On July 2nd 1987, 22 -year-old Scott Nash completed his first produce delivery to a customer in Rockville, Maryland. Nash started what is now known as MOM’s Organic Market out of his Mom’s garage with the aspiration to make organic produce accessible to everyday people. By the 1990’s, MOM’s mailed fresh produce all over the nation. Today, the grocery chain operates in five states and Washington D.C., and employs over 1,000 people.

This is an image of a grocery isle with fresh produce


MOM’s is a market with a mission to protect and restore the environment.
Located at 9801 Rhode Island Ave, MOM’s College Park offers several unique, environment-conscious amenities to customers. The store is not only powered by solar panels, but offers a solar-powered, electric car-charging station free of charge to customers. All produce 100% organic, as are the clothing. There is an assortment of bulk items for package-free shoppers –  from dry goods to household items. If you get hungry during your shopping you can grab fresh salad and sandwiches at the Naked Lunch Cafe and fresh baked goods at their Bake Shop.


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Behind a partition on the left wall of the College Park location store lies a pinball cafe! For about 50 cents per game, shoppers can play both modern and vintage pinball machines, dating from the 80’s to present. You won’t find much information online about this classified treat, so keep it hush hush.

You can bike over to the store on a new bike path via the award-winning Hollywood Streetscape Project. MOM’s is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.  and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can reach them at 301-220-1100, or on their social media @momsorganicmarket on Facebook and Instagram @momsorganicmarket

MOM’s Organic Market College Park has an Unexpected Amenity