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!

Comments

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.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

The week ahead

Here are a few things to keep in mind, look forward to, or keep busy with this week, from the weather (one for six), to... (more)

This week was brougt to you by.

This week was brought to you by fancy hats, pretty parks and county fairs. It was also made possible by miSci, formerly the Schenectady Museum... (more)

A quick recap of the week

Here are a few highlights from the past week on AOA: + County fair season as started in the Capital Region -- here's a roundup... (more)

Stuff to do this weekend

AOA is headed off for a long weekend, and we'd like to suggest, if possible, you do the same. Before we go, we've put together... (more)

Today's moment of summer

It's been fun catching a few quick glimpses over the last week as these baby birds grow. At some point that nest is probably going... (more)

Recent Comments

Indeed, I would go Mookie Wilson on that meal.

Paper artist Niki Haynes

...has 2 comments, most recently from Kaylynn Raschke

Cherry Plain State Park

...has 7 comments, most recently from Stevercc

Where to celebrate National Tequila Day

...has 6 comments, most recently from Josh K.

Stuff to do this weekend

...has 3 comments, most recently from Jessica R

What are those stinky trees?

...has 19 comments, most recently from sally