Time for a meat locker? One Flickr user's freezer after purchasing a large share of a pig. Cowgirl Jules/via Flickr hide caption

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Ole Smoky's bottles are designed in keeping with the local eastern Tennessee tradition to "pass the jar." Moonshine was typically drunk out of old Mason jars. Van Gallik/Courtesy of Ole Smoky hide caption

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Dan Brown pets "Sprocket," his family's 4-year-old, sole milking cow, before hosing her down at his farm in Blue Hill, Maine. Brown has become the poster child for Maine's food sovereignty movement. John Clarke Russ/Bangor Daily News hide caption

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Stefan Larsson serves up bison sloppy Joes and juniper-smoked bison tenderloin, which will be offered at the Yellowstone National Park this summer. Each park will have different menus featuring local foods. Maggie Starbard/NPR hide caption

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The June issue of The Oprah Magazine includes an article with details on Oprah Winfrey's new farm in Hawaii. The Oprah Magazine hide caption

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Employees of Good Eggs deliver produce, meat and other local foods from producers in the Bay Area of California. Courtesy of Good Eggs hide caption

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The seeds of this goosefoot plant are known as quinoa, a superfood now in high demand and grown almost exclusively in South America. But some growers think they have the formula to grow it up north. Janet Matanguihan/courtesy Kevin Murphy hide caption

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This cow may have been raised for food on a farm near you, but it may not necessarily have been processed nearby suzettesuzette/Flickr.com hide caption

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One of the community gardens divided up into individual plots run by Denver Urb Gardens. Courtesy of Denver Urb Gardens hide caption

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The Know Your Farmer interactive map shows USDA-supported projects and programs related to local and regional food systems for the years 2009-2011. USDA hide caption

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