Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Welcome to week 10 of the Fall FarmShare! This week we have freshly-made small-batch pizza sauce made from Fresh Start Farm’s tomatoes, a sale of Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese Dip & Cheddar Cheese, and new pastured eggs from LaValley Farms. Plus, pre-orders for turkey, pies, and veggies for Thanksgiving are now available!

Thanksgiving Pre-Orders!

Celebrate local food at one of the most important meals of the year! Pre-order a fresh turkey, a box of fall veggies, handmade pies & rolls, and a charcuterie box today for Thanksgiving. 

The Fixings Vegetable box includes all the staple ingredients for garlic mashed potatoes, carrots & turnips, sweet potato pie, roasted beets, sugar pumpkin and butternut squash, and cranberry sauce! Available for delivery Nov. 24 or pick up in Manchester Nov. 22-24.

Fresh turkeys from Stonewood Farm in VT are available in sizes ranging from 13 to 35lbs and are $3.99/lb. Only available for pickup in Manchester Nov 22-24. 

Crust & Crumb’s famous handmade Forest Berry and Apple Crumb pies will be available in limited quantities and only available for pickup in Manchester Nov. 22-24. Don’t forget their addicting Shaker Squash Rolls (available for delivery & pickup). 

The Charcuterie Box includes some of New England’s finest cheese and spreads to keep you munching as you cook the meal of the year! Available for delivery & pickup the week of Thanksgiving.

Pizza Sauce & Farm to School

This summer, the USDA awarded Fresh Start Farms, and our project partners, a two-year Farm-to-School grant to improve access to local food for Manchester & Nashua school children. Local farmers, processors, and community organizations will collaborate with students, teachers, and food service staff to bring more locally-produced foods into schools and deliver a hands-on school meal education initiative. 

This spring, students will plant tomato seedlings and participate in hands-on workshops exploring the local food system, food equity, and the stories of NH people who grow and harvest food. Fresh Start Farmers and community gardeners will grow the tomatoes this summer and once the tomatoes are harvested, the local NH processor, Genuine Local, will turn the tomatoes into pizza sauce. The pizza sauce will be included with a kit of other locally sourced ingredients for select schools to make flatbreads for the students on “Flatbread Fridays”!

Last week, Genuine Local turned Fresh Start Farm’s tomatoes into the first batch of pizza sauce! $5 a jar, try it out with the Bread Shed’s Whole Wheat Pizza Dough!

Final Week of the Concord Farmers Market Oct. 30!

The farmers market season is coming to an end and next Saturday is the final market in Concord. We’re so thankful to the wonderful loyal customers who join us each week to support Fresh Start Farms and enjoy locally grown veggies!

Expanded Hours at Fresh Start Market!

The Fresh Start Market will now be open on Tuesdays from 11am to 4pm! We are so excited to be opening for another day to bring fresh and local food to the neighborhood. Our fall hours are now Tuesdays 11am to 4pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm. We hope you’ll stop in and check it out! 

New! Pastured Eggs form LaValley Farm

We have been in search of an NH egg producer that can accommodate the demand from our FarmShare and we are excited to be transitioning to LaValley’s eggs for the upcoming season. LaValley’s hens enjoy a cage-free and barn-free existence. The chickens roam freely across the 60 acres of farmland in Hooksett/Allenstown, eat a diet of only natural ingredients, and rotate around the farm to help with fertilization. The hens love grass, but their favorite at this time of year is eating all the squash and melon they want! We have 15 dozen this week, so give them a try and let us know what you think.


From This Week's Bounty

Cherry Tomatoes & Beets, Isha  & Sidi

Napa Cabbage, Bok Choy, and Kale, Khadija

Salad Mix & Radishes, Hajiya

Spaghetti & Sweet Dumpling Squash, LaValley Farm

Carrots, Cilantro,  & Scallions Concord Farmers

Nepali Barela, Harimaya

Organic Caraflex Cabbage, Kitchen Garden Farm

Broccoli, Celeriac, Cherry Tomatoes, Graffiti Eggplant, Leeks and Fresh Ginger, Edgewater Farms

Important Member Info

Your Harvie Dashboard:

From your Harvie Dashboard, you can customize the contents of your box, reschedule/change location/skip and hold shares, and update your product preferences. Learn more about how to use your Dashboard here.

