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

Co-op Grown Volcano Rice is a Blast

By Joe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager

Volcano rice is a nutrient-dense and delicious heirloom food, and we have several beautiful varieties from Lotus Foods Rice.

volcano-riceHave you tried any of our Lotus Foods Rice? Volcano rice is a mineral- and antioxidant-packed blend of traditional aromatic West Java rices grown on volcanic soils rich in magnesium, manganese, and zinc — essential minerals so often lacking in modern diets. The blend includes nutrient-dense Sintanur brown rice, whole-grain red rice, and lightly milled red rice. It's reputed to restore vitality because of its high mineral, fiber, and antioxidant content. To make it even more appealing, Volcano rice cooks in 30 minutes! And its origins are appealing too, as it's grown by a cooperative of Tasikmalaya family farmers, one of the first co-ops in Indonesia to get the rice it produces certified as both organic and Fair Trade. Give Volcano rice a try and, while you're at it, check out our other distinctive varieties of Lotus Foods rices: Pink, Red Bhutanese, and Mekong Flower.

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