History 2018-03-22T11:51:06+00:00

Capital District Regional Market

1933
1933

The Start

The Capital District Cooperative, Inc. was founding in 1933 as a regional food hub serving Eastern NY. Farmers and wholesalers bought, sold, and distributed their goods at their new locations in Menands. (Previously they had conducted business at a site in downtown Albany.) Founded by 540 farmers, they served the needs of mom and pop store, peddlers, and larger grocery stores.
1936
1936

The Flood

Major flooding throughout the Northeast as a result of extremely heavy snowpack and a double dose of spring rains. Caused highest stages on Hudson River at Troy, 29.5 feet and Albany, 17.9 feet, since completion of Conklingville Dam. The water was recorded at 6' on market grounds.
2018
2018

Officially Classified as a Regional Food Hub

In 2010, the USDA officially classified the Cooperative as a regional food hub; a regional food hub is a centrally located facility with a business management structure facilitating the aggregation, storage, processing, distribution, and/or marketing of locally/regionally produced food products.

The Market Throughout the Years