Shopping for fresh vegetables in/around downtown Troy?

troy food coop produceHungry for something healthy, Donna emails:

Finding fresh vegetables in downtown Troy is no big deal on a Saturday with the farmer's market, but now that the Pioneer Food Market is closed, I can't think of a single place within walking distance of RPI, other than the Sav-A-Lot on Hoosick Street. Does anyone know of an alternative?

There was a lot of drama around the Troy co-op, but it did provide an outlet for healthy food in area that otherwise doesn't have a lot of options.

Got a suggestion for Donna? Please share!

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The Veggie Mobile makes a few stops in Troy on Thursday afternoons. You can find more information at http://www.cdcg.org. They also have a new Veggie Mobile "Sprout" - a smaller truck that is in Troy on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. More info on their blog.

The Capital District Community Gardens also has a Healthy Convenience Store Initiative. I can't find much info on it, but presumably it's bringing fresh veggies to urban convenience stores? I see one Troy location on their website that launched this summer: Alaway Deli and Grocery - 34 5th Avenue Troy NY 12180.

If you're desperate, Stewarts usually carries a handful of veggies, but nothing beyond onions, lemons and limes - the very, very basics.

Oh! And of course, there's Uncle Sam's Good Natural Products on 4th Street. That's an awesome resource in the absence of the co-op.

Capital District Community Gardens is also selling produce at Midway Market right on the corner of 3rd and Congress Street.

Thanks s and k...I'll try those markets out!

Is there still the Farmer's Market in the Little Italy Section on Wednesdays? A friend of mine was selling her eggs and goat cheese there... 2 years backish.

Field Goods delivers every Wednesday to Collar City Athletics on River Road at Monument Square. The offer a weekly deliver of fresh local produce. You pick it up at Collar City. The website is www.field-goods.com. It works kind of like a CSA
They are still delivering this winter because they buy produce from a variety of farms some of which have greenhouses. You can buy individual week deliveries.

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