It gives me a sense of community. I love buying my food from people I know, local food that is produced organically by farmers with integrity. I love seeing my friends at the market, oohing and ahhing over all of the colorful produce, the duck eggs, the local grass-fed beef that the rancher is telling me about while showing me pictures of his cows on the range, an area I have ridden by on my bicycle. And the bicycles! All of the folks who fill up bike bags with food, rhubarb and beets sticking up like tufts from the edges of their bags as they commute home, oil-free and locally fed.