General Manager’s Report: Collaborating for Positive Impact


By Brandon Kane, General Manager A fundamental difference between GreenStar Food Co+op and our competitors is our collaboration with people, organizations, and businesses in our community to make a positive impact. At GreenStar, we review all choices through the lens of our triple bottom line — people, planet, prosperity — and involve our member-owners to the extent possible in decision-making. I want to revisit the ways GreenStar is cooperating with you in our sustainability efforts. Buying local is one way we reduce our carbon footprint. Undoubtedly, locally grown and produced products require a shorter transport, so the more we purchase foods and goods grown or produced within our region, the stronger our impact. About 27% of GreenStar’s annual sales are [...]

General Manager’s Report: Collaborating for Positive Impact2019-12-05T15:54:14-05:00

Tangerine Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies


These oatmeal cookies have a seasonal twist, combining tangy tangerines and jewel-like cranberries with a buttery, chewy oatmeal dough. By Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 45 minutes; 20 minutes active Servings: 34 cookies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups rolled oats 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 stick butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 large egg 1 tangerine, zest and juice (approximately 1 Tbsp zest and 1/4 cup juice) 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup dried cranberries Preparation Heat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 large sheet pans with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, baking soda, salt, and tangerine zest and toss to combine. [...]

Tangerine Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies2019-12-02T13:23:18-05:00

Leftover Heaven: Turkey Banh Mi with Quick-Pickled Cranberries


Banh mi is a Vietnamese sandwich that melds French bread with the fresh, herbal flavors of Vietnam. This combination of savory turkey with tangy, fresh quick-pickled cranberries and carrot and a smear of creamy mayo makes for an exciting way to use up leftover turkey. By Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 40 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients Quick-Pickled Cranberries 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup chopped cranberries 1 cup shredded carrot Sandwich  1 or 2 baguettes, cut into 4 6-inch lengths 4 Tbsp mayonnaise 1 tsp. vegetable oil 1 small onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger 2 cups shredded turkey 2 Tbsp fish sauce, more if needed 1 tsp. five-spice [...]

Leftover Heaven: Turkey Banh Mi with Quick-Pickled Cranberries2019-11-19T11:34:52-05:00

Brighten Up Your Holiday Table with Thanksgiving Slaw


This easy, side dish features bright color and flavor and comes together in minutes. It’s also a great make-ahead dish. By Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4-6 Ingredients 1/2 bunch Tuscan kale 8 large Brussels sprouts 3 cups shredded red cabbage 1 medium carrot, shredded 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 3/4 cup dried cranberries Preparation Tear the leaves of the kale away from the stems. Roll up the stacked leaves, and slice thinly crosswise. Slice Brussels sprouts crosswise thinly. Slice red cabbage in half, and then cut crosswise into thin slices to make three cups. Shred the carrot, and combine all the [...]

Brighten Up Your Holiday Table with Thanksgiving Slaw2019-11-19T12:32:54-05:00

Native American Heritage Foods: Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


Wild rice (manoomin) is native to the upper Midwest, where it is still hand harvested by knocking the grains into a canoe. Real, wild-harvested wild rice is mottled gray and cooks more quickly than cultivated wild rice. Cultivated wild rice is shiny, black, and has much larger grains than the wild kind. Look for Spirit Lake Native Products Manoomin in GreenStar's Bulk Department — this true wild rice is hand harvested from lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation. By Robin Asbell, co+op stronger together Total Time: 45-60 minutes, 30 minutes active Servings: 6 Ingredients 1/2 cup wild rice water 2 Tbsp butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 ribs celery, [...]

Native American Heritage Foods: Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup2019-11-13T11:25:08-05:00

Easy Vegan Golden Gravy


This classic vegan gravy is thick, rich, and comes together in minutes. The recipe is easily doubled or even tripled for a crowd. Recipe from Farm Sanctuary's Vegan Vittles cookbook 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 1/2 cups water 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp. olive, corn, or canola oil 1/4 tsp. onion granules 1/8 tsp. ground white or black pepper Place the nutritional yeast flakes and flour in a dry, 1-quart saucepan, and toast them over medium heat, stirring constantly, until they are lightly browned. Remove the saucepan from the heat. Gradually whisk in water, soy sauce, and oil until the gravy is very smooth. Then whisk in onion granules and pepper. Cook [...]

Easy Vegan Golden Gravy2019-11-19T11:29:17-05:00

Get Pumped about Energy Efficiency with HeatSmart


By Jonathan Comstock, Solar Tompkins HeatSmart Program Director GreenStar members can be proud of their co-op for making sustainable energy use a key design criteria for the new store nearing completion at 770 Cascadilla Street.  This includes enhanced energy efficiency measures such as excellent insulation of the building envelope and using Air Source Heat Pumps (ASHP) to heat and air condition the new store. These features provide benefits during building in the form of energy efficiency grants and low-interest loans. After construction, they will provide a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable store to work and shop in.  And in the big picture, you, the GreenStar member-owners, are simultaneously making a real contribution to sustainability and a future that is not [...]

Get Pumped about Energy Efficiency with HeatSmart2019-11-13T10:39:20-05:00

Iroquois Roasted Cornmeal Pancakes


Iroquois White Corn, a staple of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) diet, makes a fabulous pancake.  Pair it with fruit for a sweet start to the day, or add chopped veggies for a savory version. By Iroquois White Corn Project Makes 24 pancakes (4-5” diameter) Ingredients 3 cups Iroquois Roasted White Corn Flour 2 cups all-purpose flour 8 tsp. baking powder 5 cups low-fat buttermilk 4 eggs (or 2 cups egg substitute) ½ tsp. salt 8 Tbsp canola oil Directions In a large bowl stir together flour, corn flour, baking powder, and salt. In a separate large bowl whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, and oil. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pour buttermilk mixture into the well. Stir [...]

Iroquois Roasted Cornmeal Pancakes2019-11-06T12:42:20-05:00

Appreciating the Cooperative Model


Part of the Co+op Forest, along the Huayabamba River in northern Peru. By GreenStar Membership Department Staff November has arrived, launching what many consider to be the season to give thanks, so it’s timely to reflect on our feelings of gratitude. Naturally, you might be thinking of how much you appreciate your family and friends, your home, or your good health. Maybe you’re remembering and honoring those who have sacrificed much, so that we can exercise our human and democratic rights. If you’re a member of a cooperative enterprise, you likely acknowledge and appreciate how this alternative business model is doing things differently — using cooperative principles to put our collective values into practice. One of the [...]

Appreciating the Cooperative Model2019-11-05T11:54:39-05:00

Iroquois White Corn Project Cornmeal Cookies


Recipe by Iroquois White Corn Project Makes about 3 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for shaping ½ cup Iroquois Roasted White Corn Flour ½ tsp. of salt ¾ cup room temperature unsalted butter ¾ cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp. vanilla extract* *For a different flavor, substitute lemon zest and a ½ tsp. ground cardamom for the vanilla. Preparation Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, corn flour, salt, and cardamom (if used). Set aside. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla (or lemon zest) and beat until smooth. With mixer on low, gradually [...]

Iroquois White Corn Project Cornmeal Cookies2019-11-06T11:58:42-05:00

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