Category: Farm Happenings

Summer Week 23: Stock up on new pantry items!

The daylight hours are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder, and the season has ended for our Fresh Start Farmers. We are very grateful for all of their hard work this summer–and recognize the many challenges that arise–in producing fresh, local food for the FarmShares! In the meantime, you will still receive wonderful produce […]

Written by on November 4, 2022

Summer Week 22: Local pies and rolls for Thanksgiving

November is almost here! We have a had a full and eventful October, and while Fresh Start Farmers are starting to wind things down for the season, there are plenty of projects at the Food Hub keeping us busy, like the Fresh Choice Manchester project and Farm to School Program. We thank you for all […]

Written by on October 28, 2022

Summer Week 21: Fresh Choice is Underway!

The nights are getting cold and we have had our first hard frost. Outdoor crops are dwindling, but we are still looking forward to white sweet potatoes, winter squash, carrots, daikons and some of the last of Fresh start Farm’s tomatoes this week. We’re thankful for the partner farms we work with that help us […]

Written by on October 21, 2022

Summer Week 20: That’s a wrap for the Mobile Market!

The first frost of the year marks a change in the types of local foods available, but thanks to the season extension of greenhouses we get to hold on to the summer veggies like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant a bit longer. Enjoy them while they last!  This week we have a few new veggies from […]

Written by on October 14, 2022

Summer Week 19: Reflections & Exciting Events

Reflections & Exciting Events Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! The October foliage gets brighter and brighter every day, and the palette of fall seems to be setting in. The Concord farm may look a little less green these days, but as you can see there is still plenty of color. Farmer Josephin shared some thoughts […]

Written by on October 7, 2022

Summer Week 18: Happy October!

Happy October! Greetings from all of us here at Fresh Start Farms, and happy October! With the cooler temperatures and turning of the leaves, Mother Nature dictates that we start to plan for the winter (however reluctant we may be to do so!)… but planning can be very exciting. We are energized by the projects […]

Written by on September 30, 2022

Summer Week 17: Opportunities to Grow

Opportunities to Grow Autumn is here, school is well underway, and the routines of our lives keep us moving at a pretty fast pace. Sometimes it can be hard to find excitement in our day-to-day tasks; but our environment changes all around us, all the time, offering up opportunities to grow. Lots of things are […]

Written by on September 23, 2022

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