Farm to Table or in this case Table IN Farm
I'm passionate about buying local wherever possible. I live in Massachusetts so I know that my coconut oil will NEVER be local so I figure I have to make up for it. In summer it is a bounty here, beautiful local farms that have been supported by their community.
I heard about Outstanding In the Field from a friend and it is a way to have an amazing experience where they set up a table in a field and cook the most incredible dinner (and serve yummy wines!). If it comes to a town near you... don't hesitate. Just go.
And look for your local farmers and farmers markets. Bring a reusable produce bag and a good shopping bag that has the ability to stop bacteria from growing. I resisted the veggie bag for a while as a "nuisance" but now I keep them in my grocery bag and they are ready to go.
I know living in New England that I will always need my veggies "imported" during the winter months so in the warmer seasons, I do what I can! And if that involves sitting in a farmers field while eating and drinking local.... that's pretty cool.