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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 4/26/22)

Location and Address Schedule

Essex Council on Aging

17 Pickering St. Essex MA 01929

Third Friday of each month at 10 a.m.

Ipswich Council on Aging

25 Green St., Ipswich MA 01938

Second Friday of each month at 10 a.m.

Manchester Council on Aging

10 Central St. #10, Manchester-by-the-Sea MA 01944

First and Third Wednesday of each month at 2 p.m.

Millbrook Park

Rockport MA 01966

Every Tuesday at 10 a.m.

North Shore Community College - Danvers Campus

1 Ferncroft Road, Danvers MA 01923 

(Parking lot 2)​

Second Wednesday of each month (9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/14) at 11 a.m.*


*NSCC Mobile Markets available during Fall and Spring semesters

North Shore Community College - Lynn Campus

300 Broad St., Lynn MA 01901

First Friday of each month at 11 a.m.*  (10/7, 11/4, 12/2)


*NSCC Mobile Markets available during Fall and Spring semesters

Pathways for Children

29 Emerson Ave., Gloucester MA 01930

Every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.

Rockport Council on Aging

58 Broadway, Rockport MA 01966

First Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Rose Baker Senior Center

6 Manuel F Lewis St., Gloucester MA 01930

Fourth Friday of each month at 10 a.m.

Winthrop School

65 Central St., Ipswich MA 01938

Every Thursday at 1:50 p.m.

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.