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Mystic Valley YMCA

Mystic Community Market

Come visit us at:

Walnut Street Center
291 Mystic Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

(617) 629-5120

Use the pedestrian gate and enter under the blue awning on the right side of the building.


New Hours effective November 28th
All hours are by appointment only. Visit your-market.org to schedule your appointment.

 Monday 10:00am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 4:45pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm (Walk-in)

10:00am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 4:45pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm (Walk-in)

10:00am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 4:45pm
5:00pm-6:00pm (Walk-in)

Closed - Scheduled pick-up only

10:00am - 2:00pm
4:00pm - 4:45pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm (Walk-in)

9:00am - 2:00pm
  • Free bags of food, produce and dry goods
  • Pick-up once a week
  • No ID or proof of residence required
  • Pre-register or walk-in 

More than a food pantry, the Mystic Community Market is a resource that focuses on nutrition and community health. We opened in February of 2020, just weeks before the pandemic hit. Our goal was originally to have a market where patrons could come in and pick out their own groceries, just like they would at any other supermarket, the difference being that these groceries come at no cost. Because of the pandemic, we quickly had to switch to outdoor pickup with prepackaged grocery bags, but we hope to return back to our original vision of the market soon. We are so grateful to have partners like the Greater Boston Food Bank and to have many wonderful volunteers to help us serve our community.


  • 1 card per appointment
  • Market usage remains the same
    • 1 card per household
    • 1 household visit per week, Monday-Saturday

*Understanding that many live in shared housing units, our market defines those who you share food with is considered a household 


  • Please arrive at the start of your appointment window, each window is 15 minutes in length
  • If you miss your appointment time, the market will work to get you in but time is not guaranteed outside of appointment window
  • We ask you move through the market space in a timely fashion to allow all shoppers to go through during their appointment time
  • Please bring a reusable bag or cart. Boxes may be available but not guaranteed.
  • Appointment registration closes at 6pm the night prior 
  • To schedule your appointment:
  • force.com
  • Select Schedule an appointment
  • Select your preferred market
  • If previously registered, selectYou can only come during your scheduled time. - Click to view availability
  • If new, click register here 
    • Complete information 
    • Select YES to schedule an appointment 
  • Please call for assistance with appointment registration 
  • Pick-up for multiple households, please contact the market for appointment pick-up time on Thursdays
  • Last walk-in during those hours will be accepted 15 minutes prior to close

Frequently Asked Questions

The Y is a cause for strengthening community. That’s why we’re here working with you every day, making sure that you, your family and community have the resources and support you need to belong, grow and thrive. With a focus on developing the potential of kids, improving individual health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership will bring about meaningful change not just within yourself, but in your community, too. You don’t just join the Y—you belong here.