Southern California family produces ALL their food on 1/5 acre urban lot

This is not for the gardening-challenged (like me), but certainly could inspire some of us to plant a few more easy-growing herbs and tomato plants.  Enjoy!

Giveaway! 2 Market bags from ChicoBag

Every farmers market and natural foods store shopper needs some great reusable totes to bring home their haul.  To celebrate the launch of, we are giving away my personal favorite–the compact reusable ChicoBag.  These bags are super lightweight and breathable–great for fresh produce.  However, they are also really durable and fold down into their built-in 3″ x 4″ pouch.

One lucky reader will win these two ChicoBags, sent to your home by mail.  To enter, please post a comment (don’t forget your contact info!) telling us your favorite way to use reusable bags below.  If you subscribe to our feed,  friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter, please post a second comment to let us know and get yourself an additional entry!  You have until MAY 15, 2010 when we will select the winner randomly. selected post #8 as the winner.  Congratulations, Kristin! Didn’t win?  Get your own single ChicoBags or ChicoBag 4-pack from

LocalOranges did not receive any request or compensation from ChicoBag or anyone else to promote this product.  In fact, we bought and paid for them ourselves!