A common critique of the locavore food movement is that it's elitist. In the case of Jason Ring, that couldn't be further from the truth. He raises chickens, goats and pigs to take some financial grocery pressure off his income. In his small backyard in San Diego, Jason provides a large portion of his family's food, as well as a fair share of their life lessons.

We made this video for the new Whole Foods website Dark Rye, but we loved the story so much that we wanted to share it with you.

Warning: This video does include some graphic images. Click with caution.

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