We live about 25 miles from the closest grocery store in the beautiful mountains of Oregon. We strive to provided a good majority of our food for ourselves and/or find it locally while at the same time eating what we consider to be the healthiest diet and creating as little refuse/garbage as possible (down to about 6 bags per year ~ yes!) It takes great balance to juggle all these balls at once, and at times we are more successful than others. Sometimes, it's an outright circus. C'mon along; we enjoy the company.