Stock up for Passover with our great selection of Seder foods!

2019-04-10T16:20:57-04:00

Spring is coming, and that means Passover is right around the corner — when the sun goes down on Friday, April 19, Passover begins. Food is central to this holiday, so we've got our Passover display at the West End store cram-packed with traditional Seder foods. We've got matzos of all kinds: classic wheat matzos from [...]

Stock up for Passover with our great selection of Seder foods!2019-04-10T16:20:57-04:00

Farmer Ground Flour: Local, Organic Stoneground Flours and Grains

2019-04-11T23:14:19-04:00

By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Marketing Staff Wheat has been a staple food of human civilizations since before recorded history, eaten whole or ground into flour for baking an astonishing array of leavened and unleavened bread products. It remains a central part of many people’s diets — those who can’t imagine a hearty soup without a crusty [...]

Farmer Ground Flour: Local, Organic Stoneground Flours and Grains2019-04-11T23:14:19-04:00

Maine Seaweed Guide

2019-01-09T16:51:30-04:00

Seaweeds are the oldest family of plants on earth, enjoyed daily as a staple and healing food in many coastal parts of the world. They are rich in minerals, trace elements, vitamins, fiber, enzymes, and high-quality protein. The four varieties described below are sourced from Maine Seaweed and available in our West End Bulk Department. Maine [...]

Maine Seaweed Guide2019-01-09T16:51:30-04:00

Buy Citrus, Support Farmworker Health

2019-01-02T13:17:45-04:00

During January, we'll have great sale prices on a slew of seasonal citrus, and GreenStar's Produce Department will donate 5% of profits from all citrus sales to the National Center for Farmworker Health. This not-for-profit, established in 1975, is dedicated to improving the health status of farmworker families by providing information services, training and technical assistance, [...]

Buy Citrus, Support Farmworker Health2019-01-02T13:17:45-04:00

Head + Heal: Local CBD produced with integrity

2019-03-02T15:55:46-04:00

By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Staff Both Allan Gandelman and Karli Miller-Hornick of Head + Heal successfully used CBD oil to regain function from debilitating illnesses — in his case, Lyme disease, in hers, anxiety and panic attacks — without the side effects of either pharmaceuticals or medical marijuana. No wonder they felt a calling to put [...]

Head + Heal: Local CBD produced with integrity2019-03-02T15:55:46-04:00

The Stinky Girl Beauty Co. — Effective Natural Deodorant

2018-11-28T12:27:15-04:00

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 Deodorant2018-11-28T12:27:15-04:00

Food and Ferments — A Twist on Local Tradition

2018-11-28T12:27:51-04:00

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 Tradition2018-11-28T12:27:51-04:00

Give Thanks and Pay It Forward with Fair Trade

2018-11-14T10:30:53-04:00

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 Trade2018-11-14T10:30:53-04:00

10 Best Things to Buy in Bulk

2018-11-07T13:42:43-04:00

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 Bulk2018-11-07T13:42:43-04:00

Red Gate Grocer — Turkeys raised outdoors on a family farm

2018-11-01T12:36:59-04:00

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 farm2018-11-01T12:36:59-04:00
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