Category: Farm Happenings

Summer Week 10: Happy August!

August is here and with it comes large harvests of veggies and endless watering and weeding! It’s nightshade season – tons of tomatoes, green peppers, and eggplant. The first of Fadumo and Khamis’ cantaloupe and watermelon have ripened. It’s quite the blueberry year and the bushes are hanging heavy with fruit. This week we have […]

Written by on August 5, 2022

Summer Week 9: Tomato time!

Tomatoes are ripe and you get to enjoy the first tastes this week! Grab mozzarella, basil, and balsamic vinegar and enjoy. Also, green peppers have come in and will soon be here in force. Geen beans, cucumbers, zucchini, and summer squash continue to fill the fields. Alice has more of her beautiful broccoli and cauliflower. The […]

Written by on July 29, 2022

Summer Week 8: Finally time to plant the new Concord farm!

The new farm plot in Concord is finally ready to plant! For months, the team has been working on infrastructure as well as tilling and preparing the land. Today, the Farm Manager, Jed, mapped out everyone’s plots and let the farmers know that the land is ready to be planted, giving each of the Concord […]

Written by on July 21, 2022

Summer Week 7: Zucchini galore, Gluten Free Raviolis & Pick-Your-Own Blueberries

The farms are flourishing. Thanks to some much-needed rain the zucchini, summer squash, and cucumbers are peaking out from under every vine. Green bean harvests are increasing and this week is the first harvest of potatoes and cauliflower! The greenhouses have some beautiful green tomatoes getting ready to make the transition to red. More blueberries […]

Written by on July 15, 2022

Summer Week 6: Have you signed up for Hari’s FlowerShare?

The first tastes of green beans are here along with the Boscawen farm’s first pick of blueberries! Limited quantities this week with more to come. Thanks to Brookdale Fruit Farm, we also have red cherries! Plus orange, yellow, and purple bunched organic carrots, lots of basil, and summer squash and zucchini. Hari’s FlowerShare starts 7/20! […]

Written by on July 8, 2022

Summer Week 5: Happy 4th! A bounty of snap peas and greens!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! Happy 4th of July weekend! The beginning of July brings lots of new crops with it. Sugar snap peas, basil, and the first flushes of zucchini and summer squash are here. Picking peas is labor-intensive, thanks to Warner Farm, Sylvain, Fadumo and Khamis for bringing in lots of these crunchy, […]

Written by on July 1, 2022

Summer Week 4: July 4th schedule changes & garlic scapes!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! It’s week 4 of the summer FarmShare and more and more is ready to harvest in the fields! Get excited for lots of lettuce, scallions, garlic scapes kale, bok choy, and chard. Basil is starting to come in — time for basil and garlic pesto! Plus, new veggies this week […]

Written by on June 24, 2022

Summer Week 3: Strawberries are here!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! Strawberries are here! It’s the time of year many of us wait for when those delicious red berries ripen in the fields. Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls is picking them the very day they get into your box! There is a chance that if there is very bad weather this […]

Written by on June 17, 2022

Summer Week 2: Asparagus and lots and lots of greens!

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! Week 2 of the Summer FarmShare is bringing all things green! We have lots of beautiful asparagus from Peachblow Farm in Charlestown, NH,  organic swiss chard, collard greens, and kale bunches from Harlow Farm. Plus organic rhubarb from Deep  Roots Organic. Rhubarb and asparagus season are super short, so get […]

Written by on June 10, 2022

Summer Week 1: Welcome!

Welcome to the 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 received […]

Written by on June 3, 2022