Good Food Market:
Sponsored by CDPHP
The public face of the Grow Center expansion will be its street-level Market, designed to better meet the needs of the surrounding food desert. With a broader range of products, longer hours and greater visibility than Capital Roots current market, this stand-alone 1,700 square-foot market (with 500 square feet of outdoor sales space) improves on Phase 1’s produce stand, letting all community members know the Grow Center and its services are there for them.
The Market’s open design, accessible to people of all walks of life, will offer affordable and local fruits and vegetables all year long, as well as value-added products from our kitchen and other regional producers, in addition to local meat and dairy. The Market will also include two fitted spaces for local entrepreneurs to operate their food-based businesses without the initial costs that are typically the downfall of many start-ups. These businesses will be nurtured in our space so they can build a customer base and eventually strike out on their own.