If you have lots of time on your hands, and some skill as well, then buy the locally produced yarn and knit a pair of mittens. Purchase some late fall/early winter produce such as apples or pears and make applesauce or pear butter. Try your hand at pickling cauliflower. Folks always appreciate home-produced things – and you can’t get more local than that! Just be sure to follow researched recipes for pickles and such. Check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation at /nchfp if you need a little help in this area.