Mobile Produce Markets
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers Free Mobile Produce Markets throughout the year. The markets are staffed by volunteers who can assist with the produce so you can load it directly into your trunk or car.
Free Mobile Produce Markets take place at the following community centers beginning April 6 through December.
Distribution at all sites begins at 3 p.m. and runs while supplies last.
First Thursday: Barack*, Douglas*, Glenwood and Sullivant Gardens*
First Friday: Marion Franklin and Scioto Southland
Second Thursday: Dodge and Holton
Second Friday: Barnett and Far East
Third Thursday: Linden and Tuttle
Third Friday: Adams and Beatty
Fourth Thursday: Feddersen and Howard
This schedule may change due to holidays.
If there’s not a site in your area, visit freshtrak.com to find a resource near you.
*Mobile Produce Markets at Barack, Douglas and Sullivant Gardens will begin on May 4
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Mobile Produce Market work?
Both walk-in and drive-thru options are available. All of our staff members and volunteers wear a mask, and will load the produce into the trunk of your car.
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
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 throughout our community centers.
Why is there not a Mobile Produce Market closer to me?
Our Mobile Produce Markets happen in areas that are identified to have high-need and have a community center, which is used for distribution.
If we don’t have a location close to you, visit freshtrak.com and enter your ZIP code to find locations hosted by other community partners.
I don't need produce. Is there another way to get involved? How can I help?
There are several ways that you can help Columbus Recreation and Parks healthy produce to deserving families. You can sign up to volunteer at one of our distribution sites, and you can support us by joining our email list.
Subscribe now to receive email alerts to be notified about our schedule and help out by picking up food items and distributing to families that can use the support.
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.