The Stinky Girl Beauty Co. — Effective Natural Deodorant

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

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+00:00

Food and Ferments — A Twist on Local Tradition

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

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+00:00

GM Report: The Importance of Telling Our Story

2018-11-05T12:36:23+00:00

By Brandon Kane, General Manager These are stressful times. Many of us are overworked and find it increasingly difficult to cover our basic living expenses without performing some form of balancing act to get us to the next paycheck. Cooperation, economic and otherwise, offers us an actual alternative to the debt-ridden isolation of conventional capitalism. All around [...]

GM Report: The Importance of Telling Our Story2018-11-05T12:36:23+00:00

Red Gate Grocer — Turkeys raised outdoors on a family farm

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

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+00:00

Celebrate Cider Week: Meet Black Diamond Cider

2018-09-26T11:04:03+00:00

Finger Lakes Cider Week kicks off Sept. 28, with events and tastings held throughout the region. Intended to cultivate an appreciation for New York’s orchard-based cider by showcasing its diversity, food-friendliness, and excellent quality, Cider Week was launched in 2010 and has been growing ever since. Events range from tastings to three-course dinners, cruises to orchard tours, [...]

Celebrate Cider Week: Meet Black Diamond Cider2018-09-26T11:04:03+00:00

Flood Recovery Fundraiser for Blue Heron Farm

2018-09-05T13:08:42+00:00

In July, we profiled Birgit and Erik Landowne of Blue Heron Farm in Lodi. They emphasized their intention to build their farm's resilience in the face of climate change, and, sadly, the recent flooding in Seneca County showed that preparing for weather extremes is indeed of utmost importance here in the Finger Lakes. While the previous [...]

Flood Recovery Fundraiser for Blue Heron Farm2018-09-05T13:08:42+00:00

West Haven Farm — Growing organic for the community

2018-08-28T12:36:23+00:00

By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Staff West Haven Farm, planted on ten acres of hillside at Ithaca’s EcoVillage, has a stunning view of the city it feeds. The community they farm for is never far from the minds of Jen and John Bokaer-Smith, who started the certified-organic farm, also home to an orchard, in 1992. This fall, [...]

West Haven Farm — Growing organic for the community2018-08-28T12:36:23+00:00

Red Jacket Orchards — A family farm’s success story

2018-07-31T10:57:37+00:00

By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Staff In the span of three generations, Geneva’s Red Jacket Orchards has grown from a 12-acre apple farm to a multimillion-dollar company whose bottled juice can be found up and down the East Coast and beyond. Twins Brian and Mark Nicholson, both Geneva natives and Cornell grads, now run the business that their [...]

Red Jacket Orchards — A family farm’s success story2018-07-31T10:57:37+00:00

Cucumber-Avocado Soup with Heirloom Tomatoes

2018-07-26T12:20:05+00:00

Local heirloom tomatoes are here! You've waited all summer, now put them to use in this refreshing summer soup. By Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4 Ingredients 3 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded, cut in chunks 2 medium avocados, peeled, pits removed 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided 3/4 cup plain yogurt (not Greek) [...]

Cucumber-Avocado Soup with Heirloom Tomatoes2018-07-26T12:20:05+00:00

Pickle in the Nickel (of Time)

2018-07-18T11:02:13+00:00

By Co+op, stronger together Pickling can be just that — a pickle. True pickling is an ancient miracle for food preservation, but involves a drawn-out fermentation process requiring canning equipment, sterilization procedures and a whole lotta waiting around. Kudos to you if that’s up your alley, but the truth is, some of us simply don’t have the [...]

Pickle in the Nickel (of Time)2018-07-18T11:02:13+00:00
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