Fresh Start Farms

Great food. Great People.

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Farm Updates:

Purchase a CSA share for the 2018 growing season by Dec. 31st 2017 and lock in 2017 prices. This applies to all CSA share sizes and duration. Gift a share to your friends or relatives for the holidays! Show them you love them with the gift of healthy, locally grown produce.

About us:

 

Fresh Start Farms is a local food aggregate of refugee and immigrant farmers located in New Hampshire. Fresh Start Farms was initiated as an economic capacity building project by ORIS-Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success to support new Americans aspiring to start sustainable farm businesses consistent with their cultures, lifestyles, and personal ambitions. Participants in ORIS's incubator, farmer-training program, as well as farmers that have developed cooperatives designed to meet goals of self-sufficiency, sell their products under Fresh Start Farms. Farmers enjoy 100% profit from their produce sales, providing economic self-sufficiency and integration into New Hampshire's vital and growing food system.

Fresh Start Farms produce is available through our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) program, at farmers' markets, and through wholesale channels. We enjoy the diversity in our customers as much as they enjoy the delicious veggies we harvest by hand during the growing season. Our customers are: individuals, families, room-mates, professional organizations and businesses, Non-profit organizations, and faith based groups, for example. There is a way for everyone to support the New American Farmers Cooperative. In an effort to ensure our food is accessible to everyone, we accept SNAP benefits, we participate in the Granite State Market Match Program, we participate in the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, and we facilitate payment plans. Check our CSA & Farmer's Markets and our Groups & Wholesale page for information on these purchase options. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. 603.296.0443.

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How we grow our food:

Our produce is grown using sustainable and organic growing methods; we don't use chemical pesticides and our foods are spray-free. Companion planting and pest control using beneficial insects contributes to soil health as well as the health of our local ecosystems.

 

Get involved:

Share a Share and Volunteer opportunities & Internships

Volunteers and interns are essential to our work. We work closely to match the needs of our organization with the skills and interests of all our volunteers and interns. Please contact us to explore opportunities for the upcoming growing season. You can also check our Facebook page for updates on the farm and the needs our farmers may have during the season. We also offer the opportunity to donate a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share(s) to newly arrived refugees and asylees in partnership with NuDay Syria. Please go to our Share a Share page for more information on this exciting collaboration.

The time has come to reclaim the stolen harvest and celebrate the growing and giving of food as the highest gift and the most revolutionary act.
— Vandana Shiva