Pick Up & Delivery Info

Home Delivery
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9am to 5pm
It is very important that you update your delivery instructions on your Harvie Profile page so we get the food to the right place. Be sure to leave a cooler out for the delivery driver.

Bona Fide Green Goods Pick Up
Wednesdays 3pm to 6pm 
25 N. Main Street, Concord
Give the Bona Fide staff your name and they’ll get your box for you.

St. Paul’s School Employee Pick Up
Wednesdays 2pm to 4pm
SPS Post Office 
Any milk, meat, or frozen products will be in the fridge.

Story Hill Farm in Dunbarton
Wednesdays 4:30pm to 6pm
5 Story Hill Road, Dunbarton
There is a blue tiny house on the farm that we use as a Self-Service Farm Stand. Your box will be in the house labeled with your name. Any milk, meat, or frozen products will be in a cooler which you will need to grab.

Fresh Start Food Hub Pick Up
Wednesdays & Thursdays 2pm to 6pm
150 Spruce Street, Manchester
We can’t wait for you to see our new Market!

YMCA of Greater Nashua 
Friday 3:30pm to 5:30pm
24 Stadium Drive, Nashua
There will be a volunteer there to help you find your box. Any milk, meat, or frozen products will be in a cooler. 

We will not hold missed pick ups. We will donate any unclaimed shares to our local food pantries. 

Please return boxes & insulated liners!

of the Week

Celeriac (a.k.a. celery root) is a knobby, bulbous root vegetable that is often overlooked, but is such a delicious and versatile vegetable. Raw, celeriac has fantastic crunch and a super nutty, celery-like flavor that makes it perfect for salads and slaws. Cooked, it takes on a slight sweetness that works well mashed, baked, roasted or boiled. It is an extraordinary vegetable that’s worth adding to your fall repertoire!

This week, try out some Celeriac & Potato Latkes and add some Garlic & Herb Goat Cheese Dip for a delectable combo!



Pantry Items

Whole Wheat Pizza Dough from The Bread Shed is locally made in Keene, NH. Made with 5 simple ingredients: wheat, olive oil, salt, honey and yeast, and no preservatives!


Pair with Fresh Start Farm’s Pizza Sauce & veggies!


Dairy Items

On Sale this week!

Pineland’s White Cheddar is made by traditional methods to produce a rich and mild flavor. Its creamy, buttery finish makes it perfect for kids and grownups alike. On sale for $5 this week!

The dairy cows at Pineland Farms comprise one of the oldest registered Holstein herds in the United States. Located in New Gloucester Maine, they use only Maine milk to produce their cheese with no antibiotics or artificial growth hormones.

Fresh garlic, and bright herby flavors shine in Vermont Creamery’s seriously snackable dip. Vermont Creamery’s award-winning fresh goat cheese is distinguished by its fresh milk taste, mild flavor, and smooth texture. 50% off this week – $3 each!


Protein Items

Heiwa tofu is handcrafted in small batches using organic, non-GMO soybeans grown on Maine and New England farms.

Heiwa Tofu is a small family business in Rockport Maine committed to sourcing local organic soybeans to produce fresh delicious tofu.

New! Stew Meat from Robie Farm for a delicious fall stew!

Robie Farm meat is humane, growth hormone-free, all-natural, and local (HGAL) and produced at a small family farm in Piermont, NH. From spring to fall, their head of Normande cows graze day and night on lush grass and during the winter months, they are fed hay and are supplemented with protein-rich grain.

Thank you & we'll see you soon!

Email us at [email protected] or give us a call at 603-606-2663 and we will get right back to you!

From all of us at Fresh Start Farms,
take good care and be well.