I know that we're having a market day on day one, but there will probably be some foods that are pretty much staples for everyone, and having a variety of seed types/ plants of those foods will help to ensure a productive garden. What do you think?
I just found out that black beans and lentils should grow here, solving my protein issue, but all you carnivores may want to consider growing some too just in case the hunting/ fishing doesn't go as planned. You can make lots of lovely foods with lentils and black beans, and I found a place for organic starter beans if anyone's interested.
I plan on growing mainly heirloom and/or organics; if anyone else wants to go that route, Seeds of Change www.seedsofchange.com has lots of nice veggies, and Trees of Antiquity www.treesofantiquity.com has some great selections of berries, grapes, hardy kiwis, as well as trees of course (not that most of us have any more room for trees in our yards, but the berries and such could be great!).
I know that finding salt in some way is encouraged, but you may also consider adding veggies that are naturally high in sodium such as beets, kale, chard, celery, artichokes, corn, dandelion greens, carrots, and endive to your dishes. This of course won't help you out when using salt for preserving, but for dietary needs, it may do the trick.
Also, at the end of summer growing season, when we all have this amazing harvest, would you all like to do some preserving together? We have a great pressure canner, and Todd has plans to build a solar food dehydrator. Your thoughts?