Friday, July 7, 2017

Capital Roots expanding its pre-cut fresh food offerings

Capital Roots HQ (Digital First Media photo)
From The  Record
Capital Roots is expanding its offerings to better serve consumers in two different ways. The Troy-based nonprofit has added some new products as part of its mission for every person to have access to fresh, affordable, healthy food.

Pre-cut fruits and vegetables as well as culturally-appropriate produce items have recently been introduced to Capital Roots programs, in an effort to provide what the people want and need. From carrot sticks to koosa (a squash used in Lebanese cuisine), Capital Roots' new products aim to better address consumers’ lifestyles and requirements....

One of the ways these new products will make it to customers’ kitchens is on the Veggie Mobile, a mobile produce market that travels to inner-city neighborhoods throughout Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. ...
Today, the growing organization is headquartered at a large, new Urban Grow Center on River Street, with a second phase planned to add a commercial on-site kitchen. So, Capital Roots has started chopping up celery, melons, pineapple and peppers for consumer convenience, and distributing this produce in biodegradable plastic containers. ...
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