Get back to basics with bulk foods at GreenStar. With its strong emphasis on organic and locally produced foods, our Bulk Department truly reflects the needs and values of our membership.
Dig into our large selection of healthy and hearty whole grains, beans, seeds, nuts, fruits, oils, vinegars and sweeteners as well as an amazing selection of granolas, trail mixes, and other snacks.
Every day, in our aisles, you'll find products that represent GreenStar's commitment to protecting the environment and workers' rights. Most of our products are organic (some conventional equivalents are also available) and Fair Trade Certified coffee, chocolate and sweeteners also abound. Of course we are always on the lookout for new Fair Trade products and will stock them as soon as they become available. We also offer many locally produced, organic products such as beans, grains and seeds from Cayuga Pure Organics; maple syrup from Wards Maple; honey from Rowland's Honey; and tofu from Ithaca Soy (made from local, organic soybeans, too!) just to name a few. We also carry many products to support wheat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free diets that may be hard to find elsewhere.
Our friendly and knowledgeable Bulk Department staff has many years of natural food experience and is always available to answer your questions, or help with your specific needs, whatever they may be.
The Bulk Department enjoys support from a large crew of member-workers that help to keep us stocked, in exchange for a healthy discount at the checkout lanes. Some of our member-workers have worked in the Department for over a decade!
Whether you're looking for some basic organic staples to cook dinner at home or for a potluck or some decadent, organic, Fair Trade treat for your sweetie, you'll find it right here, in Bulkville!
New in Bulk
|The Beans, Señor!|
By Joe Damiano,
Organic raw pumpkin seeds are back! We've also got new heirloom scarlet runner beans, freeze-dried organic bananas, and hot cereal.
For those who have been wondering where the organic raw pumpkin seeds have been: for months, we couldn't find any that were grown anywhere but China. Our bylaws prohibit items from China, so it left us scrambling to find a new source. Finally, our good friends at Tierra Farm came through for us again. They've found us some beautiful organic pumpkin seeds from Austria! They truly are a step up — the pumpkin seeds and Tierra Farm, that is.
Watch, too, for heirloom scarlet runner beans from North Bay Trading Company — delicious, nutritious, and beautiful; organic freeze-dried bananas from North Bay Trading Company — reasonably priced, very tasty, and my personal favorite of the freeze-dried fruits we're now carrying; and Organic Oat Bran and Brown Rice Hot Cereal from Fiddlers Green — very similar in consistency to cream of wheat/buckwheat, and quick, easy, and yummy for the morning!