genetically altered alfalfa. Learn how to live a more organic lifestyle with their “useful tips” on how to shop for organic products, eating on a budget, etc. You can learn how to grow your own organic garden, or discover three ways to grill veggies, from their how-to videos.

Denatonium Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tocopheryl – what?! Finding products that are both skin and earth-friendly can be quite overwhelming. Organic Spa Magazine’s Skin Care Guide, however, makes it super simple, allowing app users to search for products by type of certification (e.g. Fair Trade, Cruelty-Free, Ecocert, Vegan and more); or by category (e.g. hand and feet, face or sun products). They also list their top picks in organic and natural skin-care. 

ShopNoGMO (Free) 
You know it’s better to buy “organic” than it is to buy “natural”. Recently, however, you’ve heard that Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are harmful to your health and the environment, but you’re not really sure why. Let this app guide you through the world of GMOs. Learn what they are, why you should avoid them, and most importantly, what products are GMO-free, using the handy-dandy Shopping Guide.

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