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Healthy Markets Program

Good for Business, Good for Customers

The Healthy Markets Program works with local convenience store owners to make healthy, affordable food and drink options available to customers. By offering and promoting healthy options, participating Healthy Markets make it easier for neighborhood residents to eat better.

Examples of Healthy Market offerings:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grain items like brown rice, pasta, and cereals
  • Smart snack options
  • Healthy beverages like low-fat milk and bottled water

Cambridge Healthy Markets Partner Stores

Fernandes Market

Luigi's Variety

Ferro's Foodtown


Harvard Market

Pemberton Farms

Cambridge Healthy Market Story Map

Press "Start" to view the interactive Story Map showcasing Healthy Market locations across the city. Click here for a full screen view.

Healthy Market Alumni

We are grateful to Newtown Variety and Harvest Co-op for their partnership in the Cambridge Healthy Markets program. While both stores have since closed their doors, we value the work they have done to promote and make available healthy food and beverage options for shoppers. Please join us in wishing the best to the owners and staff for their hard work!

Newtowne Variety

Harvest Co-op

Last updated on February 28, 2017

If you own a Cambridge neighborhood market and are interested in participating, contact Brad Pillen at 617-665-3845 or bpillen@challiance.org

View the Healthy Market participation guidelines.

For information about grant opportunities, networking events, targeted workshops, and direct one-on-one assistance for business owners, visit the Community Development Department's Economic Development Division web page.


Cambridge Food Hero

Congratulations to Healthy Market partner store, Luigi's Variety, for being named a 2016 Cambridge Food Hero!


“I’ve seen some shoppers look at the display and the [Healthy Market] signs and decide on one of the healthy products instead of something else--so I guess it’s working!"

— John Gauthier,
Newtowne Variety former co-owner




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