Spicy Collard Greens


  These spicy collards are a delicious and nutritious side — great with cornbread and your favorite grilled meat or seafood. By Seward Co-op Grocery and Deli Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4-6 Ingredients 2 large bunches collard greens, stemmed and chopped into 2” pieces 1 medium onion, sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped 6 Tbspolive oil 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. ground cumin Preparation Bring a large stockpot 3/4 full of salted water to a boil. Add chopped collard greens and blanch for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and drain. Squeeze out excess water. [...]

Spicy Collard Greens2019-08-20T13:16:45-04:00

General Manager Report: Collegetown and DeWitt Store Updates


By Brandon Kane, General Manager A cooperative’s strength is derived from its owners, and I can say with confidence that our co-op has some of the most committed ownership in the nation. GreenStar is more than 13,000 owners strong and 78 percent of our sales are made to owners. Now here we are ushering in a new and improved GreenStar at 770 Cascadilla Street. I’m filled with excitement for the work of the next several months. As GreenStar grows, so does cooperation. I’ve been providing monthly updates on the West End expansion, so this month I’d like to share some great new developments at our other GreenStar locations. GreenStar’s Collegetown store celebrates its third anniversary this month. Already holding [...]

General Manager Report: Collegetown and DeWitt Store Updates2019-07-31T14:43:50-04:00

Remembrance Farm — Biodynamic Produce to Nourish the Community


By Kristie Snyder, GreenStar Staff For conscious shoppers on a budget, trying to eat local can lead to a tug-of-war between pocketbook and values. A partnership between Remembrance Farm and GreenStar brings shoppers local, organic packaged greens as part of the Co+op Basics program, which is designed to offer local and organic products at affordable prices. The farm’s fresh-picked-and-packaged spicy greens, field greens, baby kale, tatsoi, and arugula are priced at $4.99 per 8-oz. bag. Founded by Nathaniel and Emily Thompson, Remembrance Farm is located just outside of Trumansburg. Nathaniel manages the farming operations, while Emily provides behind-the-scenes support, and their three young children enjoy helping with the animals. Remembrance's products are certified organic, a designation familiar to many [...]

Remembrance Farm — Biodynamic Produce to Nourish the Community2019-06-27T11:08:05-04:00

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 large avocado 1/2 teaspoon matcha powder* (optional) 1 large frozen banana 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Honey to taste, optional Preparation Combine the ingredients in the blender and puree. Take a little taste and add honey if necessary to sweeten it. Serve immediately. Nutritional Information 196 calories, 7 g. fat, 8 mg. cholesterol, 35 mg. sodium, 32 g. carbohydrate, 5 [...]

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 or in our stores, and, in order to appear on the ballot, completed applications are due by May 1. • We want and need you to consider running. • We need inclusive and marginalized voices to be heard. • We want our community’s diversity to be seen on our board. • We need our membership engaged in the governance of our co-op. • [...]

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 2 tablespoons of lemon juice with the sweeter navel orange juice in the dressing. By: Co+op, stronger together Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients: 4 medium blood oranges Juice of 1 large lemon 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 clove garlic, smashed 1/4 cup olive oil 1 bunch kale, washed, stems removed 1/2 cup slivered red onions 8 [...]

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 truly be appreciated is understanding your recipient. Is she the person you turn to for health and exercise tips? Does he always have the low-down on the latest food trends? Are they regulars at the farmers market and love local farm tours? Make a list, check it twice Once you have settled on a theme, brainstorm a list of complementary items, determine your [...]

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 maple syrup 1 tsp vanilla extract (to get extra fancy, cut a one-inch piece of vanilla bean in half and steep with the milk) Maple Glazed Pecan Topping (follows) Heat your oven to 400. Poke the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and wrap in aluminum foil (if you don’t want to use the foil, bake in a covered casserole). Bake until [...]

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. Chocolate? You guessed it—gluten-free. In fact, all whole fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as beans and rice are considered gluten-free. Traces of gluten can exist in processed foods though, so it’s good to pay close attention to labels and avoid anything you’re not sure about. Here are some simple steps you can take to be the ultimate inclusive, gluten-free-friendly host. A [...]

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 it under my bed, devouring a slice before school, another after school and usually one more before bed...then repeat. That’s how good it was (and still is!). Pie is one of those all-American, all-seasons treats that is always better homemade. It is also incredibly versatile. The size, shape and design can be tailored to the baker’s own liking and creativity and the fillings [...]

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