Member Appreciation Days

GreenStar Co-op was started in 1971 as a member-owned natural foods co-op. In our 46 years in Ithaca, our membership has grown to more than 12,000 member-owners – that’s close to half the population of Ithaca! By joining the Co-op, […]

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Celebrate World Fair Trade Day on May 13

Fair Trade is trade built on trust and respect, spanning geographic and cultural boundaries. World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration on Saturday, May 13. Around the world, there will be events and discussions showcasing the work of small-scale producers and artisans who are […]

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After the Fire, 25 Years Later

After the Fire – Big Decisions That Still Resonate, 25 Years Later By Dan Hoffman, Council Member and (GreenStar Historian) As noted in the January GreenLeaf, 2017 is the 25-year anniversary of the fire that destroyed GreenStar’s store on Cayuga […]

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Grab Your Free GreenStar Bag!

Starting today, March 31, GreenStar will be giving out free reusable shopping bags thru the month of April. Bringing your own bag is good for the planet and, through our Bring Your Own Bag, Use It for Good program, it’s […]

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Alaffia Shea Butter Co-op

Article By: Co+op, stronger together When Olowo-n’djo Tchala was a child in Togo, West Africa, he would work alongside his mother collecting nuts from shea trees to sell to government-sponsored shea nut buyers. Women traditionally gather them, and even though shea […]

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