Anyone can do it.
Why not try one small green thing and see how it grows?
Waiting for response from TJ's Contact Form I filled out.
MY EMAIL AND TJS' RESPONSE:Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 1:15 PMTo: Web Customer RelationsSubject: Trader Joe's General Feedback FormComments:Hello there,This month, I have been conducting a personal experiment where I attemptto buy only produce grown in North America. (Doesn't seem like it wouldbe too hard, right?) We eat a lot of bananas, and we grocery shop atTrader Joe's weekly.Unfortunately, all your bananas (organic and non) are grown in Ecuador.And your organic garlic is from Argentina! Can't you find produce thatis at least grown in North America?Thanks.Renee Renee,Thank you for your feedback. We understand your concerns with some ofour products being imported and/or farm raised. Whenever possible,Trader Joe's will try to source our produce from suppliers in the UnitedStates. However, often times domestic producers cannot supply us in theamounts that we need and at the prices we are looking for, based uponour customer demands. That is when we will source out products fromother countries and sources.All of the produce that Trader Joe's sells is grown in accordance withall current USDA and FDA regulations. Moreover, our buyers go to greatlengths to ensure that we are receiving seafood that is coming fromsustainable, legal sources that have a minimal effect on theenvironment. Our vendors work with the regulatory agencies directlyinvolved, ensuring that the product is legally caught or harvested.Should we ever receive verifiable evidence to the contrary, we willdiscontinue business with that particular vendor.Ultimately, it is our customers that determine what we carry in ourstores. They vote with their dollars, letting us know directly throughtheir purchases what they wish for us to carry. This policy applies toevery product that we carry. If the volume of sales should ever drop onany item, it would stand the risk of being discontinued and no longbrought into our stores.Sincerely,AmyTrader Joe'sCustomer Relations