More About the Bulk Department

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

Jungle Peanuts

By Joe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager

Peanut plant NSRWDid you know we make granola right in our new GreenStar kitchen? We do, and it's available here in the Bulk Department.

Have you ever tried GreenStar's own Oasis Maple Nut Granola? Baked in small batches in our new kitchen then stocked fresh in Bulk at both stores, it's fast becoming a favorite of Ithaca's granola crowd. I'm betting it'll satiate your taste buds as well as your hunger. Personal tip here: it's excellent on ice cream and frozen desserts of all kinds. An interesting, nutritious new item will be making its Ithaca debut in August — Jungle Peanuts! Containing over 30 percent protein, Jungle Peanuts are loaded with essential nutrients, minerals, and amino acids. Numerous studies extolling the health benefits of these peanuts have been published over the years, promoting this humble snack's power to elevate metabolism, potentially lower LDL Cholesterol, protect against weight gain, and even reduce the risk of Coronary Heart Disease. I don't usually get too excited about peanuts, but these are really pretty great!

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