The Good Food Market at Capital Roots (598 River Street, Troy) is now open Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM-7:00PM and Saturdays from 10:00AM-4:00PM. Produce for the market is sourced directly from local farmers, ensuring that you get the freshest, most nutrient-packed fruits and vegetables available. From crisp apples and juicy peaches to leafy greens and plump tomatoes, locally baked breads, meats, eggs, cheeses and more, the rotating seasonal selection highlights the best that New York State has to [...]Read More
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Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA, directly connects consumers and producers. Farmers offer CSA shares, sometimes called memberships which is essentially a subscription of farm fresh food that is either picked up or delivered on a regular basis.Consumers often purchase CSA shares at the beginning of the season allowing farmers to use this money to cover the cost of seeds, tools, and other inputs at the start of the season.Consumers receive regular distributions of vegetables, fruit, [...]Read More
There are many ways to enjoy locally gown food this winter. Winter leafy greens can be used in a variety of meals from main dishes to sides and snacks. It's easy to whip together a salad using spinach or kale or toss some into a smoothie or protein shake for added fiber and nutrients. Fresh greens including arugula, bok choi, mesclun and spinach can be tossed in a salad or used in main-course salads and one-bowl meals.Potatoes, onions, carrots and parsnips provide a hearty [...]Read More
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The McDonough family has been farming on Gilligan Road in East Greenbush since 1920. At that time the farm grew vegetables, fruit and raised livestock. In he early 1960’s Paul McDonough started plating spruce trees on some of the farmland. After ten years, the trees were tall enough to market, so the McDonough family started selling them at a local gas station for $4 or $5 dollars.Over the years, the Christmas tree business expanded as more fields were planted with [...]Read More
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Several farms throughout the Greater Capital Region raise turkeys on pasture for Thanksgiving. Pasture raised turkeys are grown in a natural environment where they feed on insects and graze on a diversity of plants. Compared to other domesticated birds raised for meat, turkeys are well-suited to pasture because they are at home in our climate and environment. Pasture raised turkeys that have daily access to fresh grass will taste different than turkey purchased from the [...]Read More