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Our Veggie Mobile® is a traveling market that brings fresh produce (often locally grown) to thousands of residents in urban neighborhoods without access to healthy food. Operating Monday through Saturday, the Veggie Mobile® makes more than 30 stops per week along with its companion mobile market, the Sprout.
Capital Roots’ Veggie Mobile®, sponsored by CDPHP, is a mobile market that travels to inner-city neighborhoods throughout Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. It’s been bringing a large variety of fresh, affordable and local produce to residents with limited access to fresh food since 2007. Designed for energy efficiency, the box-truck runs on bio-diesel fuel and has been retro-fitted with solar panels, which power the market’s refrigerators.
The Veggie Mobile® operates year-round, five days a week. We make our produce available at wholesale cost and we happily accept cash, food stamps, Double Up Food Bucks and Veggie Rx coupons. Our Veggie Mobile® team visits more than 30 locations, delivering fresh produce to the public, health and child-care centers, senior and low-income housing facilities. Find out when we’re visiting your neighborhood or listen for the lively music we play to announce our arrival.
Capital Roots’ Veggie Mobile® Sprout, sponsored by CDPHP, is a mini version of our Veggie Mobile®. It’s a mobile produce market that makes fresh, affordable and local produce varieties accessible year-round to elderly and low-income housing establishments throughout Albany and Southern Saratoga County.
Operating in a Ford Transit Connect Utility Vehicle, The Sprout manages difficult, inner-city traffic conditions with ease. Since the creation of our second market in 2011, Capital Roots has connected even more residents with fresh produce.
Thurlow Terrace: 12:00PM-1:00PM ()
St. Sophia Church: 12:15PM-1:00PM ()
Lansingburgh Apartments: 2:30PM-3:15PM ()
Cohoes Senior Center: 2:30PM-3:30PM ()
O’Neil Apartments: 3:30PM-4:15PM ()
Van Rensselaer Heights: 10:45AM-11:30PM ()
Edward Kane Apartments: 11:00AM-11:45AM ()
Burns Apartments: 12:30PM-1:15PM ()
Watervliet Public Library: 2:30PM-3:30PM ()
Kennedy Towers: 2:45PM-3:45PM ()
South Mall Towers: 10:45AM-12:00PM ()
The Veggie Mobile® is available to everyone. You can call ahead and order your produce to be picked up at any one of our Veggie Mobile stops. This also helps us reduce lines to protect our customers and staff.
The Veggie Mobile® accepts the following payment types:
Cash, Check, EBT, Veggie Rx, WIC Fruit and Veggie Checks, Farmers Market Nutrition Program Checks (FMNP, June – November), Capital Roots sponsored certificates, FreshConnect Checks
Call 518-274-8685 to place your order at least one day in advance.