GreenStar Food Co+op has been named both Finger Lakes Favorite Grocery Store and Favorite Place to Buy Meat for the second consecutive year.

Finger Lakes Favorites is an annual contest presented by Cayuga Radio Group. Finger Lakes residents and visitors are asked to nominate their favorite retailers, restaurants, hotels, and wineries in about 230 categories, then vote for their favorite contenders. More than 24,000 voters participated in the 2022 contest.

The recognitions provide the co-op with an opportunity to be viewed as not just the best natural foods store, but the best grocery store in the area and a retailer of high-quality, local meat. Customers will see the 2022 Gold Winner logo at the Cascadilla St. storefront and meat counter.

“As a democratically owned cooperative created by the Ithaca community, we work hard to be the best grocer in town for delicious, locally grown food while paying industry leading wages and benefits,” Jeff Bessmer, GreenStar’s new General Manager said. “If you’re new to the Co-op, I encourage you to come visit and of our three stores and see what GreenStar is all about.”

Check out all the 2022 Winners here.