In 2009, the rules of my experiment were:
Finish eating what we have in the cupboards.
New purchases must meet the local, seasonal, organic, sustainably farmed criteria.
Fish must be wild and caught in a sustainable manner and as local as possible.
Eggs must be cage free, with an organic diet.
Poultry must be pastured, fed an organic diet and local.
Milk, cheese and cream must come from local dairies (not dairy pools).
Honey must be organic or close as possible and local.
Fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains must be local and organic from small, mostly self-sustaining farms.
Anything not on this list must be made by me from the above ingredients or by local farmers or food artisans.
Coffee, chocolate, coconut oil and sugar are exempt but must be fair trade and shade grown (except sugar which must still be organic and fair trade.)
Any other purchases must be from US sources.
Update: By 2010 all produce and most fruits, plus eggs and some meat were coming from my yard. By 2011 most meat and dairy were coming from my yard. In 2013 I hope to have honey and mushrooms, as well as all meat coming from my yard. My final frontier in 2014 will be all animal forage coming from my yard. Will I make it?