Backyard Farming as Survival Strategy

LA Times story today about families selling the produce from their backyard farms to get by:

Tacey Perkins decided her best customers may be the neighbors around her Riverside County home. Last fall, the mother of two and former real estate agent posted a sign on her front lawn in Mira Loma advertising home-grown pumpkins. She sold $100 worth.

This summer she plans to have a farm stand on the family’s picnic table with baskets of zucchini, peppers and eggs.

“My husband works in the construction industry, and while he still has a job, things are slower,” said Perkins, 35. “Every little bit helps.”

I had a yard sale last weekend to try and pay some bills—did someone say that the economy is getting better? Sure doesn’t seem like it. —Snacktime