You may recognize Amanda from the West End store, taking care of the building and facilities. She has worked at GreenStar for over 4 years. Originally from Harford, NY, Amanda moved to Ithaca to work at GreenStar. She was drawn to the postive energy of our community, coworkers, and the high-quality food choices for vegetarians. Amanda is a big fan of all the fresh local produce we carry.

On her days off Amanda can be found hiking, walking the dog, working in her garden, or enjoying the X-Files on Netflix. Sundays are a family day for Amanda and her parents. They enjoy road trips, discovering new towns and ice cream shops. A current favorite is Toad’s in Freeville.

Amanda shared her favorite products GreenStar carries in the June GreenLeaf  Staff Top Picks section. Check out her choices:

Dandies Vegan Marshmallows -These are vegan! You wouldn’t know it by tasting them, though. They can do everything a conventional marshie can do!

Choice Organic Lemon Lavender Mint Tea – I feel so fancy when I drink this. I love it with a slice of lemon and a touch of honey. Try it as an iced tea as well!

Alter Eco Dark Chocolate with Mint – I love the little crisps of cool mint throughout the luscious dark chocolate. It’s texturally interesting and delicious!

Kingdom Organic Cheddar Cheese with Carmelized Onion– This is the cheese of my dreams. It’s fantastic on absolutely everything. In salads, in mac & cheese, or straight from the brick.  You can’t go wrong with caramelized onions!

Jeff’s Natural Diced Jalapeño Peppers – I put a scoop (or two) of these in almost every savory dish I cook! They’re already diced, so it’s an easy way to add a little kick to whatever you’re making.