Capital District Regional Market
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.
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.
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.