I've been weighing what we bring in from the garden and keeping track. It is truly impressive. In the month of July we brought in 80.7 lbs of food (that includes eggs). For the calendar year of 2009 we've brought in 363.1 lbs. I think farming my yard is well worth the effort, besides the food is totally organic and fresh. Fresh means standing in garden popping peas in my mouth. That's fresh.