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    Senior Member InsatiableCuriosity's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I can't afford the farmer's market in my town. It's more of a boutique for yuppies than a place to feed a family. I can cook cheaper than eat out most of the time, but it is not locally grown or organic and the meat is factory farmed.

    I have a vegetable garden, but I'm still working my execution -- way too many tomatoes and zucchini this year and not much else. I also keep a few chickens for eggs because it happens to be legal in my town. It isn't legal in many.

    In my area, poor people eat a lot of potatoes, pastas, and refined white flour products -- it is cheap and filling, but it can lead to bad health and obesity. We are landlocked and fish is expensive, except for canned tuna. I would probably try to catch fish for us to eat but I worry about the agricultural run-off from all the corn and soybeans around here.
    This must be very trying for you!

    Would it be worthwhile arranging a produce swap?? ...or bottling tomato sauce a la the Italian migrants here. The families (including my SIL's family) all get together for a sauce bottling day to preserve the tomatoes for the rest of the year. A colleague of mine has also just made himself a solar food drier for drying tomatoes and fruit???

    Spaghetti Squash is a great, tasty and healthy alternative to pasta and is easy to grow and wonderful with tomato sauce and fresh Basil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Um... :confused: Coffee Pot Movement? Do you mean "The Coffee Party Movement"? If so, I'm not sure how that group is bad... or liberal. The whole point of it is creating dialogue between people of all political beliefs, to help solve problems in a civil manner. I fail to see what's bad about that.
    Wait....there's an actual movement that promotes this?

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    Heck yes!

    Coffee Party USA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Also, I stick with my previous question, from the last page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    I can cook cheaper than eat out most of the time, but it is not locally grown or organic and the meat is factory farmed.
    Right, that's how prices are in this part of the U.S., too.

    Things like catching your own fish or bottling a year's supply of tomato sauce are, as you originally pointed out, Insatiable Curiosity, way too much work for most people to bother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Heck yes!

    Coffee Party USA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Also, I stick with my previous question, from the last page.
    Hmmmn interesting. I agree with the concepts of civic participation and civil discourse between different POVs. The brashness of the Tea Partiers is an inevitable part of politics(just take a quick look at American history); but there also has to be a sphere that elevates itself above that and engages in civil discourse on some level.

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