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Grilled Veggies with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette


By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 30 min. Serves: 4 Topped with a paprika, fresh basil and Dijon vinaigrette, this grilled veggie salad is bursting with flavor. Ingredients Vinaigrette 1/2 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup honey 1/2 cup green olives 1 tablespoon Dijon 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves 1 teaspoon sea salt Vegetables 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/2 cup baby carrots, cut in half lengthwise 1 1/2 cups halved button mushrooms 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 large red onion sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices 2 zucchini, ends trimmed, halved lengthwise 1-pound bag washed mixed salad greens Preparation Place all ingredients for the vinaigrette [...]

Grilled Veggies with Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette2020-06-24T15:11:29-04:00

Infusion This


By Co+op, welcome to the table Infusing beverages is kind of like modern art. Or last Friday night. It involves minimal rules, maximum guesswork, and a splash of adventuresome spontaneity. You can infuse pretty much anything, but the best results come from infusing a “life liquid,” and by that we mean water and perhaps the occasional alcoholic spirit. Think of it as a blank canvas. With a little practice, homemade infusions have a fresh flavor that is both cheaper and more authentic than artificial products sold in stores (unless you’re into bubblegum-flavored vodka; then you’re on your own). While we’re not here to tell you how to boost your bevvies—that freedom is bestowed upon the taste buds of the [...]

Infusion This2020-06-19T16:55:13-04:00

FLOWER Program Expanding Qualifiers


GreenStar Food Co-op Extends 13% Discount, Affordable Access for Those with Financial Needs Discount Extended to Those who are Facing Unemployment GreenStar Food Co+op is expanding the eligibility criteria for our FLOWER food access discount program to include people who are receiving unemployment benefits or who have recently been laid off from employment. The qualifier is a temporary addition, allowing community members to sign-up from June 22 through the end of November 2020 for a one-year 13% discount and a free one-year membership for new co-op members. Those who are currently receiving assistance from one of the following programs are also eligible: SNAP (Food Stamps) Unemployment Medicaid WIC SSI Free School Lunch Program TANF – Cash Assistance Healthy Food [...]

FLOWER Program Expanding Qualifiers2020-06-22T10:58:52-04:00

June Council News


June Council Meeting Report from Marilyn Chase, Council President June was the first meeting of the new Council year and we had many tasks to complete, including certifying the results of the spring member vote, electing new officers, and reassigning at-large members to Council committees.   We approved amendments to Council Procedure to clarify licensure requirements of council members and guarantee a state of readiness for any license needed. The draft 2019 Annual Audit was approved, and the final audit is now being prepared.  In addition, Council members discussed two important issues.  GreenStar Council Supports Black Lives Matter   We stand in solidarity with those protesting racial injustice, and we condemn the generations of police brutality, discrimination, and systemic racism experienced [...]

June Council News2020-07-02T16:16:58-04:00

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Co-op


Father's Day is Sunday, June 21 Need a gift for Dad? Look no further than your Co-op! To help you make your selection, we asked the Dads who work at GreenStar to share what they'd like for Father's Day, and here are their suggestions: This bib-style apron is durable, 100% cotton, has two pockets, and extra long ties. Beyond Meat's Beyond Sausage offers plant-based sausage stuffed with delicious flavor and satisfying sizzle. And don't forget the charcoal! Need some recipe inspiration? Try this Charred Asparagus with Tarragon Aioli recipe from Co+op Welcome to the Table. Wondering how to cook a steak for Dad? Check out this How to Cook Great [...]

Father’s Day Gift Ideas from the Co-op2020-06-16T16:23:18-04:00

Barbecued Chicken Wrap


Delight your senses with this quick to assemble wrap featuring pre-cooked chicken with a dash of barbecue sauce and a tangy cabbage slaw. By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain, whole-fat 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice 1/2 teaspoon lime zest 1 clove garlic, pressed 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 cups shredded cabbage 1/2 cup corn 1 medium Roma tomato, chopped 4 oz. Pepper Jack cheese, shredded 1 lb. cooked chicken breast, chopped 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce 6 9-inch flour tortillas Preparation In a medium bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, lime juice and zest, garlic and salt and stir to mix. Add the shredded cabbage and corn [...]

Barbecued Chicken Wrap2020-06-09T16:11:23-04:00

Minty Green Tea Pops


Cool off with these refreshing homemade minty green tea ice pops. While this recipe calls for plain green tea, you can use any other green tea or black tea as well. By Co+op, welcome to the table Total Time: 3 hours including freezing; 10 minutes active Servings: 10 Ingredients 4 cups water 4 teabags green tea 1/2 cup fresh spearmint, plus 10 small leaves 1/4 cup honey Ice pop molds and sticks or 3-oz. paper cups and sticks Preparation Prepare your pop molds. If using paper cups, place them on a sheet pan. In a 2-quart pot, bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool for a few seconds, then drop in the teabags and [...]

Minty Green Tea Pops2020-06-03T11:11:02-04:00

Community Resources


GreenStar stands in solidarity with Black communities in Ithaca, surrounding cities, and all across the country calling for justice for the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many others. We know that these traumatic incidents are not isolated occurrences and cannot be simply blamed on the actions of a few. We must not tolerate a culture where such horrific acts are possible. We must all take action to dismantle systemic racism and create a more inclusive and equitable culture that welcomes, values, and empowers all people. If we are to effectively model our values as a cooperative, we are required to take action and speak up. Black lives matter.  Join us in our efforts to [...]

Community Resources2020-06-06T15:05:10-04:00

General Manager’s Report: Updates from 770 Cascadilla St.


General Manager's Report from Brandon Kane, General Manager Dear GreenStar Community, With the opening of our new store at 770 Cascadilla Street, we’ve opened the door to exciting possibilities for transformation and growth. Thank you for your optimism and for your support of the Co-op as we continually adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and in navigating the operations of the new GreenStar. I want to provide some context on the immediate challenges we’re facing as a result of the pandemic, share our plan to move forward, and provide assurance that growth is imminent as New York State continues its phased reopening and our new store becomes more in sync with our shoppers’ evolving needs. To achieve our [...]

General Manager’s Report: Updates from 770 Cascadilla St.2020-06-10T20:46:49-04:00

Meat Your Top 5 Affordable Steak Cuts


Our NEW meat counter offers fresh cuts of local and humanely-raised beef, pork, and chicken — open from 11 am - 7 pm daily.  By: Co+op, welcome to the table Happy grilling season! Can you smell the smoky BBQ wafting through the nighttime summer breeze? We’re here to fill you in and fill you up, and help you save a few bucks along the way. Check out which of our budget-friendly faves made the cut:  1. An eye for a chuck eye: rib eye flavor for less If you want to grill a flavorful steak on a tight budget, look no further than the chuck eye. C’mon, everyone knows the secret lies in the fifth rib. The [...]

Meat Your Top 5 Affordable Steak Cuts2020-06-03T11:03:40-04:00

Cascadilla St.


Mon – Fri: 8 am – 8 pm
Sat & Sun: 9 am – 8 pm
CLOSED on July 4
307 College Ave
(607) 882-2667


CLOSED Temporarily
215 N Cayuga St
(607) 273-8213