Growing up with my grandfather, we raised or killed almost all of our food. Lots of beans and potatoes. We usually raised about 200-250 chickens, 3 hogs, and had 2-3 milk cows. Farmed with a team of horses. Had 2 apple orchards a lots of peach and cherry trees. Also had wild blueberries and strawberries on the 100 acre farm along with about 25 walnut trees. So we always had fresh or canned fruit at every meal. The winter of 1952 the chickens died that summer along with the hogs. Garden didn't go very well and we ran out of food except for the wild blackberries that we picked and canned that summer. Lived on blackberries only for the last 6 weeks of that winter until the weather broke and the Poke and Dandelions greens can up and the one of the cows had a calf and latter we could start having milk. It was very hard that winter and I wondered if I could survive another winter like that one. Now, I raise a large garden, also raise hydroponic tomatos, peppers, in my hanger by the patio door. So we have garden tasting tomatoes all winter. Been building a 22'x 27' greenhouse. My daughter raises a large garden and we grind wheat for our homemade bread. I raise all of my plants from seeds and had so many tomatoes this summer we were giving them away. Been saving seeds from the best tomatoes for many years and most of my tomatoes at 1 to 1 1/2 lbs each. One slice to a sandwich. Most of the food you buy today is FAKE food. A lot of fat ill-nourished people today.