Category: Farm Happenings

Summer ’23 Week 6: A Visit from US Secretary Vilsack!

The US Secretary of Agriculture paid us a visit… Last Thursday, June 15th, we were excited and honored to welcome US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to our Food Hub for a tour and press release. Secretary Vilsack traveled to Manchester to announce an investment from the Biden administration that will help support small and […]

Written by on June 23, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 5: Check out the Fresh Start Farmstand!

The Fresh Start Farm Stand is opening! We are excited to announce the opening of the Fresh Start Farm Stand in Boscawen, NH on Thursday June 22nd! The farm stand is located at Pustizzi Fruit Farm: 148 Corn Hill Road Boscawen, NH and will be open: Thursday 10am-6pm Friday 10am-6pm Saturday 9am-2pm Stop by to […]

Written by on June 16, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 4: Hari’s FlowerShare & Fresh Bread!

Hari’s FlowerShare! Did you know that Fresh Start Farmer Harimaya grows beautiful flowers and sells them throughout the summer? She needs your help to be able to make this possible: if you pick-up your FarmShare at any one of our pick-up sites, then you are eligible to sign up for her flower share! (We are […]

Written by on June 9, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 3: Rolling right along

Rolling right along… It’s week three of the summer FarmShare and things are off to a great start!  We thank you again for your understanding with the holiday last week, and are excited to be receiving some great feedback from our *new* pick-up sites at the Merrimack Public Library and Southern NH Health. We are so […]

Written by on June 2, 2023

Summer ’23 Week 2: Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! Sunny, warm temperatures, blue skies: the weather forecast for the upcoming holiday weekend looks amazing! We hope that you are able to soak up the sun rays and enjoy the day. Our office will also be observing the holiday on Monday, so please note the following changes to the schedule below.  * […]

Written by on May 26, 2023

Summer Week 1: Welcome to the 2023 FarmShare!

Welcome to the 2023 Summer FarmShare! Welcome to week 1 of your Summer FarmShare!  As a Fresh Start FarmShare member, you are supporting new American farmers’ businesses, investing in the local food system, and contributing to Fresh Start’s efforts to ensure everyone has access to fresh and healthy food. Thank you! You should have just […]

Written by on May 19, 2023

Winter Week 12: Last Week of the Winter FarmShare!

Yes, you read that right: this is the LAST week of the Winter FarmShare! Can you believe it’s almost March?! Thank you so much for being a part of it–you helped us work towards our food access goals and supported lots of great local farms and food producers throughout the tough winter months. But don’t […]

Written by on February 23, 2023

Winter Week 11: Our Team is Growing!

While the crops may not be growing yet, our Food Hub team is! We are so excited to have Savitri on board as our new Food Access Manager! She will be managing the Mobile Market this summer, as well as assisting with the Fresh Choice Program and overseeing the Community Ambassadors Program. Savitri earned her […]

Written by on February 17, 2023

Winter Week 10: Successful Pop-Up Market!

We are happy to report that our first-ever winter pop-up market was a huge success! This past Tuesday, we loaded up our refrigerated van with fresh fruits and veggies and went to two sites that were on the Mobile Market’s route this past summer: the Crutchfield Apartments in Concord and the Henry J. Pariseau Apartments […]

Written by on February 9, 2023

Winter Week 9: All of the “On” that happens during the “Off-Season”

Even though it may be the off-season for our farmers, they are still keeping busy! Batulo Mahamed, who is part of the Umoja Farmers group, has opened her own business in downtown Concord! She has been working on starting her own restaurant/catering business, and she finally had her grand opening yesterday as part of the […]

Written by on February 2, 2023