The Blue Pig in Croton on Hudson Offers Locally-Sourced Artisan Ice Cream

The Blue Pig Ice Cream Shop in Croton on Hudson

A favorite Croton gathering spot, The Blue Pig Ice Cream Shop reopened in May under the ownership of longtime resident Lisa Moir. The shop is offering all-new recipes and more wholesome variations on some old favorites.

“My vision for the Pig was clear,” says Moir, “to serve our customers ice cream packed with simple, fresh ingredients acquired from local farmers—ice cream their grandmothers would make.” The new recipes leave out high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors and flavorings. The milk and cream come from the nearby Hudson Valley Fresh Dairy Co-op. The toppings, such as hot fudge, whipped cream and caramel, are all homemade. Flavors will change with the seasons, depending on the availability of local fruits.

The Blue Pig was recently awarded the 2010 Snail of Approval by Slow Food Westchester. The Slow Food movement is rooted in the philosophy that food should be good, clean and fair, says Christopher Roberts, co-leader of Slow Food Westchester. “By embracing this movement and sourcing local, natural ingredients,” Roberts says, “Lisa’s not only delivering a superior product to her customers, she’s helping to support our local farmers and build a more resilient food system for future generations.”

The Blue Pig is located at 121 Maple Street in Croton on Hudson, NY. Phone: 914.271.3850. Hours: Mon–Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri–Sat 11am to 10pm, and Sun 12 to 7pm.

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