Meat Your Top 5 Affordable Steak Cuts

2020-06-03T11:03:40-04:00

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

Sow What? Choosing to Grow from Seed

2020-04-13T13:54:55-04:00

By Seed Matters, Welcome to the Table There are many reasons to start vegetable plants from seed: it is less expensive, you have control over both quality and organic status of plants and you can pick a healthy, chemical-free potting soil. But best of all, when you grow your own plants from seed, a world of unique plants opens up to you. Growing from seed gives you access to the thousands of varieties available in seed catalogs, garden stores, seed swaps, and seed libraries. In fact, the sheer variety may feel overwhelming at first, but if you imagine how you want to use the produce, it will be easier to choose which to grow. Do you want to grow tomatoes [...]

Sow What? Choosing to Grow from Seed2020-04-13T13:54:55-04:00

GreenStar Supports Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)

2020-04-13T13:19:57-04:00

While we are currently asking customers not to bring reusable bags, we continue to honor our Bring Your Own Bag, Use It for Good donation commitments. Each quarter, GreenStar selects three local not-for-profits to be the recipients of our Bring Your Own Bag, Use It for Good program donations. Our BYOB program encouraged shoppers to bring their own bags by providing them with a token worth 5¢ that they can donate to one of the chosen organizations. This quarter, our recipients are Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN), the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, and the Ithaca Children’s Garden. In the heart of upstate NY lie 11 lakes called the Finger Lakes. The lakes are long, narrow, and oriented in the [...]

GreenStar Supports Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)2020-04-13T13:19:57-04:00

Earth Day Starts at Home: Reducing Food Waste

2020-04-13T12:03:35-04:00

By Robin Asbell, Welcome to the Table I have a confession to make. Sometimes, in the course of my week, I make too much food. Sound like a good problem to have? Well, it seems to be alarmingly common in our affluent country. My excuse is that I develop recipes for a living, so I test recipes even when I already have food to eat. My family, friends, and neighbors all benefit from my overproduction, but more often than I would like, things go to waste. That half a jar of tomatoes for the pizza I made a couple of weeks ago got ignored when I moved on to testing dessert recipes. Then, we meant to finish all that cake, [...]

Earth Day Starts at Home: Reducing Food Waste2020-04-13T12:03:35-04:00

GreenStar Supports the Cayuga Waterfront Trail

2020-04-14T12:54:06-04:00

While we are currently asking customers not to bring reusable bags, we continue to honor our Bring Your Own Bag, Use It for Good donation commitments. Each quarter, GreenStar selects three local not-for-profits to be the recipients of our Bring Your Own Bag, Use It for Good program donations. Our BYOB program encouraged shoppers to bring their own bags by providing them with a token worth 5¢ that they can donate to one of the chosen organizations. This quarter, our recipients are the Cayuga Waterfront Trail, Ithaca Children’s Garden, and CLEAN (Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now). The Cayuga Waterfront Trail Initiative (CWTI) is a partnership of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the City of Ithaca. The [...]

GreenStar Supports the Cayuga Waterfront Trail2020-04-14T12:54:06-04:00

Nurturing Little Green Thumbs

2020-04-07T10:23:05-04:00

By Eve Adamson, welcometothetable.coop There’s something about growing things that appeals to kids, and several casual studies suggest that when kids grow their own vegetables, they are more likely to eat vegetables. It was certainly true in my case. Decades later, my own son, who at 14 remains suspicious of most green things, finally became more open minded when his summer camp grew a vegetable garden. If gardening is the way to get kids to eat more vegetables (not to mention spend more time with you), then why aren’t we all doing it? Even if you only have a small backyard plot, or room for a few containers on your deck or porch, you can get growing together. Gardening with [...]

Nurturing Little Green Thumbs2020-04-07T10:23:05-04:00

GreenStar Supports the Ithaca Children’s Garden

2020-04-01T15:23:50-04:00

While we are currently asking customers not to bring reusable bags, we continue to honor our Bring Your Own Bag, Use It for Good donation commitments. Each quarter, GreenStar selects three local not-for-profits to be the recipients of our Bring Your Own Bag, Use It for Good program donations. Our BYOB program encouraged shoppers to bring their own bags by providing them with a token worth 5¢ that they can donate to one of the chosen organizations. This quarter, our recipients are the Ithaca Children’s Garden, Cayuga Waterfront Trail, and CLEAN (Cayuga Lake Environmental Action Now). Ithaca Children’s Garden (ICG) is an award-winning, three-acre public children’s garden designed for kids, enjoyed by all, and driven by a mission to [...]

GreenStar Supports the Ithaca Children’s Garden2020-04-01T15:23:50-04:00

770 Cascadilla Street — Opening Soon!

2020-04-02T14:09:59-04:00

Welcome to the new store! Our new flagship store at 770 Cascadilla St. is nearly ready to welcome you! As we put on the finishing touches, finalize product selection, and get everything ready for our opening date (to be announced), we’d like to give you a sneak peek into the new store. The first thing you’ll notice is the spacious parking lot and the large pedestrian area outside the store entrance, which provides a gathering space and covered bike racks. As you pass through the store entrance, take a look at a map featuring our local suppliers, and then proceed to the main grocery area or into the produce, prepared foods, and cafe area. Our spacious new eating area seats [...]

770 Cascadilla Street — Opening Soon!2020-04-02T14:09:59-04:00

Bread-Making Basics

2020-03-26T11:24:37-04:00

By Robin Asbell, welcome to the table.coop It might be hard to believe that I remember a recipe from 40 years ago. My Mom's battered copy of The Joy of Cooking had several bread recipes, including one for Cornell Formula White Bread. The recipe was for a loaf of white bread with added soy flour, dried milk powder, and a little wheat germ. The headnote at the beginning of the recipe stated that the bread had been developed at Cornell University as an easy way to boost protein in the diet. It was created to help feed people in the war rationing times of the 1940s. While poring over the stained pages of the book, I became fascinated by the [...]

Bread-Making Basics2020-03-26T11:24:37-04:00

Ramen Eggs: Simple and Delicious!

2020-03-10T16:46:27-04:00

Ramen eggs can be found floating atop your favorite noodle bowl. A discolored exterior may cause some minor concern at first, but once you know the secret, you’ll never go back. You may find yourself eating more eggs than ever before, so plan your shopping accordingly. By Chris Logue, GreenStar Food Educator Prep Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 eggs Ingredients 4 eggs, whole, raw, and in the shell 1 ½ Tbsp mirin 3   Tbsp tamari, wheat-free  3   Tbsp sugar 1 ½ Tbsp miso paste, white ½  Tbsp honey 1 garlic clove, crushed and roughly chopped Preparation To soft boil the eggs: Bring a small saucepan of water to a rolling boil. While this heats, remove the eggs from [...]

Ramen Eggs: Simple and Delicious!2020-03-10T16:46:27-04:00

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