Go to farmers' markets and farm stands, or buy a share in a CSA. Buy a whole cow. Keep it in your freezer. Share it with your neighbor. You'll put money directly in the pocket of a farmer rather than a host of middlemen.
There were many reasons to like Obama, but as a food writer, I loved the fact that he was a Frontera/Topolobampo dude while Dubya was still choking on pretzels and chomping on Tex-Mex style burritos as big as his head.