The Headingley Greengrocer

The Headingley Greengrocer – now open

We are delighted to be able to say that the shop is now up and running !  We opened on 26th April + grand opening event: Saturday 4th May at 10.15.

The shop aims to provide really good, quality produce whilst keeping an eye on environmental concerns.It will be selling fresh fruit, vegetables and salads, as well as flowers and plants in season.

We want to sell loose high quality produce, local, English where possible – aiming to cater to a range of budgets. We won’t be using plastic bags for customers – we’ll encourage people to bring their own bags – but we will have non-plastic carriers for sale if anyone needs one.

We’ve appointed a great new manager: Nitesh Dhiliwal and we’ve been lucky to be able to retain some of the original staff.

The shop has already worked out a tie-in with Plate2Plate – who collect food waste and turn it into high quality compost [on sale at the Headingley Farmers’ Market]. We will continue the association with Rainbow Junktion at All Hallowes Church.

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The Headingley Greengrocer has been bought by HDT from RK Harris & Sons using its Headingley Investment Fund. This fund was built up through a community share issue – so it really is using local money for local benefit.

RK Harris & Sons was a well known and treasured greengrocer for 44 years. Keith Harris, who set up his shop in 1975, retired a couple of years ago and Eileen and Raymond Harris, the owners, decided to sell the business to HDT.

HDT will be building on a longer tradition however. There has been a greengrocer’s shop in the premises for over 100 years. First established by Suttill Hannam, the building was first converted into a successful and popular Headingley fruit and vegetable shop during the First World War.

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The shop already has a Facebook page and will soon have its own website.  Details to follow soon.

 

 

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