Here's What's New at Capital Roots:

A Message from Capital Roots

An announcement on the availability of our programs and services.

Governor Cuomo signs grants for Farm-to-School Funding

Capital Roots is among 16 Farm-to-School programs that were awarded grants to benefit more than 120,000 students.

Capital Roots Unveils New Veggie Mobile

This week Capital Roots unveiled a new energy efficient truck sponsored by CDPHP and with support from U.S. Light Energy!

Autumn Evening in the Garden is Approaching Fast!

Capital Roots' annual Autumn Evening in the Garden gala on September 12th is fast approaching, with general admission tickets now available!

Healthy Streets Upgrades Troy Neighborhood Streets

July was a busy month for Capital Roots' Healthy Streets program as they installed waste stations and updated Troy neighborhoods!

Produce Project Open House

Come celebrate 10 years of the Produce Project with Capital Roots!

Squash Hunger Holds First Summer Gleaning

Last week the Squash Hunger team held their first gleaning trip of the summer season with much success!

Shop for Capital Roots at Third Street Potters This Summer

Support Capital Roots at Third Street Potters on Friday, June 28th through buying specially made pottery at their kickoff event, or throughout the summer.

Farm-to-School Year in Review!

Capital Roots finished the 2018-2019 school year with strong numbers in local districts.

Produce Project Wraps Up Spring 2019 Trimester

Capital Roots wrapped up the Spring 2019 semester with the Produce Project with a bowling party at Uncle Sam Lanes.

Dine Out for Capital Roots at Panera Bread

Support Capital Roots by eating at Panera at 16 N Greenbush Rd Troy, NY 12180 on Saturday, June 15, from 4 - 8 PM.

Shop for Capital Roots with Hewitt's Garden Centers

Join Capital Roots at all Hewitt's Garden Centers in the Capital Region on Memorial Day weekend for a fundraising event.

Preparations for Brunch!

Yesterday The Junior League of Albany joined Capital Roots to help prepare for our 32nd Annual Spring Brunch!

Spring Plant Sale

Join us Saturday May 18 from 9am - 1pm at the Urban Grow Center!

Check Out Our Community Gardens!

Capital Roots' Community Gardens team has already had a busy spring.

Produce Drive for Squash Hunger

Thank you to Sunmark FCU and the Sunmark Charitable Community Foundation!

Earth Day Clean Up

Thanks to everyone who joined Capital Roots to help clean our neighborhoods of trash and debris in celebration of Earth Day.

Spring Brunch's Silent Auction

Capital Roots' 32nd Annual Spring Brunch is less than three weeks away and we're excited to announce two of our top items up for bid at this year's Silent Auction!

Composting Made Easy

Join us next Thursday, April 18th for Capital Roots' Composting Made Easy class!

Welcome Yem-Yem Deli!

Capital Roots welcomes Yem-Yem Deli at 70 Congress Street in Troy to our Healthy Stores program!

Celebrate Earth Day with us!

This year, Capital Roots' Healthy Streets program and Produce Project students are helping to clean our neighborhoods of trash and debris.

Celebrate National Public Health Week With Us!

It’s National Public Health Week! Capital Roots celebrates this year’s theme “Creating the Healthiest Nation” each day through our fresh food access programs.

Cause a Scene for a Good Cause at Blaze Pizza

Join us Saturday, April 13th at Blaze Pizza Albany, to dine out for Capital Roots!

Spring Brunch General Admission Tickets Now on Sale!

Spring is in the air and Capital Roots is gearing up for the best event of the season… the 32nd Annual Spring Brunch! General Admission tickets are now sale.

Annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon

Today Capital Roots’ Board of Directors held their annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon to celebrate our wonderful employees!

Family Cooking & Nutrition workshop!

Capital Roots had a blast partnering with Sheridan Preparatory Academy A Community School for this one of a kind workshop.

Our New Smart Vending

Announcing our newest Smart Vending partnership with Mohawk Hudson Humane Society!

