If you care at all about sustainability, where your food comes from, or the national health crisis known as obesity, I urge you to read Eric Schlosser's recent opinion piece in the Washington Post.
You may not agree with every point he makes, as some have criticized that it smacks of sensationalism a la Jamie Oliver and Food Revolution or that it oversimplifies the issues. However I hope it inspires you to support your local farmers, because they certainly are not getting rich under the current agricultural policies in this country. Plus, I promise, you will never get better tasting food than you do from a local supplier. There is no way, that tomatoes trucked in from Florida all the way to Connecticut, or wherever you are, will taste as fresh as those that are locally grown.