I'm just starting my garden - I rebuilt the raised bed this summer (the ones left by our previous landowner were rotted out) and have been working on soil conditions all summer. Over the weekend I planted PEAS (I so miss fresh peas) and some carrots, with an intent to buy/plant another veggie every week from here on. All hail the convenience of the southern California growing season!
In addition I can my plums as jam every summer, and eat well of my tangelos and lemons almost year 'round. I'm also due to receive the gift of a lime tree from a friend moving out of state next month.
For more unusual "farming" I harvest local acorns from public and neighbor's spaces to make flour (it works much like corn meal, but with higher fat content, a darker color, and nuttier flavor). Hopefully after this season I'll have the process down well enough that I can make flour easily available to locals who bring me nuts from their trees.
No sales yet, but my friends and relatives clamor for jam every year. Maybe I should start making them pay for it...
Raising funds for a new urban farm project in East Los Angeles . . . http://ibu-la.org/
I unfortunately cannot tear up my whole lawn (since I'm renting) but I am in the learning process of creating my little farm, garden. Here in S. FLA the soil is sandy and so I've made a few raised bed boxes of which I'm starting some corn, squash, peppers and tomatoes (so far). I plan to expand this through out the year (as our growing season is kind of reversed with the rest of the country). Florida is the home of the manufactured landscape, so putting some beds on the lawn where big holes were developed due to the drought, feels like a great way to reclaim the earth.
So for now it's "cold weather vegetables" (though it doesn't get cold) and I'll plan on some more summer, warm weather vegetables towards the end of spring. I'll probably take the summer off, since the son is brutal and unforgiving to a lot of non native plants.