Capital Roots breaks ground on new hub, market, and kitchen expansion
Capital Roots breaks ground on new hub, market, and kitchen expansion (WRGB File)

Capital Roots is announcing their new 13,000-square foot expansion, which will include the Good Food Market, a second food hub, and an incubator kitchen.

The occasion will be marked with an official groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday at 11 a.m. The expanded Urban Grow Center will be located directly adjacent to the regional Food Hub and office headquarters at 594 River Street, Troy.

Organizers say the Good Food Market will meet the needs of the surrounding food desert, offering people of all walks of life affordable local fruits and vegetables all year long, as well as value-added products from regional producers, including high quality local meat and dairy. The Good Food Market is sponsored by CDPHP. The planned incubator kitchen will be open 24/7 for the development and support of local food-based businesses which will be connected to a network of farms and sales outlets.

With the addition of a second regional Food Hub, Capital Roots, certified by the USDA for Good Handling and Good Agricultural practices, will be able to increase their reach in the Capital District and beyond, ensuring all institutions from childcare centers and soup kitchens, to school districts and faith-based communities, are able to purchase from and support the regional farm economy.

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