Last week, we focused on the idea of buying and eating locally. Indeed, local foods have numerous benefits. Local foods are a healthier option than the processed foods from grocery stores and fast food restaurants. Moreover, buying and eating locally helps support local family owned businesses. Last Thursday, we attempted to cook a local meal. It was certainly a challenge to find local foods. Most of the food that was bought and cooked came from another state or country. Likewise, the local foods that were bought were expensive. For example, a jar of local syrup from the Healthy Home Market retailed for $7. After class, I began to wonder whether buying and eating locally is feasible for individuals and families living on a budget.