CBS Sunday Morning: Home grown: Moving next to the farm

Home grown: Moving next to the farm

Life in the suburbs is changing as more and more communities are springing upon around working farms.

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When it comes to feasting, more and more Americans these days are enjoying food that is "home grown" — or at the very least, food that comes from the farm right next door. Mark Strassmann reports our Cover Story:

All you foodies, take a closer look: this tree-lined, suburban street might lead to heaven on Earth.

"I would say that probably 80% of the food that we eat comes from within a five-mile radius of this house," said Clay Johnson. "These peppers, yeah, come from 50 feet away!"

Johnson and Rosalyn Lemieux moved their family here from Washington, D.C., two years ago. Their five-bedroom, five-bathroom home sits 40 minutes south of downtown Atlanta.

They bought here for the close-knit neighborhood — and an organic farm right beyond their backyard.

"We had a friend from New York City come down here and ask us if it was decorative, the farm!" Johnson laughed. "He would say, like, ‘Did they put those hay bales out there? Is that an art installation?’"

But this isn’t the TV series "Green Acres," in which Oliver and Lisa Douglas were city folk trying their hand at farming. Johnson and Lemieux are technology consultants living in a development called Serenbe