Mobile Produce Markets

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers Mobile Produce Markets which provide a one-week supply of fresh produce to eligible families at no cost to them. The markets are held from April through November at select community centers throughout the City.

Dates and Locations

First Thursday of the Month

  • Barack
  • Douglas
  • Glenwood
  • Sullivant Gardens

First Friday of the Month

  • Marion Franklin
  • Scioto Southland

Second Thursday of the Month

  • Dodge
  • Holton

Second Friday of the Month

  • Barnett
  • Far East

Third Thursday of the Month

  • Linden
  • Tuttle

Third Friday of the Month

  • Adams
  • Beatty

Fourth Thursday of the Month

  • Feddersen
  • Howard

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Mobile Produce Market work?

Walk-in and drive-thru options are available, and the Mobile Produce Market workers can load the produce into the trunk of your car if requested.

What do I need to bring? Do I qualify?
New Requirements from ODJFS

Effective July 1, 2022

Identification is required.

The amount of fresh produce distributed to each eligible family (200% or below of the Federal Poverty Level*) is approximately a one-week supply based on the family size. You will not need to verify this information at the Mobile Produce Market. Unsure if you and your family qualify?  Please reference the annual income amounts below.

Family Size: Annual Income

1: $27,180
2: $36,620
3: $46,060
4: $55,500
5: $64,940
6: $74,380

ODJFS Household Eligibility Guidelines

What if I can't get there right at 3 p.m.?

Distribution begins at 3 p.m. and runs while supplies last. We recommend getting there as soon as the Mobile Produce Market begins.

Where does the produce come from?

We are thankful for our partner, Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC). All produce is delivered by MOFC and distributed through our community centers.

Why is there not a Mobile Produce Market closer to me?

Mobile Produce Markets happen at community centers in areas that are identified to have a high need.

If we don’t have a location close to you, visit and enter your ZIP code to find locations hosted by other community partners.

Volunteer at a Market

Join us as a Produce Market Volunteer! You’ll help to prep and pack produce in reusable grocery bags for community members. Volunteers are needed at each market.

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In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.