Harvest Market opens 2nd JP shop

December 21, 2012
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FOREST HILLS—Harvest Co-Op Market quietly opened its second Jamaica Plain location last week at 3815 Washington St. in Forest Hills near the Roslindale border.

The longtime Harvest grocery store at 57 South St. is remaining open. The new location has some features that South Street does not, including dedicated car parking and expanded bicycle parking.

Harvest spokesperson Chris Durkin said the new store will have a grand opening celebration at a date to be determined.

The new building, just south of Ukraine Way, also includes a small park, various offices and the new location of Commonwealth Cooperative Bank, which used to be on Centre Street.

The Cambridge-based Harvest is a member-owned, not-for-profit grocery co-op that anyone can shop at. It focuses on organic, local and fair-trade products. The new store includes “Buy Local” shelf tags to ID local and regional products. It also has a deli, feature that the chain’s Cambridge store lost in a recent move.

The South Street Harvest location “will change a little bit, but we are not sure what it will look like yet,” Durkin said.

The new Harvest is on a former MBTA parcel that was redeveloped under community guidelines that had a grocery store high on the wish list. The store can be contacted at 617-405-5300.

The front doors of the new Harvest Co-Op Market at 3815 Washington St. (Gazette Photo by John Ruch)

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