Here's What's New at Capital Roots:

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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