Don't Miss Our 32nd Annual Spring Brunch!

We’re getting ready for our 32nd Annual Spring Brunch on May 5, 2019 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center.

Ecological Arts Workshop

Capital Roots hosts the first of our four part series using creative minds to eliminate food waste.

Welcome Young Farmers!

Last week Capital Roots welcomed 50 New York Farm Bureau Young Farmers to the Urban Grow Center.

Student Trainees Visit WMHT!

Yesterday Capital Roots' Produce Project student trainees enjoyed a visit to WMHT Public Media!

Register for the 2019 Community Gardens Season!

We are officially getting our veteran participants registered. If you're interested in joining the program for the first time this season, stay tuned!

Join our Honorary Committee!

Join the Honorary Committee for Capital Roots 32nd Annual Spring Brunch to show your support and you’ll receive four tickets to this one-of-a-kind event.

Zero Waste Series

Introducing the "Zero Waste Series" to Capital Roots' Spring 2019 education class schedule! Join us for a series of workshops exploring how to bridge the gap between growing, cooking and composting.

22nd Annual Garden Bowl

This winter, Capital Roots took over Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy with more than 100 bowlers!

Eating for a Healthy Heart Class

Capital Roots partnered with CDPHP to host a "Eating for a Healthy Heart" class, taught by our Educator Francesca with help from The Sage Colleges dietetic intern, Michaela.

Squash Hunger Featuring Junior League Of Albany

Big shout-out to our friends at Junior League Of Albany for volunteering last week with Squash Hunger!

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event

Last night Capital Roots held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event to celebrate the work of our wonderful volunteers.

Taste N' Tuesday

Check out this Parsnip Fries recipe using local parsnips from Chicory Creek Farm LLC!

Squash Hunger: Fresh Food For All!

Capital Roots received 6,000 pounds of potatoes, butternut squash and onions from our friends at Barber’s Farm!

Produce Project Youth-Powered Urban Farm

Our Produce Project Student Leader and Capital Roots' staff have been working hard to install a new system in our greenhouses to help cover and uncover winter crops.

Produce Project and Volunteers Working Hand-in-Hand

July has been full of activity on our 8th Street Urban Farm in Troy, including harvests, volunteer help and new students!

The Summer of Squash Hunger

Capital Roots' Squash Hunger Program needs your help! Give a little time and make a big difference!

Produce Project Summer Session Heating Up

Meet our Produce Project Students all summer at our 8th Street Urban Farm in Troy.

It Takes a Community to Move Mountains... of DIRT!

Volunteers needed all month long to bring Cayuga Street Community Garden to life.

Ida Yarbrough Ribbon Cutting Success

Capital Roots joined Albany Housing Authority for the Phase I Ribbon Cutting for Ida Yarbrough Redevelopment.

New Stop Alert

Be on the lookout for more Veggie Mobile® stops in Schenectady neighborhoods!

Lookout for our Squash Hunger bins

Help feed the hungry with Capital Roots' Squash Hunger donation bins.

September 12, 2018- Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for our Autumn Evening in Garden happening September 12, 2018.

Game of the Year

Last week, the Produce Project students wrapped up their Spring Trimester by challenging Capital Roots Staff to its first Annual Kickball Game.

Welcoming Friends

Last week, the Urban Grow Center opened its doors to celebrate Capital Roots supporters at our Donor Appreciation Event.

Get involved with our Squash Hunger Toolkit

Looking for a new way to get involved with Capital Roots? We've got a toolkit just for you!

Volunteers help us Grow

KeyBank team members joined the Produce Project at the 8th Street Urban Farm in Troy.

Nourishing Young Minds

We wrapped up the first Taste Good Series of 2018.

Volunteers Needed!

Join our Squash Hunger team to feed the hungry.

New Community Garden Alert

Help turn Cayuga Street Community Garden in a beautiful new green space.

2018 Spring Plant Sale

Despite the dreary weather, we had a great turnout.

