A great article was posted recently from the NY Times on big vs. little agriculture. It is good reading that offers some hopeful alternatives amidst the growing global food crisis and bland products consumers have been putting up with for years.
As the NY Times article discusses, distribution networks are key for small farms. For people in Eugene, check out the Eugene Local Foods site. This is a brand new website that lets folks order produce, dried goods, meats, and dairy from local farms online. This site is operating at just the right scale to truly support small, local farms while offering a tasty, wholesome product to the community.