Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting COVID-19 vaccine clinics this summer throughout the county. The vaccine is free and walk-ins are welcome. Clinics include: Onderdonk Park, East Greenbush, NY (Tuesday, August 10, 5-7 p.m., J&J); North Greenbush Town Hall, Wynantskill, NY (Sunday, August 22, 5-7 p.m., J&J); Stewart’s Shops, Nassau, NY (Tuesday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Pfizer or J&J). You can also find a COVID-19 vaccine at https://www.vaccines.gov/search

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Scott Fuller from Capital Roots serves different varieties of carrots to Goff students and staff at Goff Middle School

Scott Fuller from Capital Roots serves different varieties of carrots to students and staff at Howard L. Goff Middle School on Wednesday.

Students at Howard L. Goff Middle School were able to taste different types of locally grown carrots and learn about their nutritional benefits on Wednesday in the school cafeteria. They tried both raw rainbow carrots and cooked maple roasted carrots that were harvested from Black Horse Farm in Athens, N.Y., and served by Capital Roots, a nonprofit that provides access to fresh food in the Capital Region.

Scott Fuller, the Capital Roots Farm to School Coordinator, said that the tasting at Goff was the largest participation he has had thus far.

East Greenbush CSD Food Service Manager Phyllis Krug commented that the students are familiar with local fresh vegetables because they are served daily at school.

In addition to the Farm to School education program, Capital Roots has many other programs and services available to the community:

  • Taste Good Series, a youth educating program
  • Smart Vending
  • Veggie Mobile
  • Community Gardens

Thank you to Capital Roots for visiting our school and helping to educate our students about healthy food choices!