Free Produce Markets

2023 Free Produce Market Updates


We host seasonal drive-thru Free Produce Markets monthly, during the summer, starting in June at the Bayshore Mall north parking lot in Eureka. There is no drive-thru distribution in May.

Changes in Fortuna and Southern Humboldt:

Our long-time partner from Sacramento that helped make our seasonal Free Produce Market events possible is no longer able to support the program. We are doing everything we can, with the resources available, to remain as consistent as possible, with the adjustments listed below:

  • Food for People will continue to serve Redway by making our Mobile Produce Pantry site there, on the same day (2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:30am to 1pm), a year-round Mobile Produce Pantry site (walk-up only).
  • We will also provide produce for Garberville, which will continue having their Free Produce Market on the 2nd Tuesday of the month 10:30am to 12 noon, June through September (walk-up only)
  • Fortuna will continue to be served by our year-round Fortuna Mobile Produce Pantry site on the 1st Wednesday of each month, 10am to 12:30pm.

2023 Season:

Eureka Garberville Redway Fortuna
Bayshore Mall, 3300 Bayshore Way. Presbyterian Church, 437 Maple Ln Baptist Church, 1055 Redway Dr Fortuna Community Services, 2331 Rohnerville Rd.
11 am - 1 pm Thursday after the 4th Wednesday 2nd Tuesday, 10:30am-12pm 2nd Tuesday 10:30am-1pm 1st Wednesday 10am-12:30pm
*Drive thru only *Walk-up only *Walk-up only *Walk-up only
June 29 June 13 Please visit our Mobile Produce Pantry page for schedule Please visit our Mobile Produce Pantry page for schedule
July 27 July 11
August 31 August 8
September 28 September 12

Income Guidelines

  • Household of 1 = $2,522.33
  • Household of 2 = $3,411.42
  • Household of 3 = $4,300.50
  • Household of 4 = $5,189.58
  • Household of 5 = $6,078.67
  • Household of 6 = $6,967.75
  • Household of 7 = $7,856.83
  • Household of 8 = $8,745.92
  • Over 8 = Add $889.08 each

More About Our Free Produce Distributions

Food for People sponsors free farmers’ market-style produce distributions during the summer/fall seasons. This program is available thanks to partnership with the California Association of Food Banks’ Farm to Family program and thanks to funding through the St. Joseph Health Care for the Poor Grant that offsets costs. Farm to Family supplies Food for People and other California food banks with fresh produce directly from the fields of the Central Valley. (View an informative video about the state-wide Farm to Family program at the bottom of this page.) Along with locally grown and freshly gleaned fruits and vegetables from Humboldt County, we are able to host a monthly, free outdoor produce market, to ensure that our neighbors have access to the nutritious, seasonal fresh produce we all need for good health.

Our Nutrition Education staff provides healthy recipes using the fresh fruits and vegetables at each Free Produce Market. We also have information about CalFresh, and our Outreach staff can help interested households apply for the program. CalFresh is a nutrition assistance program that helps income-eligible households afford to purchase healthy food. CalFresh benefits can also be spent at local farmers’ markets on food and plants and seeds that produce food. To learn more about CalFresh, click here to visit our CalFresh Outreach page.

We partner with the California Association of Food Banks to access staple produce items through their Farm to Family program. Check out this video about Farm to Family!