Month: August 2023

Summer ’23 Week 16: Happy Labor Day! Holiday Schedule Changes

Happy Labor Day Weekend! This Monday we celebrate the contributions and achievements of all workers and particularly our local farmers and agricultural producers who keep us fed with fresh, local, and nutritious food. Holiday Schedule Changes  In order for farmers and staff to observe the holiday, you will be receiving your FarmShare customization email this afternoon. You will […]

Written by on August 29, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 15: It’s primetime for veggies!

It’s primetime of the veggie-growing season! Tomatoes are in full swing: hothouse, plum, heirloom, and cherry! Plus there’s plenty of summer squash, lots of varieties of peppers, eggplant, leafy greens, and a bounty of herbs. The farmers have to brave the elements throughout the year to tend to their crops. But luckily, Fresh Start Farmer […]

Written by on August 25, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 14: Fresh Choice Manchester Update!

Part of our work here at Fresh Start Farms is improving food access in our community through a number of food access programs. Our colleagues Savitri and April are running the Mobile Market this summer which is having great success, and colleague Marta has been continuing to lead the Fresh Choice Manchester Program! Fresh Choice […]

Written by on August 18, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 13: Despite the rain, we’ve got veggies!

The summer is well-underway and all-in-all, it’s been a pretty wet one! According to the Northeast River Forecast Center (a division of the National Weather Service) Merrimack County received 8.76 inches of rain during the month of July, which is 4.46 inches more than previously recorded amounts! We are very lucky that the farms in […]

Written by on August 11, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 12: Partnership with NH Food Bank

We hope that the month of August is off to a good start for you! The cooler weather is very refreshing, especially for the Fresh Start Farmers who work tirelessly growing, maintaining, and harvesting so many vegetables! Did you know that the Fresh Start Umoja Farmers in Concord have a wholesale contract with the NH […]

Written by on August 4, 2023