Who needs to go to the store (wasting time and fuel) when you can eat from your local landscape - courtesy of your own agricultural labors, or your local farmer(s).
Just about every time we sit down to a meal, we are thankful that we eat a diversity of local food from our farm. We really are fortunate to have 2 chest freezers full of our 100% grassfed beef and lamb, pasture-raised pork and chicken, vegetables, berries and chicken stock.
100% grassfed hamburger, potatoes, squash, pickles, and raw milk
We have plenty of root vegetables to eat during the winter - most stored in our old farmhouse root cellar: potatoes, carrots, celery root, beets, brussel sprouts, parsnips, and turnips.
Root vegetables from the root cellar and pantry
In our pantry on the first floor of the house we have canned tomatoes, pickles, berry and tomato jams, garlic, onions, squash, pumpkin.
Fruit Cobbler from summer fruit
We also make and smoke some link sausages during the winter, and I have a Ham aging down in the root cellar that will be 2 yr old Prosciutto this spring! Of course we have our farm fresh eggs year round.
Smoked sausage made from our pork and beef!
The only items we pick up from the local general store (Jericho Center Country Store - oldest continuously operating general store in the great State of Vermont, having just celebrated 200 years as a general store!) is milk and fruit. Well .... also some Vermont beer and ice cream on occasion. Though my brother-in-law Brian is a homebrew meister and usually keeps me supplied with the local brew!
So if someone tells you that you cannot eat local foods year round - tell them Bullpuckey! It is easily done, better for you, and affordable.