a great example of how to go local and sustainable is this event my wife and I did recently (we worked much of the past year to prepare.) one of our friends put it on her blog. we are so fortunate to have so much wonderful vibrant agriculture here in our area: http://hotcheapeasy.com/2012/08/17/a-sustainable-wedding-and-the-recipe-for-maple-mint-tea/
if nothing else I want to promote, and thank the local farms / farmers who made it possible! so, THANK YOU!