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Delaware Launches State’s First Windows 8 App With Delaware Fresh

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Categories:  Department of Agriculture GIC News

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DOVER — Windows 8 users can now take advantage of the popular Delaware Fresh farm-market location app from the Delaware Department of Agriculture. The app is now Delaware Fresh appavailable for all Windows 8 devices, from mobile phones and tablets to Windows 8 desktops, joining existing iPhone and Android versions. The app was developed by Delaware Interactive as part of the Delaware eGovernment Initiative. This is the first Windows 8 application for the state of Delaware, continuing the eGovernment Initiative drive to bring state information and services to Delawareans.  The app is free and available for download at apps.delaware.gov.

The Delaware Fresh app provides an interactive map of farmers’ markets, agritourism spots and other public farm operations across the state, highlighting specialty locations such as Christmas tree farms during those seasons. It provides market names, addresses, phone numbers, and hours of operation. The app includes a listing of just what each market has to offer. If the market has a website, the user can easily click to that site through the app.

“This app is a great way for Delaware residents and travelers to instantly find the best local vegetables, fruits, meats and other products close by,” said Delaware Secretary of Agriculture Ed Kee. “It’s connecting our tech-savvy consumers with the best Delaware farmers have to offer.”

“We’re committed to creating new and convenient eGovernment tools for Delaware,” said Greg Hughes, Director of the Delaware Government Information Center (GIC), which leads eGovernment efforts in the First State. “Governor Jack Markell has directed us to look for ways to make government more efficient, effective and open. Mobile apps and eGovernment tools like Delaware Fresh help us meet that goal.”

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Contact:
Dan Shortridge
Chief of Community Relations
Delaware Department of Agriculture
302-698-4520

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