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The Open Door Mobile Markets

The Open Door Mobile Market program was first launched at Riverdale Park in Gloucester in 2005 and has since expanded to serve sites throughout The Open Door service area including underserved neighborhoods, senior centers, schools, the North Shore Community College Danvers and Lynn campuses, and more.

The program provides qualifying individuals with up to 20 pounds of fresh produce and protein choices at no cost, as well as nutrition education and outreach. The produce is grown locally and purchased wholesale or is acquired from the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Mobile Markets connect people to healthy food in a socially acceptable way in the communities where they live, learn and play. By reducing barriers to access such as transportation, cost of food, nutrition education and social stigma, the program reduces the impact of poor nutrition that leaves many in need vulnerable to devastating health consequences.

MOBILE MARKET SCHEDULE (last updated 10/12/22)

 

GLOUCESTER SCHEDULE
Day of the Week Location Time

Tuesday

*Bi-monthly, First and Third Wednesday of Each Month.

Pathways for Children

29 Emerson Avenue

Gloucester, MA

3:30-4:30 p.m.

*Bi-monthly, First and Third Wednesday of Each Month.

Tuesday

Pondview Apartments

32 Lepage Lane

Gloucester, MA

2-3 p.m.

Friday

*Monthly, Fourth Friday of Each Month.

Rose Baker Senior Center

6 Manuel F Lewis Street

Gloucester, MA

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

*Monthly, Fourth Friday of Each Month.

Friday

*Bi-monthly, Second and Fourth Friday.

Veterans Elementary School

74 Pleasant Street 

Gloucester, MA

 

2:45-3:30 p.m.

*Bi-monthly, Second and Fourth Friday.

ROCKPORT SCHEDULE
Day of the Week Location Time

Tuesday

Millbrook Park

Rockport, MA

12-1 p.m.

Wednesday

*Monthly, First Wednesday Each Month

Rockport Council on Aging

58 Broadway Avenue

Rockport, MA

10 a.m.

*Monthly, First Wednesday of Each Month

IPSWICH SCHEDULE
Day of the Week Location Time

Thursday

*Weekly during the school year

Doyon Elementary School

216 Linebrook Road

Ipswich, mA

2:45-3:30 p.m. 

*Weekly during the school year

Thursday

*Weekly during the school year

Winthrop Elementary School

65 Central Street

Ipswich, MA

1:30-2:30 p.m.

*Weekly during the school year

Friday

*Monthly, Second Friday of Each Month.

Ipswich Council on Aging

25 Green Street

Ipswich, MA

10-11 a.m.

*Monthly, Second Friday of Each Month.

ESSEX SCHEDULE
Day of the Week Location Time

Wednesday

*Bi-Monthly, Second and Fourth Wednesday of Each Month.

Essex Elementary

12 Story Street

Essex, MA

2:45-3:30 p.m.

*Bi-Monthly, Second and Fourth Wednesday of Each Month.

Friday

*Monthly, Third Friday of Each Month.

Essex Council on Aging

17 Pickering Street

Essex, MA

10-11 a.m. 

*Monthly, Third Friday of Each Month.

MANCHESTER SCHEDULE
Day of the Week Location Time

Wednesday

*Bi-Monthly, First and Third Wednesday of Each Month.

Manchester Council on Aging

10 Central Street

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

2 p.m.

*Bi-Monthly, First and Third Wednesday of Each Month.

Wednesday

*Bi-Monthly, First and Third Wednesday Each Month

Manchester Memorial Elementary School

43 Lincoln St.,

Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA

2:45-3:30 p.m.

*Bi-Monthly, First and Third Wednesday Each Month

NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHEDULE
Location Day/Month Time

Danvers Campus

*Monthly during the school year.

Second Wednesday of Each Month. 

*Monthly during the school year.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Lynn Campus

*Monthly during the school year.​

First Friday of Each Month.

*Monthly during the school year.

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

*Please note, the above scheduled locations are visited weekly unless stated otherwise. 

For more information or the latest Mobile Market schedule, please contact us.

 

Mobile Market Farmers Truck

The Mobile Market Farmers Truck made its debut in November 2021 and expands the capacity of the Mobile Market program to connect more people to more good, healthy food. Purchased with state Food Security Infrastructure grant funds, the truck allows the program to travel farther within The Open Door's service area and for longer due to its eco-cooling system.