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Harvest Co-op Opens at Forest Hills

The newest addition to Forest Hills is the Cambridge-originating organic food co-op.

Harvest Co-op Opens at Forest Hills

The Casey Arborway project isn’t the only development that will drastically change Forest Hills.

Harvest Co-op, the community-owned market with an original location in Cambridge, opened Dec. 12 at 3815 Washington St.

Here’s a note on their recent expansion posted on Harvest’s website:

“Harvest Co-op seeks to continue to serve the Boston area community, a community where our Co-op was established in 1971. This neighborhood is within the city of Boston. Harvest Co-op recognizes that the Boston area is underserved by grocery stores, and seeks to locate stores within the Boston area to give more communities access to healthy food. Harvest seeks to locate in places accessible by public transportation when possible. Leasing in a "green" building is in accord with Harvest's desire to support sustainable business practices.”

And a note on the benefits of expanding to Jamaica Plain:

A chance to serve existing and new members and shoppers in the JP community A new "green" facility built out to Harvest Co-op specifications A bigger store in JP to offer a larger product selection than our South Street store Proximity to public transportation at Forest Hills: a major bus depot and T stop Dedicated parking for Harvest shoppers and members More locations to for Harvest members to shop at in the Boston area.

Simpli Café is planned to open in Forest Hills as well.

Harvest market is an institution in the area, opening in 1971 as the Boston Food Co-op.

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