Achieve Turkey Perfection with Our Roasting Tips

2019-11-19T12:26:02-05:00

Roast your turkey to perfection with these easy tips. By Co+op, stronger together Roasting Remove the giblets from turkey cavities after thawing. Cook separately. Set oven temperature no lower than 325°F. Place turkey or turkey breast on lower rack in a shallow roasting pan. For even cooking, bake stuffing in a separate casserole dish, versus in the bird. Use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the stuffing. The center should reach 165°F. If you choose to stuff your turkey, the ingredients can be prepared ahead of time. Separate wet and dry ingredients, and chill wet ingredients (butter/margarine, cooked celery and onions, broth, etc.) until ready to prepare. Mix wet and dry ingredients together just before filling the turkey cavities. Fill the cavities loosely. Cook the turkey [...]

Achieve Turkey Perfection with Our Roasting Tips2019-11-19T12:26:02-05:00

Get Pumped about Energy Efficiency with HeatSmart

2019-11-13T10:39:20-05:00

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

Appreciating the Cooperative Model

2019-11-05T11:54:39-05:00

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

Indigenous Foods Spotlight

2019-11-04T14:06:43-05:00

Many of us turn toward gratitude in the months and national holidays of November and December. Haudenosaunee people, indigenous to the Finger Lakes region, give thanks every day. The Thanksgiving Address, or Gano:nyok, serves as a daily reminder to appreciate and acknowledge all things. The Gano:nyok reinforces the connection that people have to the world around them. A portion of this address gives thanks for food: “With one mind, we turn to honor and thank all the Food Plants we harvest from the garden. Since the beginning of time, the grains, vegetables, beans, and berries have helped the people survive. Many other living things draw strength from them too. We gather all the Plant Foods together as one and [...]

Indigenous Foods Spotlight2019-11-04T14:06:43-05:00

General Manager’s Report: In Gratitude

2019-12-03T11:40:53-05:00

By Brandon Kane, General Manager In the spirit of the season of gratitude, I want to thank you for your support of GreenStar Food Co-op. As a member-owner, owner-volunteer, producer, or shopper, you are the reason GreenStar continues to thrive. When you attend Co-op events, provide suggestions, and participate in our democratic process, you lead the way in affecting the direction and future of our cooperatively owned business. Right now, you can participate in two different surveys posted online. Our annual Customer Satisfaction Survey — for both member-owners and shoppers who have not yet joined the Co-op — is available until Nov. 30. In preparing to expand our product line, we’re also inviting recommendations for [...]

General Manager’s Report: In Gratitude2019-12-03T11:40:53-05:00

Emmy’s Organics: Deliciously Simple Local Coconut Treats

2019-11-01T10:29:44-04:00

By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Marketing Staff Newcomers to Ithaca might be forgiven for thinking Emmy’s Organics is not a local business. After all, you can buy their healthy, indulgent treats from 15,000 retailers across the country (including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico!). But it’s right here in Ithaca that this successful business sprouted and still grows. Now celebrating their tenth year in business and on the cusp of relocation to a larger site, founders Samantha Abrams and Ian Gaffney remain deeply committed to their community. How did the story begin? “Ian has a lot of dietary restrictions,” Samantha explains, “and ten years ago, a lot of the gluten-free treats on the market had fillers and artificial ingredients and preservatives.” [...]

Emmy’s Organics: Deliciously Simple Local Coconut Treats2019-11-01T10:29:44-04:00

Bring Your Own Bag to Support Loaves & Fishes

2019-10-09T16:01:14-04:00

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 encourages shoppers to bring their own bags while at the same time allowing them to contribute to worthy community organizations. For each reusable bag brought in, a customer is provided with a token worth 5¢ that they can donate to one of the chosen organizations. At the end of the quarter, we make a donation to the groups based on the number of tokens given by our customers. This quarter, our recipients are the SPCA of Tompkins County, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, and Loaves & Fishes. Loaves & Fishes of [...]

Bring Your Own Bag to Support Loaves & Fishes2019-10-09T16:01:14-04:00

Are Those Who Join the Co-op Members? Owners? Both!

2019-10-09T14:36:45-04:00

By Alexis Alexander, Membership Manager, Laura Buttenbaum, Membership Administrator/Capital Campaign Coordinator, and Holly Baker, Director of Marketing and Owner Services Fall is always an exciting time in Ithaca! Students have arrived, the streets are bustling with activity, and the energy level heightens with the autumnal beauty of the Finger Lakes region. Whether you’re a new student in the area discovering GreenStar for the first time, new to shopping at GreenStar, or a long-term customer or member-owner, this is a great time to reflect on what it means to be part of a cooperative community, both locally and globally. Over the years, GreenStar has gone from designating those who join and pay equity into the Co-op as “members” to calling them [...]

Are Those Who Join the Co-op Members? Owners? Both!2019-10-09T14:36:45-04:00

Celebrating International Pronouns Day at GreenStar

2019-10-02T12:58:32-04:00

By GreenStar’s Equity Action Team The third Wednesday of October, which this year is Oct. 16, is designated as International Pronouns Day. GreenStar will recognize and celebrate this event with all-day activities at our three retail stores. Stop by your favorite GreenStar location to pick up some pronoun stickers, literature, and a free pronoun cookie. If you’d like, chat with one of our volunteers at the table. Are you wondering what International Pronouns Day is all about? Here’s an explanation from the official website: “International Pronouns Day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong [...]

Celebrating International Pronouns Day at GreenStar2019-10-02T12:58:32-04:00

Bring Your Own Bag to Support the Tompkins County SPCA

2019-10-02T12:55:24-04:00

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 encourages shoppers to bring their own bags by providing them with a token worth 5¢ that they can donate to one of the chosen organizations. At the end of the quarter, we make a donation to the groups based on the number of tokens given by our customers. This quarter, our recipients are the SPCA of Tompkins County, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, and Loaves & Fishes. The mission of the SPCA of Tompkins County is to protect companion animals. The no-kill shelter is dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and overpopulation, [...]

Bring Your Own Bag to Support the Tompkins County SPCA2019-10-02T12:55:24-04:00

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701 W Buffalo St
(607) 273-9392
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