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Capital Roots' Virtual Veggie Mobile® is an online marketplace where local farmers list their produce, dairy, meat and value added products so that daycare centers, schools, group homes, food pantries, hospitals, restaurants, convenience stores and other organizational customers can purchase fresh, nutritious food that was grown by their friends and neighbors. Capital Roots is also piloting an individual customer program, providing low-income families an alternative opportunity to purchase fresh affordable food.
The online marketplace draws products from farms located throughout ten New York State counties - spanning north to Washington, south to Ulster, east to Rensselaer and west to Schoharie - bringing products into our regional Food Hub for redistribution to customers. Buyers shop when it is convenient for them and Capital Roots' staff make deliveries 50 weeks a year!
The Veggie Mobile® started making deliveries to childcare centers in 2008 and launched the Virtual Veggie Mobile® in 2014 so that any business or organization interested in offering healthy, affordable and locally grown products has the opportunity to do so. Organizational customers can receive deliveries on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Friday, all without a minimum order requirement or additional taxes.
Individual customers can place their orders anytime between Friday morning and noon on Tuesday. Orders are ready to pick up on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, depending on the pick-up site they have chosen. We have convenient pick up locations at:
- Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP) at 100 Bigelow Avenue in Schenectady on Wednesdays from 2pm-4pm.
- Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) at 2328 5th Avenue in Troy on Thursdays from 2pm-4pm.
- Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP) at 333 Sheridan Avenue in Albany on Thursdays from 2:30pm-4:30pm.
- Capital Roots' Urban Grow Center (UGC) at 594 River Street in Troy on Thursdays from 4pm-6pm.