Avocado Smoothie


Avocados are not just for guacamole. Their rich, sweet flesh blends right into this green wonder, with a touch of vanilla and the hidden hydration of cucumber. Add some honey to taste, if you want it a little sweeter. By Robin Asbell, Co+op, strongertogether Total Time: 5 minutes Servings: 2 Ingredients 1 large cucumber, peeled 1/2 [...]

Avocado Smoothie2019-01-23T10:01:45-04:00

Help Lead Your Co-op — Run for the Board of Directors


By Patrice Lockert Anthony, GreenStar Board President GreenStar’s Board of Directors (or Council) is recruiting members for its June election. There will be eight seats open. There are a possible four incumbents (already on the Board) running for election. Here’s what you need to know: • Applications for running may be obtained at any time, at www.greenstar.coop [...]

Help Lead Your Co-op — Run for the Board of Directors2018-04-19T12:35:15-04:00

Fresh Salads with Seasonal Citrus


Kale and Blood Orange Salad This salad is a great make-ahead, since, unlike many tossed salads, it keeps for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Serve with roasted meats, or top with leftover cooked sliced chicken for a hearty lunch salad. Substitute navel oranges for the blood oranges if you prefer; just be sure to use [...]

Fresh Salads with Seasonal Citrus2018-02-25T04:40:02-04:00

Tips for a Perfect, Personalized Gift Basket


By Co+op, stronger together Your co-op is a great source for local, unique and flavorful products that delight, inspire and nourish body and soul. Create a special holiday gift basket for friends, family, and co-workers by choosing a selection of items that they will enjoy. Customization is key The key to creating a thoughtful gift that will [...]

Tips for a Perfect, Personalized Gift Basket2018-02-25T02:29:21-04:00

Perfect Thanksgiving Sides: Warmly Spiced Sweet Potatoes


    Thank you to our friends at Davis Co-op in California for sharing this recipe. Warmly Spiced Sweet Potatoes 3 large sweet potatoes 1 cup coconut milk 1 2 inch chunk of ginger, peeled and chopped roughly 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half 3 cloves 3 star anise 1 Tbsp butter or vegan substitute 1 Tbsp [...]

Perfect Thanksgiving Sides: Warmly Spiced Sweet Potatoes2018-02-25T02:29:21-04:00

A Guide to Gluten-free Entertaining


By: Co+op, stronger together The holiday season is approaching, and that means it’s time to entertain! Hosting any meal can be both fun and, let's face it, a little stressful. What happens when a gluten allergy is thrown into the mix? Thankfully, there's no need to panic! Many festive, classic foods are gluten-free. Turkey? Gluten-free. Winter squash? Gluten-free. [...]

A Guide to Gluten-free Entertaining2018-02-25T02:29:21-04:00

Everything You Need to Know About Pie Dough


By: Megan Dorn, Co+op, stronger together I've always loved pie, in particular my Aunt Susie’s apple pie. When I was a kid she would bake one, wrap it up and give it to me for my birthday. Did I sit around the dinner table and share the delicious pie with my family? Absolutely not. I would literally hide [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Pie Dough2018-02-25T02:29:21-04:00

Meet The Sophie Fund – A New BYOB Recipient


It's time to introduce the three local not-for-profits who will be the recipients of our Bring Your Own Bag - Use It for Good donations for the months of October, November, and December -- Get Your GreenBack Tompkins, the SPCA of Tompkins County, and the Sophie Fund. Our BYOB program encourages our shoppers to bring their own bags by [...]

Meet The Sophie Fund – A New BYOB Recipient2018-02-25T02:29:22-04:00

Happy Co-op Month!


By Alexis Alexander, Membership Manager This October, GreenStar is joining over 30,000 co-ops and credit unions across the United States in celebrating Co-op Month, observed nationally since 1964. This year, the National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International has chosen “Co-operatives Commit” as the theme for the month, highlighting the many ways that co-ops are committed to their [...]

Happy Co-op Month!2018-02-25T02:29:22-04:00



  It’s fall. And that means teetering on the tightrope-balancing work and school and music lessons and sports practices and Friday night date nights and weekends in the apple orchards with grandparents. How does one eat well when always on the go? The secret is simple: mise en place. With a bit of planning and a few [...]

A WEEK’S WORTH OF MEALS IN 2 HOURS2018-02-25T02:29:22-04:00
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