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This Market On The West Side Is Actually A No-Cost Grocery Store

This trendy little market is so much more than meets the eye.

The Mid-Ohio Market at Norton Road is a no-cost grocery store, serving customers who are in need of fresh produce, nutritious food, and personal care products.

The market doesn’t require any special sign-ups or appointments to shop, but first-time customers will have to check in upon entry, providing a valid photo ID and proof of address, like a recent utility bill.

Customers are able to shop at the Mid-Ohio Market once per week. Upon return visits, customers will only need to bring their photo ID. The market recommends that visitors come to the market before heading to the grocery store, in order to shorten shopping lists elsewhere.

Mid-Ohio Market at Norton Rd. Photo via Facebook.

Mid-Ohio Market offers so much more than just groceries. Along with local partners, wrap-around services are available for customers to access help with housing, healthcare, financial literacy, and more.

Mid-Ohio Market at Norton Rd. Photo via Facebook.

One step that Mid-Ohio Markets have taken to make accessing fresh food even easier for those in need is making the hours longer with weekend and evening hours as an option.

Mid-Ohio Market is located at 620 Norton Road, Columbus, OH 43228. It’s open Monday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market is closed on Sunday.

The market will be closed for the holidays from December 23-26 and December 31-January 2.

If you’d like to volunteer at any of the Mid-Ohio Market locations, you can get more information here. To learn more about the markets, in general, visit