The Stinky Girl Beauty Co. — Effective Natural Deodorant


By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Marketing Staff It was while working in hot, steamy kitchens that Carly Dougherty, co-owner of Food and Ferments, discovered she couldn’t rely on any of the natural deodorants she found in stores — but she didn’t want to turn to artificial fragrances or aluminum-based antiperspirants. A friend suggested she try making her [...]

The Stinky Girl Beauty Co. — Effective Natural Deodorant2018-11-28T12:27:15+00:00

Food and Ferments — A Twist on Local Tradition


By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Marketing Staff Carly and Dave Dougherty have rooted their business in her family’s deep local farming tradition, and grown it from their shared love of age-old fermentation processes. Food and Ferments, based in Truxton, supplies the Co-op with a variety of health-supporting, probiotic-rich, and tasty foods. Carly and Dave met in Philadephia [...]

Food and Ferments — A Twist on Local Tradition2018-11-28T12:27:51+00:00

Give Thanks and Pay It Forward with Fair Trade


By Co+op, stronger together This Thanksgiving, consider paying your gratitude forward. The holiday meal is the perfect time to consider swapping out a few items on your shopping list for Fair Trade-certified products. You get to enjoy delicious food while supporting life changing projects for the farmers who produced it. Fair trade standards ensure that farmers and [...]

Give Thanks and Pay It Forward with Fair Trade2018-11-14T10:30:53+00:00

10 Best Things to Buy in Bulk


Every Thursday, GreenStar offers 10% off of all Bulk Department purchases to GreenStar owners.* If you’ve always skipped the bulk aisle (or just need a refresher), here are 10 foods (and non-foods) you can buy in bulk to save big bucks. Bonus? We’ve included recipes to help get you cooking using bulk ingredients! Grains and beans – Grains [...]

10 Best Things to Buy in Bulk2018-11-07T13:42:43+00:00

Red Gate Grocer — Turkeys raised outdoors on a family farm


By Joe Cronk Red Gate Grocer fresh Thanksgiving turkeys will be available in GreenStar’s West End store beginning Nov. 14. These natural, pasture-raised birds are supplied by Kendaia Natural Growers, Daniel King’s family farm located in Ovid, NY. The King family farm and Red Gate Grocer partnership was established in 2017 with the inception of Red Gate [...]

Red Gate Grocer — Turkeys raised outdoors on a family farm2018-11-01T12:36:59+00:00

There’s No Trick to the Co-op’s Halloween Treats


By Mandy Makinen, Co+op, stronger together When I was a kid, people in my neighborhood that wanted to hand out a healthier option on Halloween apparently had two choices: pennies or pencils. I can remember staring at those items, strewn on the carpet amongst my brightly colored loot, so out of context I could barely understand what [...]

There’s No Trick to the Co-op’s Halloween Treats2018-10-10T16:58:26+00:00

Lemon & Thyme Pan-Seared Perch


Ingredients 1 pound perch fillets 2 Tbsp olive oil salt, pepper, thyme 1 lemon Preparation Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season fish with salt, pepper, and thyme. Add seasoned fish to skillet and cook for about 3 minutes each side until cooked through. While cooking sprinkle with the zest of one lemon and [...]

Lemon & Thyme Pan-Seared Perch2018-10-09T14:19:54+00:00

Cukes, cukes, cukes!


By Deborah Madison, Co-op stronger together Cucumbers are one of those vegetables I used to buy without thinking about it and I ate them that way too. They were just there. Cucumbers. I put them in salads. But that changed when I was the chef at Greens. The head farmer at our farm started growing different varieties [...]

Cukes, cukes, cukes!2018-08-08T15:06:03+00:00

3 Step Kiwi Sorbet


Tart, refreshing, and delicious, this simple recipe lets the kiwi shine! Kiwi Sorbet Serves 4 Ingredients 8 kiwis, peeled 4 Tbsp honey Juice of 1 lemon Directions Peel kiwis and place in a food processor or blender. Pulse until well blended into a thick puree. Add honey and lemon juice. Blend. Pour into a shallow container and [...]

3 Step Kiwi Sorbet2018-08-04T11:52:01+00:00

Fish with Indian Curry Butter


Recipe Information Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4-6 A very simple fish dish made spectacular with Indian curry butter. Ingredients 4-6 portioned fish fillets (tilapia or haddock) 3-4 Tbsp butter 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced 1 tsp curry powder Pinch of cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp salt Preparation 1. Preheat the oven [...]

Fish with Indian Curry Butter2018-08-01T09:40:26+00:00
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