Friday, 01 July 2011 19:07By Kristie Snyder,
Update: GreenStar Council has hired Brandon Kane as the Co-op's new General Manager.
We should have something very exciting to report in next month's GreenLeaf — a new General Manager for GreenStar. After over a year of work, the General Manager Search Committee presented Council with three General Manager (GM) finalists at its June meeting. The three candidates, Joe Marraffino, Jeff Lydon and Brandon Kane, will conduct interviews with Council, staff and members in late June and early July.
Joe Marraffino has worked as an organizer with the Arizmendi Development and Support Cooperative and as a worker-owner with the Arizmendi Bakery, both in San Francisco.
Jeff Lydon was Executive Director of the Community Dispute Resolution Center in Ithaca, Executive Director of Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, and Executive Director of the SPCA of Tompkins County.
Brandon Kane is GreenStar's current Store Manager, and has been acting as Interim General Manager since February 2010. He joined GreenStar's staff in 2004 as Grocery Manager.
Friday, 01 July 2011 18:57By Joe Romano,
Don't fake it baby; lay the real thing on me.
The church of man, love, is such a holy place to be.
— David Bowie, 1971
It was 1971 — forty years ago. Astronaut Alan Shepard swung a six iron to hit a golf ball on the moon. Leaving this planet and soaring into space beyond had become old news; people had been doing it for ten years already. And Shepard was already the fifth person to set foot on the moon. I guess he figured it was time to have a little fun.
The moon had previously been an object of romance and mystery, of legend and even of worship, but never seemed to be so much a place, and certainly not a destination, until a little more than forty years ago. Few had ever envisioned the moon as a giant sandtrap.
Friday, 01 July 2011 18:39By Dan Hoffman,
Council Member and Unofficial Co-op Historian
Wow! 40 years! That's four decades... two full generations... almost 15,000 days-in-the-life. And a lot of apples, if you've been with us all those days, trying to keep the doctors (and food profiteers) away.
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Wild 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...