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

Deez Nutz (and Seeds)

Joe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager

almond-bot-illWhat's so special about our new line of sprouted nuts 
and seeds? Read on and find out about the benefits!

You may have noticed that we've been adding many products that contain sprouted nuts and seeds. I've been getting a lot of questions about them, so I want to share a little bit about the nutritional and digestive benefits of eating these products. Nuts and seeds are a rich source of protein, omega-3 fatty 
acids, fiber, vitamins B and E, and the minerals magnesium, calcium, copper, selenium, zinc, and iron. In unsprouted form, they also contain enzyme inhibitors and phytic acid, which prevents absorption of minerals. Sprouting neutralizes some phytic acid, thus improving mineral absorption, and removes some enzyme inhibitors, improving overall digestibility. To put it simply, sprouted nuts and seeds offer more nutrition and make for easier digestion than their unsprouted counterparts. Try some and let me know what you think!

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