Category: Farm Happenings

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

Summer ’23 Week 11: August is Eat Local Month!

August is here and it’s Eat Local Month! Here in the Granite State we have the option to eat local 24/7, 365…but August officially marks Eat Local Month and in honor of that the NH Food Alliance is hosting a “…month-long celebration of food that is grown, caught, and produced in New Hampshire. From August […]

Written by on July 28, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 10: Pick your own blueberries!

Blueberry season is in full swing! Stop by our farm in Boscawen (148 Corn Hill Road) daily 7am – 7pm to pick-your-own blueberries! Don’t forget to check out our new farm stand Thursday 10 – 6, Friday 10 – 6, or Saturday 9 – 2! Tomatoes are coming… The greenhouses are full of beautiful green […]

Written by on July 24, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 9: New England farmers need your support

This week we have heavy hearts as we continue to hear of the devastation caused by the catastrophic flooding this past week in the northeast. In addition to all of the residents and area businesses impacted, many farms in NH, VT, and MA are experiencing widespread loss.  Acres of fields are underwater, equipment has been […]

Written by on July 13, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 8: Morning Star Market and Fresh Bread

Have you heard about Morning Star? Did you know that you can stock up on Fresh Start Farms produce in Concord, NH? Visit the Morning Star Farmers Market to purchase your favorite market veggies and traditional East African Crops including: Sawa Sawa, Amaranth, and African Eggplant! The Morning Star Farmers Market is already underway and […]

Written by on July 7, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 7: Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! It’s hard to beleive that July is already here! Summer is creatinly in full swing and we hope you have been surviving the thunderstorms and heavy rain (not to mention the humidity!).  We wish you and your families a wonderful Independence Day. We too are grateful for the opportunity to rest […]

Written by on June 30, 2023