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BALTIMORE (AP) — 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 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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