grow rhubarb, and strawberries, of course the big cheap ones we see in the store from CA are grown with pesticides that are horrible...... Really, anything you can grow yourself or buy local is great!
I always marvel at the houses i drive by that have many acres of land, that grow corn just to make silage to feed the cows, and the handful of cows they do have could just as easily eat off that land if they put in something else, and just baled what they needed to get thru the winter..... there is probably a reason, i just don't understand either. mabie all the rising gas prices will poke some people into trying "new" methods. I know the rising chicken feed prices are making me rethink my "pastured poultry" approach, if i left them out all the time i would barely use any feed.
But, i only have a few and mine are dear to me. sigh.
Rhubarb and strawberries sound like a good start! I got some onions in the ground, blueberry bushes, and chives! One of my friends became allergic to strawberries and sesame seeds within the last few years because they spray them with a fertilizer/ pesticide, not sure which, that contains fish or fish hormones... She is very allergic to fish!
Gotta spoil those chickens!
Organic eggs are $4.39 at the grocery store. I am HAPPY to pay that price and more for backyard chicken eggs! Because the eggs I have been getting from Snowflake are much larger and heavier than the eggs at the store and I know her hens are in the sun and eating grass. I would encourage farmers to charge at least $4.50 per dozen. Your eggs are truly worth that much.
Happy Chickens make better eggs!!!