I’ve been reading a lot of books about food, agribusiness, and urban homesteading lately. Since I’m also trying to eat locally and in season organic food as much as possible (coffee isn’t grown in PA), I decided to try canning. That way when all my Winter CSA has are potatoes, carrots, and old apples, I will have a supply of my own canned vegetables. Now that I’ve been eating fresh locally grown produce, I can’t stand the taste of produce from the grocery store. And I’m not comfortable with eating food that has traveled thousands of miles.