GreenStar Donates $8,700 to Support Black Lives Matter Movement


GreenStar made a total donation of $8,695.00 distributed equally among three organizations for the Black Lives Matter movement: BLM Ithaca, BLM Syracuse, and BLM Greater New York. The donation represents 5% of our gross sales from June 17 – 19. By donating to multiple chapters, GreenStar may have an impact on local and regional levels for positive change. Thank you to those who shared their perspectives on how GreenStar can best show its support at this time and to those who shared in GreenStar’s commitment to give by shopping during the fundraising period. GreenStar's Council issued the following statement: GreenStar Council recognizes that there is much work to be done towards becoming an anti-racist organization. We stand in solidarity [...]

GreenStar Donates $8,700 to Support Black Lives Matter Movement2020-06-25T15:59:39-04:00

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

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

May Council News


May Council Meeting Report from Marilyn Chase, Council President I am so happy we are finally settled in at our beautiful, welcoming, environmentally-friendly store at 770 Cascadilla Street. It is the realization of dreams. Cooperation by many played a significant role throughout the entire process: settling on a location, developing working relationships and contracts, drafting plans to refurbish the building and surroundings, completion of construction and the process of moving offices, employees, and operations into our new home. Our amazing staff accomplished this move while also facing the challenges of adapting the new store due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This required a review of the processes and the functions of every job to ensure the survival of the Cooperative.  [...]

May Council News2020-05-29T14:53:51-04:00

I Love My Co-op!


We've been so touched by the kindness & generosity that our community has shown us. Here's some of the messages we received from our community: Just wanted to say thank you for this email and send our family’s very best wishes to the staff member who contracted the virus. Our thoughts are with them and we want them to know that if it is at all possible! We really appreciate everyone at GreenStar. With lots of love! This is so hard for all of you, and thanks for keeping us informed. Praying that the illnesses are very mild, and that no more spreading happens.  Thank you so much for taking every precaution [...]

I Love My Co-op!2020-05-27T14:56:57-04:00

April Council News


April Council Meeting Report from Marilyn Chase, Council President Council is continuing its work, although at a much slower pace. As a team, we are accustomed to conversing with each before and after meetings, when encountering each other in the stores, or while tabling. This new paradigm of only seeing everyone at web meetings with no incidental conversations has slowed our work significantly. I am realizing how much our work was discussed at these times, and that adjustments to our communications are necessary to maintain connection and discussion. At the April meeting, Council granted Hope Spithaler a three-month leave of absence. She will return to her role and regain her responsibilities commencing at the July Council meeting. We approved [...]

April Council News2020-06-18T10:46:20-04:00

Share The Love!


Submit A Thank You Message to Our Staff! In love, gratitude, and immense appreciation of our courageous and hardworking staff, we're asking our community to take a moment to express their appreciation by filling out a thank you card. Not only are we opening a new store, but we're dealing with a global pandemic and our staff is holding it together and making it all happen. How to Participate: -Print out a thank you card here or pick one up from store -Color the image yourself or recruit a kid to help -Bring your completed card to the store and put it in our "mailbox" at the front of the store or mail your card to: GreenStar Food Co+op [...]

Share The Love!2020-05-20T12:12:40-04:00

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