Amy asked about food cooperatives that service other areas, like central Arkansas. Although I answered her in the comments section, it occurs to me that others may be curious as well. I checked out my copy of the National Green Pages from Co-op America. There is quite a list in there but the one that services central Arkansas is Ozark Cooperative Warehouse. If others are curious, post a comment and I'll see what I can find for you.
We experimented this morning with lima bean based breakfast patties using a recipe from the Compassionate Cook. Overall they were quite bland but ketchup saved the day. I'm working on ways to spice them up a bit.
Yesterday I checked out the bag sale at the thrift store. Very pleasant people running the show. I spent $5 and came home with:
5 ladies shirts
1 boys button shirt
1 boys pair of super cool pants (at least thats what the kids said)
1 mens shirt
1 pair of ice skates
All items were in mint condition, except the ice skates. They were covered in sticky goo which my daughter cleaned off. Once cleaned off they were in excellent shape. I think the secret to successful thrift store shopping is only select clothes that are in new or nearly new shape. Thanks to thrift store my family and I wear Levis, Gap, Aeropostal, LL Bean, American Eagle, and many others.