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How to Entertain Naturally

By GreenLeaf editorial staff

GreenLeaf recently sat down with GreenStar’s Deli Manager Allyn Rosenbaum and Marketing Manager Joe Romano to find out just how to throw a party like a natural.

GreenLeaf: Ok, I’m having a party. Who do I invite?

Allyn Rosenbaum: I always just invite all the different people in my life, most people in a festive mood will find someone to relate to. If your going to have kids over, try to have more than one, one kid gets bored. It is also a good idea to have something for kids to do, we recently had a baby shower with older kids invited. We set them up in another area with pumpkin carving and a willing adult to help. Everyone had a great time. Holiday cookie decorating is a great kid activity and you can do everything in advance.

GL: I know a lot of people. How many of them should I invite?

Joe Romano: If you have to ask, don’t invite more than 8–even that will stress an inexperienced host. Also, it depends on the type of dinner you want to have, it can be large and formal or small and intimate.

GL: What kind of mix really works?

JR: This is the toughest question, generally if you subject your friends to an uncomfortable family experience, probably neither group will thank you for it. If on the other hand, your relatives can behave, then your friends and your family both get a new perspective on you.

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Local Beef: GreenStar Approved

By the Marketing and
Member Services Department

In April of 2003 GreenStar’s members voted on and passed two referenda which allowed the sale of previously disallowed meats in the stores. This month, GreenStar expects to begin selling beef (and some pork) from Engelbert Farms in Nichols, NY. The new local supplier has been inspected by GreenStar and conforms to all of the Co-op’s requirements.

Read more: Local Beef: GreenStar Approved

Local Beans from Field to Fork: Cayuga Pure Organics

By the Marketing and Member Services Department
On March 25, GreenStar members, councilmembers and staff joined over 100 community members in Brooktondale at an open house hosted by local farm Cayuga Pure Organics (CPO). The festivities started with a tour highlighting the farm’s recently completed processing facility. People gathered to learn the history of the farm from co-owner Erick Smith, and what is involved in getting their beans, grains and seeds from field to table from CPO’s inspirational advisor and enthusiast John Hamilton.

Read more: Local Beans from Field to Fork: Cayuga Pure Organics

 

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New in Grocery

Just When You Thought is Was Safe to...

Adam Morris,
Grocery Manager

pacari-chocolateNew chocolate bars feature healthful and raw ingredients; and we now have turkey products from local supplier The Piggery.

Now that the holidays are finally over, you can settle back into the normal habits of eating ... (wait for it ...) chocolate and turkey! Just so you can avoid post-holiday chocolate withdrawal, we're introducing a new line of chocolate bars from Pacari Chocolate. Part indulgence and part pure health, this chocolate has names that scream well-being: Fig Bar, Goldenberry Bar and — under the raw rubric — Maca, Andean Blueberry, and 85 percent Raw Cacao. Every one is absolutely delicious, unique, 100-percent organic, and completely soy free. Each is made from pure Ecuadorian cacao. In the realm of savory, and a bit closer to home, we're now offering local pasture-raised turkey products from the Piggery! Their birds are raised on nothing but local non-GMO feeds. Choose from turkey dogs, ground turkey, breasts, or thighs.

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