I LOVE living as local as possible. I try very hard to maintain a average of 80% local or used.... but don't get me wrong, I am VERY grateful for California. All those endless fields of crops like spinach, artichokes, and strawberries have treated us well in the months we could not grow anything but asparagus up here in the temperate North, so I am grateful. At the same time though, I strongly believe that if you CAN get it local, you SHOULD get it local. I think that the biggest issue with global buying is that we buy things from South America, that we could be getting from our own backyard.
This weeks list: Leaf lettuce (just waiting for our crop to get bigger in the garden, talk about local! Less than 30 ft would be about as local as you could get. :) ), a big loaf of 7 grain bread, some peppered beef jerky (free range and organic), new carrots, sweet peas, and pears and cherries from just on the other side of the mountains.
The season is off to a great start. Now only if it would STOP raining!