Q: I wish this blog wouldn't focus so much on eating food that isn't good for you. If the village is ever going to move forward and attract a business like Trader Joe's we have to show them that we are willing to make a commitment to good eating. We need officials to start setting better diet examples.
A: Wow. We've been down this road before...Normally your editor wouldn't respond to something like this but...
First Trader Joe's will never come to Croton. We don't fit the geographic, population or other demographics. They have said so. In addition, we don't get to decide what other people eat--and as for our officials setting a better "diet example"...sheesh....
In short, Croton residents don't "have" to commit to anything--and the idea that a place like Trader Joe's will only come to Croton if we make some sort of "collective" visible commitment to your definition of "good" food is somewhat grandiose to put it kindly.
That bieng said, there are plenty of choices for the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and locally-sourced folks. Or in the alternative, you can open your own business--or find another blog that appeals to your dietary lifestyle. Here however, are some links you may enjoy:
--FOR VEGAN DEVOTEES AND THOSE THAT ARE GLUTEN-FREE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/for-vegan-devotees-those-who-are-gluten.html
--AND RAGA HAS VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN OPTIONS https://www.ragaindiancuisineny.com/
--AND MORE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/from-everything-croton-mailbox.html
--COOKIE'S SWEET CORN IS ARRIVING SOON; locally sourced blueberries, melons, peaches, plums, strawberries as well. 1360 Albany Post Road; 271-5129, Croton Country Gardens
--CROTON'S FARMERS MARKET OPEN FOR THE 2017 SEASON, a photo album courtesy of Croton United http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/photo-album-courtesy-of-croton-united.html