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Tim BairdTim Baird
Carrboro, North Carolina

Born and raised in central Maine, my youth was spent mowing the lawn, kicking a soccer ball against the garage doors, and trying to sneak sugar cereal out of the kitchen cupboards after I was put to bed. More about Tim

Warren JohnstonWarren Johnston
South Royalton, Vermont

I am a baby boomer who grew up in a time when the trend in food was convenience and speed. It wasn't the fast-food era, but a post-World War II time when ... More about Warren

Barbara KattmanBarbara Kattman
Holliston, Massachusetts

We live in Holliston, Massachusetts. When we bought our house in Holliston about 27 years ago, Holliston was a rural/residential town of about 13,000 people. More about Barbara

Autumn LongAutumn Long
Wallace, West Virginia

My name is Autumn. I'm 24 years old, and I live in rural north-central West Virginia. I was born and raised in West Virginia, and in 2005 I graduated from ... More about Autumn

April LuginbuhlApril Luginbuhl
Cleveland, Ohio

My personal interests revolve around the environment, both knowing more about it and getting outside and enjoying my surroundings. This led me down an educational path to ... More about April


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Sweet irony

Posted at 11:29 AM on January 23, 2008 by Warren Johnston (1 Comments)

On top of all the other problems facing the economy, fuel costs are apparently taking a toll on conventional food prices, which makes me wonder if that will be to the advantage of local farmers and consumers of local farm products.

If the area farmers hold their prices, then it would seem reasonable that their products may become cheaper than what can be had from Latin America, China, etc. That would be sweet.

I’m already figuring it out that it’s less expensive to buy local than conventional if you plan ahead. Freezers are wonderful things when they’re full. And, of course, when the power stays on.

We try to eat salads through the winter. Lettuce is one thing I can’t bank in the freezer for winter, and that's a bit of a puzzle.