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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

Pires Market

Luigi's Variety

Ferro's Foodtown

Fresh Mart

Pemberton Farms

Harvest Co-op

Harvard Market

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

Newtowne Variety, our first Healthy Market, announced that after many years of serving the Port community, the store will close its doors in summer 2016 for the owners' much-deserved retirement. We thank Newtowne for helping blaze the way!

Newtowne Variety

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 co-owner