Maine Seaweed Guide


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+00:00

Buy Citrus, Support Farmworker Health


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+00:00

Head + Heal: Local CBD produced with integrity


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 integrity2019-01-02T12:35:05+00:00

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
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