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The Delicatessen @ GreenStar-Tradition 
with a Twist

 

By Kristie Snyder,

GreenLeaf Editor

deli peeps_300GreenStar's deli is far from traditional, but with a new focus on local, fresh and handmade interpretations of classic dishes from around the globe, the Delicatessen @ GreenStar joins a long line of eateries that feel like home to their patrons.

The American deli was born out of the simple longing of a people for their comfort food. As Eastern European Jewish immigrants settled in the cities of the Northeast in the late 1800s, they brought with them their homemade recipes and created an institution — the deli. Some of these ancestral delis, such as the famous Katz's, which opened on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1888, are still here today, and the idea of "the deli" has thoroughly permeated American cuisine.

The GreenStar deli's new menu does include some of those traditional Jewish deli foods — knishes, corned beef – while encompassing simple, seasonal and handmade food from many traditions. Whatever culinary background you hail from, whatever the cuisine you crave, whether you're a hardcore vegan or dedicated carnivore, you'll find something to love in GreenStar's deli.

Read more: The Delicatessen @ GreenStar-Tradition 
with a Twist

The 'Good Stuff,' from Kitchen to Co-op

By Luka Starmer,
GreenLeaf Intern

good_stuff_300Tucked away behind the roadside foliage in Newfield, NY, there is a lot of “good stuff” going on. Good Stuff by Mom & Me, that is.

To be exact, GreenStar’s fast-selling raw foods supplier is actually run by two down-to-earth mothers, Tanya Petrich and Claire Lunny, who have been in business since October of last year. However, when you meet them, you’d think they have been a dynamic duo for years. They joke and giggle and compliment each other as they cut brownies or prep sprouted cashews. Their workspace is as inviting as their personalities — the soft lighting, wood floors and granite countertops make you feel like you’re at home.

Read more: The 'Good Stuff,' from Kitchen to Co-op

 

New in the Deli

Ramping Up for Spring

Erik Lucas,
Delicatessen Manager

Wild leeks RampsSpring is coming, and for us here in the Finger Lakes that means ramps! Look for our ramp pesto.

Can you think of anything that says spring better than house-made Ramp Pesto? I can't imagine what that might be. I may not be thinking clearly in the whirlwind of change as we get the new kitchen in gear. Amazing to announce that we'll be taking reservations as of April 15 for catering your function—and you can rent our space to hold it in as well. In the meantime, we're still taking care of Deli shoppers at the West-End store. We've got lots of great new hummus options (and good vibes) from Hope Hummus, as well as two new flavors from Ithaca Hummus Company—lemon dill and southwestern chipotle. We're also honoring Passover with matzo ball soup in the grab-and-go case, and mouth-watering brisket in the service case. Later this month, we'll be honoring Earth Week (and making your whole body feel good, starting with your taste buds) by rolling out some new raw-food dishes. Come have a look!

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