The best way to create a relationship with farmers is to join a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. It's a great way to support farmers and let them know they will have a dependable market. If a CSA does not work for our household, then head to the farmer's market. Learn the names of the farmers there, and ask them if they use chemical-free methods. Learn the names of the farmers there, and ask them if they use chemical-free methods. Get grains, beans, and nuts from the bulk bins instead of the processed stuff manufactured by giant corporations. Search out local butchers and fish sellers, and ask if they sell cage-free chicken, grass-fed beef, and wild-caught fish. When it comes to that other staff of life water the answer is right at our kitchen tap. As Maude Barlow points out, about 85 percent of US water is safe to drink.