Here's What's New at Capital Roots:

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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