Econ 101: Terms - Locavore and Frugality
A good time to learn: Locavore and Frugality
Food is going up in costs. Multiple nations are restricting the exporting of food, which will exacerbate the situation. There is a fear that there maybe a systemic crisis, as the US dollar moves out of the Worlds Reserve Currency status. Frugal and locavore are two terms to know, sooner, better then later.
Local food (also regional food or food patriotism) or the local food movement is a "collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant food economies - one in which sustainable food production, processing, distribution and consumption is integrated to enhance the economic, environmental and social health of a particular place"  and is considered to be a part of the broader sustainability movement. It is part of the concept of local purchasing and local economies, a preference to buy locally produced goods and services. Those who prefer to eat locally grown/produced food sometimes call themselves "localvores" or locavores. 
Frugality is the practice of:
acquiring goods and services in a restrained manner,
and resourcefully using already owned economic goods and services,
to achieve a longer term goal.
Boring Story of a Frugal Locavore
While waiting in an office in West Virginia, I started a conversation with a 25-ish country bumpkin manning the reception desk. She had some hunting, farming and fishing photos around her desk. I asked her about land prices / house prices in her AOR. She and her husband bought a house and 60acres of land for about $160k pre-bubble. She did not know now what they would go for now.
She told me they planted most of the acres, vegetables and canned them. They had a couple of horses and hunted during the season. They had shot and killed deer from their back porch. (Deers will eat up your garden).
I was envious; I have been hunting for a farm. They are not cheap. Farm land has risen from $2k to +10k an acre. The ultimate meltdown insurance is a farm in Lancaster, PA.
I looked there, they are incredibly expensive. Amish do not like to sell land and there are restrictions on what people can buy. Living around the Amish would be the ultimate insurance if there was a meltdown.
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