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Md. farmers launch online campaign to build apps

Tuesday - 7/31/2012, 12:24pm  ET

BALTIMORE - The owners of a Baltimore County farm are seeking to raise money to build a smartphone app that would keep customers informed of their weekly harvest.

The Baltimore Sun ( http://tinyurl.com/cykc3yw) reports that Joan and Drew Norman, owners of One Straw Farm, have launched an online campaign to raise $30,000 for the design and development of that app, as well as another that would help them with mobile record-keeping.

As of Tuesday morning, their campaign had raised more than $5,800.

One Straw Farm has been a pioneer in Maryland of community-supported agriculture, in which farmers sell directly to consumers. The Normans own 82 acres of land and farm an additional 90 acres owned by others.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com


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