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

Wild Wild Life

minnesota grown wild riceJoe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager

Wild rice is an essential for your Thanksgiving table. Try ours, from Spirit Lake Native wild rice — it's the best there is.

When planning my personal menu for Thanksgiving, there are some items that, I feel, are absolutely essential. Wild Rice is one of them. I've always thought that the Organic Canadian Wild Rice that we sell in Bulk was the best available — it really is excellent. However, I then met Bruce Savage of Spirit Lake Native Products. Bruce walked into GreenStar one early-autumn day and handed me a bag of wild rice that has proven to be, by far, the best I have ever tasted. Spirit Lake is owned and operated by Bruce and his family and relies on a number of extended family members who live in and around the southwestern border of Lake Superior Chippewa Fond du Lac Reservation in Carlton county in northern Minnesota. I love to support small family farms that are doing great things and making great products. Try some of this wild rice and you'll see why!

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