The Produce Project

Community Engagement and Professional Networking


Each week the students have various opportunities to share what they’ve accomplished on the farm with the larger community. They develop business skills and meet potential employers by networking with restaurants they distribute to and customers that shop at their farm stand and their booth at a local farmers market.  


Capital Roots partners with local farmers, food distributers, chefs, colleges and horticulture experts to host educational field trips throughout the year.


The Produce Project frequently hosts family-style dinners for the students, their families, neighbors, and volunteers at the farm and at Oakwood Community Center in Troy. The students serve the community meals they help to prepare, using their own harvested produce and donations from community partners and Capital Roots.  propro_networking_01.png