I am so excited! We go to choose our butchering pig tonight. We are purchasing it from a local farmer, who will take it to the butcher for us. While his farm is not organically certified, he does not use chemicals on his produce or animals. In the past we have purchased beef from local farmers, but this will be our first ham.
We have discussed participating in the 100 mile diet, and are trying to move a bit into that direction, but realize that it would be so difficult to give up some of the fruits and vegetables that we so love. All citrus would be sorely missed, as would avacodo and grapes. I suppose we could grow some grapes here, but our cold winters keep us from growing many items.