Bulk; Beyond Beans

Bulk; Beyond Beans

By Kimber Badertscher, Assistant Grocery Manager, Co-op Owner

Whether you are a seasoned GreenTree shopper or a newbie, you may not know about the many bulk items offered outside of the main bulk section of the store. Here at GreenTree, we offer bulk selections beyond dry grocery items and spices. Here we will highlight these other items for you to consider while shopping to expand your bulk horizons.

Moon Works Laundry Soap:  Since 2000, Moon Works has been making all-natural and eco-friendly laundry soap. Michigan-made in Traverse City, Moon Works Laundry soap can be found in many co-ops in Michigan and beyond. Here at GreenTree, we offer lavender bulk laundry powder located in the home cleaning section of the store in aisle 3.

Green River Maple Camp: Handcrafted by a multi-generational family from Shepherd, MI. Green River Maple Syrup is certified organic and produced in Mancelona, MI. GreenTree is proud to offer Green River’s award-winning dark robust organic maple syrup, which can be found in the refrigerator section by the milk.

Giovanni Shampoo and Conditioner: Giovanni® was the first full-range, salon-inspired hair care brand in natural product stores, and today is the #1 selling hair care line in the United States Natural Products Industry. Giovanni® has been bridging the gap between natural and salon quality since 1979. GreenTree is happy to offer bulk Giovanni shampoo and conditioner for our customers, located in the Health and Beauty section. Bring your container or buy one of ours to fill and try it out for yourself.

EO Soap: EO soap has been crafted since 1995 without parabens, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Using the highest quality essential oils and natural ingredients, EO products are cruelty-free. EO offers soothing pure essential oils blended with safe, effective natural products. EO helps you create meditative moments of self-care through aromatherapy. EO bulk lavender hand soap can be found in the Health and Beauty section at GreenTree Co-op.

Dr. Bronner’s: Dr. Bronner’s was founded in 1948 by Emanuel Bronner, a third-generation master soap-maker from a German-Jewish soap-making family. He used the labels on his superb ecological soaps to spread his message that we must realize our transcendent unity across religious and ethnic divides, “We are All-One or None!” Still family-owned and run, Dr. Bronner’s honors its founder’s vision by making socially and environmentally responsible products of the highest quality—and by dedicating their profits to help make a better world. All-One! A long-trusted brand in natural products, Dr. Bronner’s has been a proponent of bulk sales to reduce environmental impacts. GreenTree is proud to offer three scents of Dr. Bronner’s All-One liquid soap, found in the Health and Beauty aisle.

Milk + Body Bath: GreenTree is excited to offer Milk + Body bath products, made right down the road in Midland, MI. Milk + Body believes in quality ingredients, sustainable packaging, and genuine relationships. Every product is handcrafted with carefully chosen nourishing ingredients that work with the skin to keep it clean, soft, and healthy. Every delicious fragrance and vibrant color is specifically selected to enhance your bath time routine and make it a full experience instead of just another daily task. You can find several bulk bath soaks and shower tabs in the Health and Beauty section.

Shopping the bulk items at GreenTree is a great way to try new products with minimal commitment as you can control the amount of product you get. It is also a good way to help reduce your impact on the planet by reducing waste. Come on in and try something new today!


  1. Pat Thurston

    Do you carry bulk cooking oil, vinegar, peanut butter? I also see you carry laundry soap, syrup, and body/hair products. What else do you carry in liquid bulk? Thank you.
    Pat Thurston

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