Category: Farm Happenings

Summer Week 16: Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox Happy equinox week! This coming Thursday (9/22) marks the official beginning of fall, when the length of the day and the night is equal; hence the term, equinox. In our busy, fast-paced lives, it is easy to overlook these signs of nature that tell us the seasons are changing. Our farmers […]

Written by on September 15, 2022

Summer Week 15: September is Here

September is Here! Summer is winding down and the autumnal equinox is right around the corner; yet it is still a busy time here at Fresh Start Farms. We are grateful for another bountiful harvest this week, including tomatoes, squashes, peppers, potatoes, and even watermelon!  Sometimes our harvest is so bountiful that we have leftovers; […]

Written by on September 9, 2022

Summer Week 14: Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! It is hard to believe that September is already upon us! We are grateful for the opportunity to pause and reflect on Labor Day to appreciate all of the hard work that goes into producing healthy food and making it accessible to our communities. Most of all we are grateful for Mother […]

Written by on September 2, 2022

Summer Week 13: Share appreciation for your farmers

In late August, farmers start to feel the effects of the season. Peak summer means many exhausting weeks on a hot dry farm with long days and big harvests. Battling weeds and pests can feel like a losing battle. At this time in the season, connection to the individuals eating and enjoying the food the […]

Written by on August 26, 2022

Summer Week 12: Plums, nectarines, and peaches

The middle of August is a great time for fruit in NH! This week we have lots and lots of plums, nectarines, and peaches from Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry plus the blueberries from the Boscawen farm keep coming! This week, 2 for $2 on summer squash and zucchini! Time to make your favorite squash recipes […]

Written by on August 18, 2022

Summer Week 11: New chocolates & Smoked Chili Cheddar!

The height of the harvest season means more tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, greens, and summer squash! Sidi and Isha have a nice crop of broccoli ready to pick this week and Isho is picking the first of her lunchbox peppers. All of the farmers are struggling to keep their plants watered with the heat and […]

Written by on August 11, 2022

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