LOVE THE BOOK! One of our customers recomended it. We try to eat local and seasonal.Refuse to buy food from any other country. Last year we raised meat birds and pigs,plus eggs from our layers. I can and froze evrything I could from our gardens. We also try to buy as much as we can from non-franchised stores.This year we have expanded our gardens and we are also raising lambs(local lamb chops cost $14.99 lb )We will be increasing our meat bird order because people have asked us to do some for them.(local chicken is about $6 lb)Eat local is very big around here. My eggs are in a bio-fuel "congreenience" store.Seventy-five percent of the products within the Congreenience Store come from a 100-mile radius. My hens are having a tough time keeping up with the demand.I am not close to the 100% but trying . "Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan is on my to read list. An interesting documentory to watch is: Future of Food (2004): "Before compiling your next grocery list, you might want to watch this eye-opening documentary, which sheds light on a shadowy relationship between agriculture, big business and government. By examining the effects of biotechnology on the nation's smallest farmers, director Deborah Koons Garcia reveals the unappetizing truth about genetically modified foods: You could unknowingly be serving them for dinner."