ZERO WASTE GROCERY GUIDE: MASSACHUSETTS

Where to shop for bulk, package-free, zero waste foods in Massachusetts: a state-by-state grocery store guide | Litterless

Boston area

-Cambridge Naturals: Bulk teas, herbs, and spices. They also offer locally milled package-free bar soap.
-Follow the Honey: At this spot in Harvard Square, you can find several kinds of bulk honey; plus, they offer a discount if you bring your own jar to fill.
-Fresh Pond Market: This store will let you bring your own jar for their freshly ground peanut butter and almond butter.
-Harvest Co-op: This spot in Cambridge and Jamaica plain offers bulk spices and locally grown foods. The store in Central Square also has bulk Castile soap and bulk French clay, plus a few other bulk personal care products.
-Pemberton Market: They carry refillable olive oil and vinegar; you'll need to buy one of their bottles the first time, but after that it can be refilled.
-Salt and Olive: This spot in Harvard Square has bulk teas and spices. You cannot bring your own containers, but they have glass jars and metal tin options. Once you buy a bottle of olive oil or vinegar, you can keep bringing that bottle back to be refilled over and over.
-The Spirited Gourmet: This Belmont store carries refillable olive oil and vinegar; you'll need to buy one of their bottles the first time, but after that it can be refilled.
-You can find milk in returnable glass bottles at Shaw's in Porter Square or in Whole Foods stores throughout the city. Whole Foods throughout the city also offer bulk aisles, but not all will let you bring your own container; be sure to ask first!

Cambridge

-Pemberton Market: Refill bottles with liquid household cleaners made by Common Good & Co.

Concord

-Debra's Natural Gourmet: Find dry pantry staples like grains, flour and baking supplies, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, herbs, spices, and more.

Great Barrington

-Berkshire Co-op: Locally grown produce and goods for a more sustainable home.
-Farm & Home: Refill your bottles with liquid household cleaners made by Common Good & Co.
-Guido's Fresh Marketplace: Fill your own bulk bags with a range of dry pantry staples (grains, beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, and more), plus peanut butter and cooking oils.

Greenfield

-Franklin Community Co-op: You'll find a great bulk section that sells grains (including local wheat!), beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, fair trade coffee, tea, maple syrup, olive oil, nut butters, and even shampoo and household cleaners.

Northhampton

-River Valley Coop: This spot offers bulk grains, beans, flours and baking supplies, nuts, seeds, snacks, dried fruit, and more.

Shelburne Falls

-Franklin Community Co-op: At FCC's Shelburne Falls outpost, stock up on grains (including local wheat!), beans, nuts, seeds, snacks, sweets, herbs and spices, fair trade coffee, tea, maple syrup, olive oil, and nut butters, as well as shampoo and household cleaners.

Williamstown

-Wild Oats Co-op: Bring your own containers to shop their selection of bulk dry goods.

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