I found something very familiar in this NYT article about Steven Hopp's (husband of author and food memoirist Barbara Kingsolver) locavore restaurant in rural Virginia. Perhaps because the difficulty he's faced in winning over the local townspeople, many of whom feel they can't afford to eat there, a sentiment echoed in this NPR piece on the local-food movement in my own community.
Do you live in a community that's aware of the benefits of local food, even if they come with a higher price tag? Is the cost simply prohibitive no matter how aware your potential customers might be? What kind of feedback do you get on your prices, if you sell at a farmers market? Are you able to sell to local restaurants? I'd love to hear how other small-scale farmers are tackling the very real issues of price and perception when it comes to locally-grown food.