Category: Farm Happenings

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

Winter Week 8: Snowy Weather? Time for Comfort Food

Wow, has winter arrived! We hope everyone stayed safe during the last few snow storms and appreciate your understanding as we had to shift delivery schedules on Monday. Nothing says time for warm soup and comfort food like a mountain of snow outside. We’ve got everything you need to cook up a feast to enjoy […]

Written by on January 27, 2023

Winter Week 7: Global Village Foods & Winter Pop-Up Markets

For farmers, winter is the time for reflecting on the past season and planning for the upcoming one. This month, both the Dunbarton and Concord farmers have been meeting to debrief on 2022, start planting plans, put in seed orders, and discuss farm infrastructure upgrades and sale opportunities for this season. Planning is in full […]

Written by on January 19, 2023

Winter Week 6: MLK Jr. Day & Fresh Choice Manchester Update

We hope that January is off to a good start for you! A reminder that we will be closed on Monday to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so Monday FarmShares will be delivered on Tuesday, January 17th. Wednesday FarmShares will be delivered as scheduled on the 18th.  May this holiday serve as a reminder–and […]

Written by on January 13, 2023

Winter Week 5: Welcome, 2023!

Welcome, 2023! Happy New Year! 2023 is here, and we are excited for the year ahead! Our team is growing here at the Food Hub: we have welcomed a new Food Safety Manager and hope to have a Food Access Coordinator on-board soon! Both of these positions will help immensely in ensuring an even more […]

Written by on January 6, 2023

Winter Week 4: Enjoy the Solstice and Happy Holidays!

Enjoy the Solstice and Happy Holidays! Happy Holidays from Fresh Start Farms! This upcoming week is the last week of deliveries prior to a two-week break in the FarmShare! There will be no FarmShare deliveries the weeks of December 26th and January 2nd. The share will resume the week of January 9th. Another reason this […]

Written by on December 16, 2022

Winter Week 3: Pulla Bread & Microburst Greens

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! We hope you and your families are doing well and looking forward to the holidays. Speaking of holidays: we have reached our first of two opportunities during the WinterShare to order special Crust and Crumb holiday loaves. These loaves will be available for you to add in your Share this […]

Written by on December 9, 2022

Winter Week 2: Happy December!

Happy December! We hope you and your families had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And while it is great to have a holiday geared towards gratitude, let’s remember that we can practice gratitude everyday, especially as we head into the holiday season. We certainly are grateful for all of the hard work from our New American farmers […]

Written by on December 2, 2022