The region, geography, and/or local culture definitely influence a person’s food options and choices. I live in Malone, NY which is about 20 minutes from the Canadian border. My town is not very big and only has 3 supermarkets to get groceries from (Walmart, Price Chopper, and Aldi). We more recently have had more family-owned farm stands open up to sell locally grown produce as well as a weekly farmers market where a large group of the Amish as well as other vendors come and sell their homegrown and homemade goods. The farmers market and other locally-owned farm stands are only open for a few months out of the year because of the weather. Malone is also known to be an agricultural town that grows mainly corn and potatoes and also has several dairy farms.