Once, you could head to your local cannery to preserve your own food. Most are gone, but a surviving cannery in Virginia is getting a boost from local farmers.
Pantries in southwest Virginia will take whatever they can get to stock bare shelves. Some also offer help with health care and job training.
Artisanal foods combine the locavore movement -- eating only locally-sourced food -- with a personal touch. Can the movement translate across communities?
Earth Eats talks with Joel Salatin, the proprietor of Polyface Farm, who calls himself a "Christian Libertarian Environmentalist Capitalist Lunatic Farmer"