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  •  canning and fresh veggies (1+ / 0-)
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    Lupin

    I live in south Texas. I am able to buy from neighbors and or farmer's markets all the fresh veggies, pork, eggs, goat's milk and fruit I can eat at prices comparable to or less than the grocery stores. I have canned enough tomatoes, pickles, and beets to last for a year on less than $100 in products. The only things I purchase at the grocery store now are dry goods like sugar and flour. I even grow my own herbs. Yet I live in a sub-division on a 1/4 acre lot. It IS possible it simply requires talking to your neighbors and sharing.

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      Lupin, BlueDragon

      I paid $3.50 a pound for tomatoes at the farmer's market a couple of weeks ago. There is no way anybody around here could do what you have done.

      A quarter acre (with a house on it, no less) will provide fresh vegetables with a few surpluses. It takes over an acre of farmed land to grow enough food to feed a family year round.

      No, it is necessary to live in one of the few places that has such a long growing season. Saying you did it has no effect on places where the growing season is short.

      "Too big to fail" is not too big to jail.

      by Angela Quattrano on Tue Aug 10, 2010 at 12:57:30 PM PDT

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