Are you interested in jumpstarting your food business, but can’t find or afford a location? Capital Roots may have just the space you need. Located at 598 River Street, across the street from hundreds of apartments and conveniently located on Troy’s BusPlus Blue Line, Capital Roots has two kiosks available to businesses for daily pop-ups during current market hours or longer-term rental. The kiosks are inside of Capital Roots’ Good Food Market, a part of the Urban Grow Center, which also includes a shared use kitchen and regional food hub. Kiosk users not only benefit from the Market’s foot traffic, but can also source product, and even prepare it, in the same building. The kiosks can help you trial or build a market for your food business without requiring a long-term lease, so you can invest in your product and process instead of overhead.

The 100 square foot kiosks include: prep and handwashing sinks, counter spaces and storage, compost and garbage services, and access to a scullery for cleanup. Kiosk users can also become shared kitchen members with access to: 5 distinct working spaces with essential tools for catering, baking, processing and product development; a dedicated loading bay, check in/locker area, walk-in cooler and freezer, and dry storage; and a Kitchen Lead that connects you with necessary resources, education and fellow culinary entrepreneurs.

Capital Roots kiosk users are also offered business training through a partnership with the Community Loan Fund, linkage of your business and website to their webpage and social media, preference as a supplier to their Good Food Market, connection to a 100-farm network to source top quality local produce, access to onsite ServSafe Manager trainings & exams, and information on local professional food business workshops.

Bring your fresh flavors to the public in a Capital Roots kiosk and make your culinary business dreams a reality. Call 518-274-8685, or email their Kitchen Lead for a tour of the facility. You could be the next to join their community of kitchen and kiosk users who are busy making local food everyone’s food!