Harvest to Hand, the popular, free iPhone® app from Farm Family and American National Insurance Company on the App Store, is now available for Android™ users on Google Play.
“More than ever, people are looking to buy goods that are produced close to home. Since we launched this app last year, thousands of consumers across the country have found more than 12,000 listings where they could buy local,” said Timothy Walsh, President & CEO of the Farm Family group of companies. “With Harvest to Hand now available to Android users as well as iPhone and iPod Touch users, even more consumers can locate farmers markets, local festivals, locally made products, family-friendly farms, local wineries and eateries and agritourism venues in their town or wherever the road takes them.”
The venues are categorized several different ways, such as farmers markets, agritourism, food and beverage, specialty shops and events, and users can map out directions directly from the app, from where they are located. Harvest to Hand app users can add venues to their favorites, and share finds with friends and family. Don’t have a smart phone? The Harvest to Hand website offers all the functionality of the app.
“This is an incredible opportunity to help promote local farm families and the agricultural communities that are vital to our way of life. I encourage everyone who has a qualified event to register it today on the Harvest to Hand website,” Walsh said.
Participants do not have to be clients of Farm Family or American National to participate. The main criteria* are that the venue, event or farm must be accessible to the general public and feature locally produced or grown and harvested products. To get events, agritourism venues or farmers markets listed, contributors are encouraged to visit www.harvesttohand.com and complete the online form.
The Farm Family group of insurance companies operates in 13 states in the Northeast and Mid Atlantic regions and includes Farm Family Casualty Insurance Company, United Farm Family Insurance Company and Farm Family Life Insurance Company, all headquartered in Glenmont, NY. Affiliate American National Property And Casualty Company operates in 34 states across the USA and is headquartered in Springfield, MO. All are subsidiaries of American National Insurance Company headquartered in Galveston, TX.
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