Pemberton Farms – Cambridge

Pemberton Farms & Garden Center  is a specialty grocery store with some nice bulk and package free offerings located near Porter Square and Davis Square in Cambridge, MA.  It has recently been renovated and now includes a small but growing bulk food section! It’s a great place to shop for produce, bulk olive oil, coffee beans, bulk basics, vegan specialty foods and beer/wine. During the spring and summer months, they also have an outdoor garden center.

Their bulk section is relatively new, but there are so many cool foods to choose from! They are very open to suggestions, requests and ideas for which items to stock.

Currently there’s a section of a few different types of rice.

They have lots of chocolates and candies to choose from!

Their dry bins have pasta, baking ingredients, candy, a few different grains and granola.

There are snacks (sesame sticks are my favorite), popcorn kernels and dried fruit.

They have several different types of  nuts and seeds and even more dried fruit.


They sell beeswax wrap to preserve food or seal containers.

I was very excited to see some liquid soap and cleaners on tap at Pemberton Farms. It seems like they are having some supply issues and may be switching to a different vendor. I can’t wait to refill my liquid dish soap and castile soap here in the future!

Their personal hygiene section has castile soap, package-free bars of soap, essential oils and lotions packaged in tins.

There are a few organic cotton and chlorine-free feminine hygiene products. 

They sell 100% recycled toilet paper rolls.

Pemberton Farms even carries natural hygiene products for your pets!

They offer local honey and maple syrup in glass containers.

There’s a section with bulk coffee beans and grinders nearby. They also have unbleached coffee filters around the corner.

Their juice aisle has many different juices in glass bottles.

Currently their spices are sold in glass jars. Soon there will be a bulk spice section with space to refill your own containers.

They have a nice olive and antipasto bar.

They’ve got a beautiful produce section with mostly package-free fruits and vegetables (including celery, lettuce and carrots).

Look at these beautiful package-free Brussels sprouts!

They have a few bulk liquids on tap including olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic oil. There are refillable glass containers that you can bring back for refills.

They sell local milk in returnable/refillable glass bottles.

They sell lots of different vegan foods, like this Miyoko’s Creamery vegan “cheese”.

There are lots of different pickled and fermented foods packaged in reusable glass jars.


They have a little baked goods section with package-free bread and rolls.

There is a kombucha tap with refillable glass bottles.

Pemberton Farms also has a deli, coffee and hot foods section, although I’m not sure if they allow customers to bring in their own containers.

  • Bakery
  • Baking
  • Bar soap
  • Beans
  • Cleaning Products
  • Coffee beans
  • Dairy
  • Dried fruit
  • Grains/Rice
  • Granola
  • Hot food bar
  • Hygiene items
  • Kombucha (in glass bottles)
  • Liquids (currently limited, more coming soon)
  • Nuts/Seeds
  • Pasta
  • Produce
  • Salad Bar
  • Spices (in glass containers, bulk coming soon)

This page was updated on 1/29/19.