What does that mean I hear you ask?
It means growing as much of our own food as possible, and when we can't grow something buying it from a local producer. We have constructed a good size vege garden so I can get some efficient crop rotation going.
We are still eating the potatoes that I put in last year. The corn is coming on, and we have about 6 watermelons that we are itching to pick, but have been told to wait two weeks. Every day I knock on them...they sound hollow, look at their bottoms...they are yellow... and hope against hope they won't split with the rain we have had in the last couple of days. There is nothing like watermelon, warmed by the sun, and eaten immediately after picking.