More vegan options are needed locally

To the editor:

Thank you Bernie Emmett for your Dec. 31 letter to the editor about vegan diet awareness. ("Resolve to explore vegan options in 2016")

I am waiting for a vegan grocery store where I can go in and be immersed in a supportive plant-based diet supply to the public. Where every aisle would be an education in learning how to cook, where food is from and the nutritional value it holds. Where I can meet people of similar values, who from here on in look to produce agriculture as a rich, soil-based non-violent solution to heart disease, obesity and digestive ailments for human consumption.

Barbara A. Arpante, Pittsfield