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 About Wild Rice

Joe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager

minnesota grown wild riceWild rice is a must for my Thanksgiving menu, and we just brought in the best I've ever tasted, from northern Minnesota.

Which items are absolutely essential to your Thanksgiving menu? Wild rice is one of mine. I'd always thought that the Canadian wild rice we sell in Bulk is the best available — that is, until recently. About three months ago, into GreenStar walked Bruce Savage of Spirit Lake Native Products. Bruce handed me a bag of wild rice that has proven to be, by far, the best I've ever tasted. Spirit Lake is owned and operated by Bruce and Tawny Savage and their four children, Tahkoah, Sage, Cedar, and Kayla. It's a family business that relies on a number of extended family members who live in and around the region. Their land is located on the southwestern border of the 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. If you'd like a sensory experience of why, try some of this Wild Rice!

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