There was another thread on here that was getting into this and I figured I'd start another thread on it, although I'm sure there have been a few on it. We always talk about 'buying' local when we can. For me in Canada, buying local is literally local, like in town when I can(ie. veg,fruits,meats, stores). If I can't do that, then provincially is better, and ofcourse then anything else in Canada. However, to me buying local is also supporting the US if I can't buy Canadian. We are all in this together and live in the same continent so what affects you guys affects us. Anyways, I thought I would post this link here. Ottawa Valley Food Co-op - Home What it is, is all the local farmers and vendors are members of this local group and you can go online and order products from them, where they are then shipped on a predetermined date to a local spot(our solar power place in town) where you can pick them up. Have you ever asked, "do you know what goes into your food?"... well this site tells you exactly what the animals are eating. Many of the farms are close to off the grid and use self sufficient means of running their operation. They tell you what they feed their animals(much of it local and organic) so you know you're not eating a bunch of chemicals in your meat and you know EXACTLY where it comes from. They all have links to their site and many have blogs about their operation so you really get connected to them. Well just thought I would throw that out there. For those of us that don't have hobby farms or live off the grid yet and want to support local, this is as local as you can get. I don't know if you guys also have something like this in your towns/cities but it's a great idea. If you guys get a chance, check out the site, it's great and I'm glad I found it(4.50lb local smoked bacon).