DeWitt Mall Location
215 N. Cayuga St. (map)
Open Mon-Sat 8am-9pm
Closed New Year's, Easter, Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving and Christmas days. Christmas and New Year's Eves 8am-6pm
By Kristie Snyder,
A bright light in an otherwise dim economy, GreenStar's Oasis continues to perform beyond expectations. Oasis Manager Cilla Cartland cites physical improvements, thoughtful product offerings and, most importantly, great customer service as the reasons why.
GreenStar members voted by a 3-to-1 margin in early 2004 to buy the foundering privately-owned Oasis Natural Foods store located in downtown Ithaca's Dewitt Mall, and GreenStar opened the store as GreenStar Oasis in May 2004. Seven years later, the store is thriving, though there have been some tough times along the way.
GreenStar at DeWitt Mall (Oasis) is a cozy downtown natural foods market nestled in the historic Dewitt Mall, just blocks from Ithaca’s renowned Commons. Whether you’re looking for a hot meal, a few vitamins, your week’s groceries or just a cup of tea, Oasis has got the goods.
New at Oasis
|Madécasse - Bean to Bar in Africa|
Chocolate and winter holidays go together like ... well, what doesn't chocolate go with? Check out our new varieties.
It's the holiday season and chocolates abound. I toss a chocolate bar in just about every gift bag I give! Here at Oasis, watch for Lake Champlain Holiday specials, currently on the shelf in three new flavors. We've also recently brought in Madécasse chocolate bars (and their bottled vanilla extract to boot). The bars are not only made with Fair Trade heirloom cocoa beans, but also produced in the country of Madagascar. This ensures that the community gets as much benefit from their raw materials as possible — going beyond Fair Trade to what they call Fair for Life. We've also got local Lucienne chocolates, including two sugar-free flavors, along with many other mouth-watering varieties. Whatever holiday you're buying gifts for, chocolates fill the bill!