About Us

The Veggie Mobile is a project of Capital District Community Gardens, located in upstate New York's Capital Region. Established in 1975, CDCG is a private non-profit community service organization that has been helping residents of Albany, Rensselaer, and Schenectady Counties improve their neighborhoods through community gardening, healthy food access and urban greening programs for more than 30 years. 

CDCG is dedicated to working with people to foster self-sufficiency through the rewards of gardening.  We help families cut their living costs by growing food locally and improving access to fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved areas.   We transform vacant lots into productive neighborhood garden spaces and beautify urban areas through landscaping and street tree programs.

CDCG manages 46 cooperative neighborhood food gardens in Albany, Cohoes, Latham, North Greenbush, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Troy, in New York’s Capital Region. Capital District Community Gardens organizes annual street tree plantings for the cities of Troy, Cohoes, Green Island, and Rensselaer enhancing our region's cities.  


About the Truck

Launched in April 2007, the The Veggie Mobile is a produce aisle on wheels- run out of a box truck, with refrigerators and shelves displaying fruits and vegetables for sale.  The truck was retrofitted to suit the needs of the program by an amazing crew of multi-talented local volunteers. Solar panels sit atop the roof to collect power to run refrigeration units and other electrical equipment.  The truck runs on biodiesel and is equipped with an awesome sound system that plays lively music to announce its arrival at our scheduled market stops. 


Other CDCG Programs

The Produce Project- An organic, youth-powered urban farm in downtown Troy, NY.

Taste Good Series- Classes that introduce fresh fruit and vegetables to young children in the inner-city public school districts.

Squash Hunger- Redistributes surplus produce to local food pantries and shelters.

Street Tree Planting- Planting hundreds of trees every Spring and Fall on city streets.

Urban Grow Center- In the planning phase.  Soon to be a comprehensive center for urban gardening, horticulture education, greenhouses and commercial kitchens for youth micro-enterprise.