Before eating organic became cool
This is an interesting article about a Hmong family who grew their own produce, not because it was cool, but out of necessity. It's brought up a lot of memories for me, as my own family also grew and continues to grow a lot of their own produce. My mom's got a total green thumb - whenever I go home I know I can look forward to dinners with snow peas, green onions, squashes and melons from the back yard.
It's somewhat ironic that growing produce is now a signifier of a certain class of people - who can afford to have the space and time to devote to tending a garden for bragging rights.