Departments 2018-07-23T14:54:08+00:00

Departments

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Department

Grocery

Our grocery shelves are filled with the foods you love. Many items are there because you helped select them. We work hard to offer great prices on high-quality products – look for Co+op Deals signs for items on sale, Co+op Basics for Every Day Low Prices, and Member Deal signs for special prices just for member-owners. Check out our sales flyers!

We carry the largest selection of raw, gluten-free, vegan, paleo-friendly, and alternative items in town, while also stocking traditional favorites and pantry staples. We want GreenStar to be your one-stop shop.

Didn’t find what you needed? Make a suggestion on our Talk to Us! boards or ask us to place a special order for you. Your opinion helps determine what we buy – so let us know…we’d love to hear from you.

Place A Special Order

Deli

In a hurry? We know! That’s why we offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner options and we always have something good to satisfy every taste. Our talented kitchen staff create great food you can get fast, but it’s made slowly, the good and good-for you way. Our reputation for clean, healthy food has stood the test of time because we always cook from scratch.

Check out our sandwiches, grab and go items, and our full-service deli case. Our Hot Bar and Salad Bar items are prepared in-house daily, check our menu to see what’s being served today. Soups are made from scratch, year round and are also listed daily, so you always know what’s cooking.

Relax at our indoor or outdoor seating area and enjoy some lunch, dinner, a drink, or just some coffee and a treat.

What’s in my food? We use fresh, natural and organic products including seasonal produce, whole grains, locally sourced whenever possible. We clearly mark all of our prepared foods with a full list of ingredients. We also clearly label our vegan, vegetarian and wheat-free options.

Bakery

We love to bake. We bake traditional, small-batch pastries and muffins, with no trans fats or white sugar. We love to bake wheat-free items that taste so good you won’t even be able to tell the difference! Many of our best baked goods are vegan. Ask anyone in town about our vegan cupcakes.

Our own Bakehouse cookies, muffins, pies, scones, cakes, bonbons, and bars are baked fresh right here in our own kitchen, so there’s something good coming out of the oven all day every day.

We keep it simple, with fresh, organic, and natural ingredients. We make it the way you would, so you don’t have to.

We take special orders. Planning a party that needs a cake or a cupcake platter? Just contact bakery@greenstar.coop.

Produce

We Know Good Farmers. We visit the local farms that support our community to learn more about how our food is grown.

We Know Good Food. Our staff knows about the farms who grow your fruits and veggies. If you are new to any fruit or vegetable on our shelves, just ask us how to prepare it. We are happy to help.

We Know Organic…We Helped Create It. Our Produce Department respects organic standards because we helped to make them back in 1990, when most people didn’t even know what organic meant. In 2000, when the National Organic Program was established, your co-op was at the table on Capitol Hill, to ensure those standards were strong.

We Play Fair. We are the only Food Justice Certified produce department in America! For over 45 years, we have given our producers a fair price for their hard work and our customers great prices on our shelves, because GreenStar believes that no one wins unless everyone does. Visit us for fair, fresh, fun, planet-friendly food.

Wellness

GreenStar Wellness researches and carefully selects our products to heal, soothe and delight the senses, providing you with the most beneficial support to your well-being and lifestyle. Don’t you feel good already? We offer bodycare, including affordable basic staples and luxurious natural skin care brands such as Dr. Hauschka and Mychelle. We also boast an incomparable selection of healthy makeup choices, local essential oils and a large bulk body care section.  

We carry supplements such as fish oil or some harder-to-find superfoods can’t be sourced just anywhere. Our extensive supplement collection includes: vitamins, minerals, protein powders, herbs, amino acids, probiotics, antioxidants, immune support, homeopathics, essential fatty acids and much, much more! We choose our products carefully and ensure we offer the most reliable and trusted brands like Gaia Herbs, Host Defense, and Nordic Naturals.

Bulk herbs, spices and teas offer a great way to try new ingredients, save money and reduce waste. Find many of your basic staples in our larger bulk section, then visit Wellness to shop our bulk herbs, spices and teas for the freshest items, in any amount, and at prices as much as 800% lower than local supermarkets.

Our natural baby products provide your family with the cleanest, safest baby food, disposable diapers, pacifiers, baby bottles and toys. Our baby endcap makes it easy to choose products that are right for them and their needs as they grow.

We have natural home products include more than just innovative, eco-friendly home goods. Shop for fair trade and organic clothing, locally-produced candles and products you didn’t even know existed! We welcome you to touch, smell and explore!

Our knowledgeable staff who provide friendly service in an easy to shop, well-stocked environment. Our wide variety of products are thoughtfully chosen to not only adhere to our product policy, but to celebrate the values of our organization – local, fair trade, cooperatively produced and ecological – whenever possible. Plus we offer easy special orders for hard to find items.

We pledge that our Wellness products have not been tested on animals, are made with clean, natural ingredients, are free from any unnecessary additives, contain no unnecessary fillers, binders, artificial colors and flavors, and contain no microbeads.

Bulk

Our bulk department is really where GreenStar got started. After all, we got our start as “the Grain Store.” In quality and quantity, GreenStar’s bulk department still wins hands down. Everyone wins big in Bulk because it’s just better buying: It reduces wasteful packaging, and it’s a great way to save money without sacrificing quality. You can purchase only the amount you need so it’s always fresh. All of these reasons are why it’s less expensive to buy from Bulk.

GreenStar still has the largest Bulk department in Central New York, and might even be in contention for the state title as well. Next time you are in our stores, take a look at the sheer variety of products you can purchase in bulk. True to our roots, we will order anything you can’t find here.

You can buy as much or as little as you need, so you can experiment with new products without making a big commitment. Make it a mission to try something new every time you shop, that’ll keep you busy for a while, because… Why shop in Bulk?

  • There’s no wasteful packaging.
  • Much of our bulk section is organically grown.
  • Everything is totally fresh; we refill our bulk bins daily.
  • You save money because you’re not paying for advertising or for fancy packaging.

What do we offer? You name it: rice, grains, sweeteners, oils, vinegars, sweet treats, granolas, nut butters, honey, pasta, soup mixes, beans, flours, cereals, trail mixes, dried fruits, nuts and seeds. We also have bulk herbs, spices, soaps and shampoos. We sell fresh bulk teas and coffee too. We have containers for everything. Everything you need is right there next to the bulk items. If you can’t find it, just ask a staff person for directions for assistance.

How To Shop In Bulk:

  1. Weigh any containers you brought from home and write down their weight (the tare weight) first, so our cashiers can deduct that from the weight of the product. Congratulate yourself. You are really cutting down on packaging!
  2. Otherwise, fill the bag provided in our Bulk section (or use a container that we sell) with the item in the amount you want. Congratulate yourself on how you will reuse that bag or container…
  3. Write down the PLU number marked on the bin on a twist tie or label or right on the bag itself. Tip: write down what it is, to help identify it next time you reach for it.

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