Category: Farm Happenings

Fall ’23 Week 7: Happy Thanksgiving & last week of the FarmShare!

Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday full of delicious, local food!  At this time of giving thanks, we are thankful for you and your steadfast support of Fresh Start Farms. This community makes it possible for our work to support New American farmers, the local food system, and […]

Written by on November 20, 2023

Fall ’23 Week 5: Stories from our kitchen table – Anthony Munene

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have everything you need for a fabulous, local feast. Squash, sweet potatoes, potatoes, celery, onions, greens, garlic, apples and more!   Next week is the final week of the FarmShare for the year. We are very thankful for your support and for the season that we have had. […]

Written by on November 13, 2023

Fall ’23 Week 4: Sweet Potatoes, Pears, New Products & 603 Blends

The growing season is officially slowing down. Last week, Hajiya harvested the last of her summer squash (pictured left) and frost is imminent. Thanks to area farmers’ hard work all season, there are so many crops that are stored away ready to feed us throughout the cold season.  This week, there are a number of […]

Written by on October 27, 2023

Fall ’23 Week 3: “We always find a way to make it work”

Warm weather and still no frost means the farmers continue picking peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and even some zucchini and summer squash! Isha, pictured below harvesting pumpkin leaves destined for the NH Food Bank, said she is tired from the long season, but happy to still be harvesting and selling food.  Sylvain, showing off his incredible […]

Written by on October 23, 2023

Fall ’23 Week 2: Celebrating Our Farmers’ Harvest!

Celebrating Our Farmers’ Harvest! October 5th marked the end of the 2023 Mobile Market season. Thanks to funding from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, we were able to bring fresh, local food at no cost to our customers for the last two weeks of the season. Customers who use SNAP/EBT shared that this made […]

Written by on October 16, 2023

Fall ’23 Week 1: Welcome to the Fall FarmShare!

Welcome to the Fall FarmShare! It’s week one of the fall FarmShare! If you are joining us for the first time, welcome! And welcome back if you have been an ongoing member! We appreciate all of your support and hope you will enjoy the bounty that the fall harvest has to offer.  The fall FarmShare […]

Written by on October 5, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 20: That’s a Wrap!

Final Week of the Summer FarmShare! We have reached our final week of the summer FarmShare and as they say, “that’s a wrap!” The Fresh Start Farmers endured very wet weather but persevered and worked hard to provide for the community, their families and friends. Fresh Start Farms wouldn’t be here without them! There were–and […]

Written by on September 29, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 19: Celebrate Autumn’s Arrival!

Celebrate Autumn’s Arrival Saturday, September 23rd marked the start of fall with the autumnal equinox, when the length of the days and nights is roughly equal. This is a perfect time to take a moment to pause and observe: have you noticed lately, how the hues of the environment have shifted? The bright greens of […]

Written by on September 22, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 18: Squash Aplenty!

Squash Aplenty! Yes, it’s that time of year again–the Fresh Start Farmers are beginning to harvest myriad varieties of squashes: butternut, acorn, delicata, spaghetti, carnival…even some decorative pumpkins! Each with its own unique texture and flavor profiles, there’s a squash for everyone! You can look forward this week to another round of delicious, fresh-baked bread […]

Written by on September 18, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 17: Early apples!

We hope that you enjoyed the long Labor Day weekend, and we thank you again for your patience with us as we navigated the challenging week. Some good news on the fall-fruit-front: Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry, NH has some early apples! As you know it was an incredibly challenging season for fruit farmers throughout New […]

Written by on September 8, 2023