Here's What's New at Capital Roots:


 

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New Healthy Food Zones

 

Capital Roots recently worked with two of our Healthy Stores business partners, Can Stop Redemption Center and Groceries, Inc. in Troy and Steven's Market in Rensselaer to help increase customer access to healthy food and beverages. Capital Roots' staff installed additional refrigerators and new eye-catching signage to lead customers to designated "Healthy Food Zones".

 

We are working to create healthier communities while strengthening small, local businesses through the Healthy Stores program sponsored by MVP Health Care

 
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Seedling Donations


Seedling donations have been rolling in by the flats for participants in our Community Gardens program. We'd like to thank SUNY Cobleskill's Plant Sciences Department, Peacetree Organic Plants, Becker's Farm, BlackHorse Farms, Esposito's and Schultz Garden Center for the wonderful donations!

 

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Print out the raffle ticket from here: http://bit.ly/AirlineRaffle, then mail the ticket with all of your information along with $20 per ticket (or drop both off) to Capital Roots at 594 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.

 

**You must be 18 years or older to purchase a raffle ticket. Head here for terms and conditions: http://bit.ly/JetBlueTerms


 

Wellness With CEO WIC

 

The Veggie Mobile@ Sprout, sponsored by CDPHP​, joined the activities at the Wellness With CEO WIC​ event at the Riverfront Park in Troy on Friday. Capital Roots' certificates for fresh fruits and veggies where provided for shoppers, and a great time was had by all!

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Senator Gillibrand at Capital Roots

 

On Friday June 23, we were honored to welcome Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to Capital Roots' Urban Grow Center. Friends, staff and media joined the Senator in our Food Hub as she spoke about the importance of SNAP funding and how proposed cuts will impact our region. 

"In our state, more than three million New Yorkers rely on SNAP every month," she said. "And here in Rensselaer County, 12 percent of the entire population relies on SNAP."


Not only does SNAP benefit families struggling to eat good food, but it also supports the hundreds of thousands of farms - more than 4,500 in our region alone - who provide that food.

 

The Senator also spoke on the importance of nutrition education and praised the work that Capital Roots is doing, mentioning, "This place is an amazing resource for the Capital Region, and I'm really impressed with all the work that's been accomplished here. Everyone who comes here can see how important it is to have access to healthy, nutritious foods."


We thank Senator Gillibrand for recognizing the important work that we do at Capital Roots and for defending these very basic needs that our community deserves. Let's ensure that SNAP is preserved so that children, seniors, veterans and hard working families can eat healthy food and farmers can make a living! Contact your federal representatives today.


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New Fix-It Bicycle Repair Station Installed

 

Our Healthy Streets program installed its eighth Fix-It bicycle repair station, outside of the Troy Public Library. We are looking forward to installing our ninth Fix-It at the Washington Avenue Branch of the Albany Public Library later this year!

 

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Join the Honorary Commitee for the 11th Annual Autumn Evening in the Garden

 

This year's gala will be held on Thursday, September 28, from 6pm-9pm at the Hilton Garden of Troy. Autumn Evening in the Garden features 20 of the region’s most talented chefs, ingredients from more than 40 local growers and producers, and tastings from some of our best regional beverage purveyors. All proceeds from the event support our fresh food access, education, and urban greening programs.

Register with the Honorary Committee here.


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The Produce Project Farm Stand is Open!


Capital Roots’ Produce Stand is open for the season! Stop by and pick up some farm fresh produce today and every Tuesday through October. The stand is located at 261 8th Street in Troy and is open from 4:00-6:00 pm. All proceeds benefit the Produce Project program.

 

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Capital Roots' Community Gardens Program