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 Goodness in Every Cup

By Joe Damiano,
Bulk Department Manager

peruvian-natural-process-coffeePeruvian family farmers to you, try Coyona Peruvian Naturals coffee. It's an amazing Fair Trade product at an amazing price.

Don't miss a new coffee with a great, unique taste (and a nice price — $7.99/lb!) that's slated to have a limited run here at GreenStar. Coyona Peruvian Naturals comes directly from the small village of 500 that I visited with Equal Exchange last year. The location of this region of Peru, just on the edge of jungle and desert, means the beans can dry naturally within the juicy sweetness of the coffee cherry, in a quick and uniform manner. These beans (the ones the farmers usually keep for themselves!) offer a stronger, deeper flavor. Only a handful of U.S. coops get to partake of these beans, roasted by Equal Exchange in the French Roast style, which caramelizes the sweetness and brings out the fruity and deep earth flavors. This micro-lot buy (with no organic certification paperwork because of its size) has really helped the farmers of Coyona financially! This is just one more way that we, as a co-op, differ from a regular food store in our practices and impact.

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