Harvest Market, a family-owned business started by Tom Honer in May 1985, began as a single, traditional grocery store and has evolved into three stores that reflect a unique blend of conventional, specialty, organic, domestic, international, and local products.
To continue the family tradition and expand the vision, daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Tim Bosma joined the business in 2005. Their focus has included community support and sustainability practices.
A short history of Harvest Market:
1985 Tom opens Harvest Market, Fort Bragg CA with a staff of 46
1995 Tom recognizes and focuses on customer demands for natural and organic products throughout the store
2004 Tom hires Margaret Fox, past owner of Mendocino’s acclaimed Café Beaujolais, as Culinary Director
2005 Tim and Jennifer Bosma join the team
2006 Harvest expands to include Mendosa’s in Mendocino, a family-owned general store founded in 1909.
2007 Solar panels are installed at Harvest Market.
2010 Mendocino Hardware is established in a renovated barn next to Mendosa’s
2011 Because of environmental concerns, Harvest Market removes single-use plastic bags from the store.
2012 Due to a new city ordinance that requires businesses to charge 10 cents per bag, our ‘In the Bag’ program is created to provide an incentive to recycle shopping bags. We decide to help selected local charities by donating the 10 cents to them.
2015 Solar panels are installed at Harvest at Mendosa’s in Mendocino.
2015 Harvest Market becomes a Certified B (Benefit) Corporation, which requires us to meet and maintain rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
2018 LED lighting project is completed, with LED lighting in all three stores.
2018 Staff at all three stores totals 140, making Harvest Market one of the biggest employers on the Mendocino coast.