Record Breaking Spring Brunch

On May 6th, Capital Roots celebrated the season by hosting our 31st Annual Spring Brunch at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

Central Michigan University Students Lend a Hand

Capital Roots finished up another fabulous week with student volunteers from Central Michigan University.

Produce Project 8th Street Farm Stand Opens for the Season

Stop in every Tuesday for fresh greens, vegetables and flowers.

Capital Roots is hiring!

Apply to today to work with great people in an even greater community.

Good Luck Heather!

We said farewell and good luck to one of our very first Siena Bonner Leaders, Heather Ryan.

Happy Arbor Day

Capital Roots celebrates Arbor Day with a tree planting.

Volunteer with Capital Roots

Get involved this Spring season with Squash Hunger.

Capital Roots - More than just an internship

Looking for a valuable experience? Apply for one of our 2018 Summer internships.

New Healthy Stores Location

Welcome to our newest Healthy Store - Lucky Time Convenient Store on 299 2nd Ave., Albany!

Recognizing True Grit

Honoring Sharon Bedford at the 2018 Jefferson Awards

New Merch Alert

OH KALE YEAH! We've added a new design to our collection of graphic tees to fulfill all of your vegetable pun needs.

Bestpass Toll Sponsorship Program

Capital Roots is excited to partner with BESTPASS, a national toll management company, on their new Toll Sponsorship Program.

Celebrating Regional Partnerships

In March, together with Capital District Regional Planning Commission and Healthy Capital District Initiative, Capital Roots’ hosted a partnership mixer at the Urban Grow Center.

Congratulations Will

Capital Roots congratulates our Food Access Manager, Will Malcolm for graduating from The Leadership Institute.


General Admission tickets for the 31st Annual Spring Brunch are now on sale.

Calling Squash Hunger Volunteers!

Are you looking for a fun and unique way to get involved in your community? Here’s your chance.

Produce Project students are getting their hands dirty, even in the winter!

Fun fact: The Produce Project is harvesting at the 8th Street Urban Farm. How, you may ask? Our high tunnels!

Volunteer with us

We want YOU! New volunteer opportunities are happening all March long.

Join our Team

Capital Roots is looking for a qualified individual for our full-time Community Gardens Organizer position.

So long and good luck Chris!

We said "So long and thank you" to Chris Carrese, who has been working with Capital Roots for the last year through the AmeriCorps VISTA program, which is administered by our friends at Siena College. Chris has been vital to the growth and development of Capital Roots’ Food Access team.

Roundtable Success!

The Greater Capital Region Food System Assessment finished its Producer Roundtable Discussions and had amazing results.

A Day in the Life of Capital Roots Staff – Antwone

Meet Antwone Cyrus, one of Capital Roots’ Mobile Market Assistants.

VeggieRx Expansion

Capital Roots is proud to announce the expansion our VeggieRx program thanks to our partnership with Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center. The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region awarded Capital Roots’ Veggie Rx program $50,000 through the Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund.

21st Annual Garden Bowl

Capital Roots raised more than $20,000 at its 21st annual Garden Bowl fundraiser at Uncle Sam Lanes in Troy on January 27th, 2018.

Lettuce Celebrate!

Capital City Produce donated more than 4,500 pounds of lettuce, cucumbers and peppers to Capital Roots' Squash Hunger program.

Lieutenant Governor Visits the Urban Grow Center

Capital Roots had the honor of welcoming Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul to the Urban Grow Center. Click to read more about the visit.

Support Local Farms

Capital Roots works with more than 80 local farms and small businesses. We love to showcase their products for all of the support they give us, and we have a lot of cool products to share! Featured on our Virtual Veggie Mobile® online marketplace...

Healthy Stores Update!

There are some great changes at the Ida Yarbrough convenient store in Albany. Capital Roots is excited to introduce a new, larger cooler to the store.

Squash Hunger: Year in Review

The Squash Hunger Program had a fantastic 2017, thanks to our amazing volunteers, donors and partners.

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