Barbara Kingsolver brought the idea of locivore food growing and buying to the fore with her book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. In it, she speaks to the value of focusing on eating locally instead of using fossil fuel to transport food long distances.

While Kingsolver feels a moral and environmental obligation to do so, most people are starting to feel a financial obligation to do so. The price of fresh fruits and vegetables (especially organic) is skyrocketing.

Case in point. Today, at Hannaford’s, the price of 2 red bell peppers was $5.99! Yes, nearly THREE DOLLARS apiece! Holy Hannah.red-pepper.jpgred-pepper.jpg

Forget summer gardening. It’s time to start building a year-round green house…