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updated April 11, 2023

Temporary Service Adjustment:

Thanks to all our shoppers and community members who have visited the Fruitvale Community Market in our first week of operations and for helping us have a very successful opening. We have been seeing an incredibly high volume of visitors and to accommodate community interest we will need to make a few temporary adjustments to our process.

Until further notice, we are making some important changes:

  • Fruitvale Community Market will be drive-thru only. Until we can increase our staffing, we are asking that all visitors remain in their cars instead of lining up outside the market. A staff member will be directing traffic. Please do not park in neighboring lots or on the street.
  • We will be providing pre-packed boxes of fresh produce and shelf-stable items. For us to efficiently meet the current request, and to ensure every visitor leaves with food, we will be preparing boxes and distributing them to families in their vehicles. We will return to a in-store shopping, where shoppers pick their own items, as soon as we are able.
  • To manage traffic flow and keep wait times down, please arrive shortly before the market opens. We manage food distribution so that everyone who arrives during our open hours leaves with food. We recommend arriving at the market no earlier than 30 minutes before the scheduled opening time, and/or 30minutes after opening to reduce wait times.
We appreciate your patience as we adjust to serve our community.

Our team is hard at work making arrangements and we look forward to transitioning back to our usual model where shoppers can enter the market and pick their own groceries. In the meantime, we are grateful for your understanding.


If you or someone in your community is able to volunteer to support these new processes, please email

What we can’t do alone, we can do together. Thanks for being in community with us.

We believe that everyone should have the right to choice.

People should be able to access food with respect, dignity, and individual agency. Northwest Harvest’s Fruitvale Community Market allows shoppers to do just that. It is a no-cost grocery store that provides a variety of fresh produce, proteins/meats, ready-to-eat foods, pantry staples and more. Customers shop at Fruitvale just as they would at any other grocery store. 

Fruitvale Community Market’s doors are open to all community members. No ID, proof of income, or residency information is required to shop with us. 


Open each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Fruitvale offers community members the choice of shopping for a variety of food items.  

In addition to being a source for free groceries, Fruitvale Community Market also offers a variety of services from public agencies including healthcare, housing, legal, and more. 

Volunteering at the Market

Fruitvale Community Market is always looking for dedicated volunteers. If you are interested in building community by providing nutritious food to families in the area, Northwest Harvest would love to speak with you. 



Fruitvale Community Market is located in Yakima, WA at 1819 Fruitvale Blvd. More location and transportation details available here.

Market Hours

Monday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Hours subject to change. Closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

smiling child pushing mini grocery cart through market

“The truth is hunger doesn’t have a certain look or demographic: hunger can happen to anyone. Hunger hurts all of us; ending hunger will take all of us. No one should feel ashamed or fear asking for help, and this model removes the stigma of hunger and strengthens our sense of community.”

                   – Christina Wong, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Northwest Harvest