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

A Bowl of Hot Soup

Joe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager

32 bean 8 vegetable soup 300pxNorth Bay Trading Company's soup mixes make it easy to put warm, nourishing soup on the table —add some dried mushrooms, too!

It's the perfect time of year to remind you about North Bay Trading Company's hearty, delicious soup mixes: Spicy Southwest, Wild Rice Vegetable, 32 bean & 8 Vegetable, and Whole Wheat Alphabet Vegetable. What's better on a cold winter day than a big pot of soup? And if you're going to make a pot of any size, don't forget to pick up some wakame (or any of the eight types of sea vegetables that we carry in bulk) and shiitake mushrooms (or any of the five types of mushrooms that we carry in bulk). These make great additions to any soup, especially miso. Have you made any miso soup lately?? We have no less than seven types of miso in the Bulk Department! They're deeply satisfying and nourishing. Remember not to boil miso, but to stir it in at the end of cooking or even into individual serving bowls. Enjoy!

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