This past week I've been reading Barbara Kingsolver's book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. In the book Kingsolver chronicles one year in which her family went totally locavore. Locavore? That's eating only locally grown, organic food - what you can grow yourself or find in your area farmer's market, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), and, well, wait a sec - let me have Robin Williams explain it to you:
Not only can eating local save the world, it can also help you beat a murder rap! (That Law and Order. Always on the cutting edge of cultural change.) For the record, I ran across this clip when I got online to search for recipes for the chard that I picked up at the farmer's market this morning. I'm a chard virgin so it was important to start out small. I found one for chard and another for the stems. Now that's maximizing your local returns!