Category: Farm Happenings

Fall Week 9: Pre-Order Local Turkeys for Thanksgiving!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! The cooler weather is finally approaching. Dunbarton farmers have planted new batches of fall crops like arugula, salad mix, and spinach. Hajiya’s radishes, arugula, and salad mix (pictured left) are absolutely stunning this week and make a perfect combo for a fall salad. Kick it up a notch with a new […]

Written by on October 18, 2021

Fall Week 8: Fresh Pasta & Pesto and Greenhouse Applications

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! Happy Friday! This week you’re receiving next week’s newsletter and customization email today in order for farmers and staff to observe the holiday on Monday. You will have until the normal time (Tuesday at 2pm) to make changes to your share. Deliveries and pickups will operate on the normal schedule. […]

Written by on October 8, 2021

Fall Week 7: Squash, Apple Cider, and Food Access Boxes for Manchester

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! Fall is in full swing! Squash has arrived and we have 5 types available this week: spaghetti, delicata, acorn, carnival, and butternut. Look forward to fall treats like fresh Apple Cider from Brookdale Fruit Farm available in pints and half gallons! Also, new this week, freshly-baked sourdough bread from Crust […]

Written by on October 4, 2021

Fall Week 6: Happy Fall!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! Happy Fall! It is week 6 of the Fall FarmShare, which marks the halfway point of the share. We hope that you are enjoying the farm’s bounty! Look forward to a wonderful selection of veggies this week – green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, lettuce, arugula, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and so […]

Written by on September 27, 2021

Fall Week 5: Fresh Pasta, Green Beans, & Beef Sale

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! The changing season brings the end of some crops and the beginning of others on the farm. Sunflowers are starting to droop and drop petals, okra is still flourishing, bitter melon harvest is upon us, and a flush of butternut, acorn, and carnival squash has arrived. The Dunbarton farmers have […]

Written by on September 20, 2021

Fall Week 4: Pierogis, Pizza Dough, and Mac & Cheese

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! This week we have a plethora of end-of-summer veggies! Tomatoes are still here for a little while longer and we have greenhouse, plum, and cherry tomatoes available. The peppers are ripening and we have plenty of sweet peppers this week from Isho, Sidi & Isha. Don’t miss a taste of […]

Written by on September 13, 2021

Fall Week 3: Happy Labor Day!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! 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. In order for farmers and staff to observe the holiday, you will be receiving your FarmShare customization email […]

Written by on September 3, 2021

Fall Week 2: Share the bounty with a FoodDonation Share

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! The first week of September! The fields are bursting with wonderful veggies. For some of you, this is the first week of the FallShare. Welcome! Please take a minute to meet the 23 new American Farmers who make up Fresh Start Farms and work tirelessly to bring you fresh, local […]

Written by on August 27, 2021

Fall Week 1: Welcome & Meet the Farmers

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! Welcome to the first week of the Fall FarmShare! We’re so excited you’ve joined us this season.  Twenty-three new American farmers make up Fresh Start Farms. The farmers represent 7 different countries, speak 13 different languages and grow over 50 varieties of produce. Meet the farmers here! The end of August […]

Written by on August 23, 2021

Summer Week 12: Last Week & Thank you!!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! It’s the last week of the Summer FarmShare! We are so thankful for your support of Fresh Start Farms this summer. Your food dollars made a meaningful impact in your community this season by strengthening new American farm businesses and creating more access points for food-insecure communities to have fresh, local, […]

Written by on August 16, 2021