In 2011 GreenTree remodeled our current store and built an on-site kitchen. We now offer hot breakfast items, soups, and dinners every day, in addition to a large selection of sandwiches, salads, compound salads, dips, spreads, and baked goods. You can also order larger quantities or special items by contacting our Deli Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2015, we brought in a wide new assortment of gourmet and Michigan-produced cheeses. There is now a wider variety of vegan cheese options, lactose-free cow’s-milk cheeses, and goat’s-milk cheeses as well.
Our Mission: GreenTree’s Deli exists to provide the mid-Michigan community with fairly priced, ethically & sustainably sourced, delicious food that can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of dietary preference or economic situation.
What is it made of?
Many of the ingredients we use in our deli foods are the same ones you can purchase on the shelves of the Co-op.
- We use USDA Certified Organic ingredients whenever possible. (This is indicated with an asterisk on the ingredient label.)
- As often as possible, we choose local and Michigan meats, like Kampf lamb and Eat Local Eat Natural beef.
- Otherwise we will choose humane and hormone-free products, like Applegate Farms bacon.
- Our produce is also local and/or organic, Michigan weather permitting.
- We also offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and raw options.
Are there any gluten-free options?
You won’t see any gluten-free products in our deli case, but you will see many items with no gluten ingredients. Gluten-free products are generally made in dedicated facilities, and products must be tested by a third party certifier. We don’t do this type of testing in our kitchen. However, our deli personnel engage in a variety of practices designed to minimize cross-contact.
- Countertops are cleaned and sanitized before and after each item is prepped, whether it contained gluten or not.
- Hands are washed thoroughly and new gloves put on before each dish is made, whether the previous dish contained gluten or not.
- New utensils are used to prepare and portion each dish, whether the previous dish contained gluten or not.
- When there will be a non-gluten and gluten version of a dish, such as a sandwich, the non-gluten is always prepped first.
Please keep in mind that despite these precautions, gluten containing items are made in our kitchen. Different individuals have varying levels of sensitivity and we cannot guarantee that absolutely no cross-contact has occurred. As with any food allergy or sensitivity, you are the best judge of what is safe for your consumption.
GreenTree also cares that our packaging be as sustainable as possible. You can learn more about our Deli Packaging here.
You can order ahead and purchase anything we make in our deli in larger quantities. Contact our Deli Manager (email@example.com) for specific information on our items and pricing.