Furthermore, I would argue that eating fresh food is a way to stay healthy and avoid expensive health problems and doctor visits. When I was at the eye doctor recently, he commented on my healthy eyes and I joked that I eat my carrots. My optometrist very seriously launched a speech about vitamins and vegetables and said kale, spinach, and broccoli are also very important for eyes. Yes, my family eats a lot of those leafy greens because the farmers grow and sell those things around here. And they're cheap.
My latest case in point when we stopped by an Amish farm on our way to a train ride and picnic:
1 bushel IPM Ginger Gold and Old Smokehouse apples, $9.95
big broccoli heads, $.95 apiece