Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Happy November! This is week 11 of the Fall FarmShare – the second to last week of the fall season.  Although we saw a frost on the farms on Friday, we still have lots of delicious fall veggies like spinach, arugula, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, squash, and more! The Fresh Start Farmers still have lots of garlic, so this week it’s on sale for $6 for 1/2lb.

We’re excited about lots of new items this week including 3 new kinds of cheese, local haddock, Cabbage & Mushroom Pierogis, Unity Mix micro-greens, Red Wine & Garlic Salami, and new apple varieties. To make room for these new items, we have sales on VT Farmstead Brie & Contoocook Cheddar for $8 and $4 for tofu.

New Local Cheese!

Smith’s Dill Havarti Cheese is smooth and buttery-perfect for a grilled cheese sandwich or to pair with your favorite crackers and fruit. All of their cheeses are made fresh on the farm with rich milk directly from 200 dairy cows.

Grafton Village 1-Year Cheddar cheese is aged for one year to achieve the classic New England cheddar profile: comforting, lightly tangy, and rich. Try it paired with fresh grapes or sliced fresh apples for a juicy counterpoint to its rich and buttery flavors. 1 Year Cheddar is also perfect for melting. 

Blue Ledge Farm’s Camembrie is made with fresh Ayrshire cow’s milk and is a smooth mold-ripened Camembert/Brie hybrid! A buttery slice of bovine heaven! Goes well with a light red or white wine. A great match for any type of cured meats as well!

New! Red's Best Haddock

Red’s Best, out of Boston, brings 100% traceable, Atlantic caught seafood to New England. Red’s Best supports a network of local fishermen through processing, transportation, and distribution. Their traceability technology tracks your seafood from the ocean to dinner plate. This week’s supply of Haddock was caught by Hamilton Fisheries near Chatham MA. Haddock is in 1 lb packages, $15/lb, and arrives frozen.

Top with buttery breadcrumbs and bake at 400° until fish is opaque and breadcrumbs are browned. For more inspiration, try Haddock Piccata or Mustard Roasted Fish.

Grateful Greens Unity Mix

Try out Grateful Green’s new Organic Unity Mix! This mix is a super nourishing blend of sweet sunflower, earthy amaranth, and zesty radish.

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

Lettuce, Swiss Chard & Leeks, Isha  & Sidi

Cauliflower, Celery, and Rosemary, Khadija

Superfood Mix, Arugula & Radishes, Hajiya

Spaghetti & Sweet Dumpling Squash, LaValley Farm

Spinach, Two Mountain Farm

Organic Sunflower Greens & Unity Mix, Grateful Greens

Organic Sweet Potatoes, Atlas Farm

Red slicing tomatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Sweet Peppers, and Fresh Ginger, Edgewater Farms

FruitShare Update

Standard FruitShare: Mix of McIntosh & Snow Sweet Apples from Brookdale Farm

Large FruitShare: Mix of McIntosh & Snow Sweet Apples & 2 Heirloom Apples ecologically grown by Scott Farm Orchard:

  • Blue Pearmain apples are an old New England favorite dating back to the 1700s. These apples have a blue-pink color and are sweet with a bit of a tart background flavor.
  • Hudson’s Golden Gem apples are one of the best-flavored russet apples and are crisp, with a sugary flesh, and nutty, vanilla pear flavor.

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

Try out this recipe for a quick and easy one-pot chicken dinner for a chilly, fall night. A great, well-balanced meal with protein, vegetables, and carbs all in one dish. You can also switch out the sweet potatoes for butternut squash, baby red potatoes, or another autumn root vegetable.



Pantry Items

New flavor from Jaju! Cabbage & Mushroom Pierogis

Founded by two sisters using their grandfather’s recipes, Jaju Pierogi makes pierogi from scratch in Lynn, MA.

Made with tangy sauerkraut, and balanced with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and buttery potatoes, this is a Eastern European tradition. We recommend pairing with some sour cream!


Dairy Items

On Sale this week!
Contoocook Cheddar & VT Farmstead Brie on Sale for $8!

Local cheddar cheese from Contoocook Creamery at Bohanan Farm in Contoocook, NH.

A fifth-generation farm, Bohanan Farm produces milk of the highest quality with the most efficient and environmentally sound practices available. The farm consists of more than 440 acres of land and is home to 200 milk cows, whose well-being is the number one priority of the Bohanan family. It takes happy, healthy cows to produce Contoocook Creamery’s delicious high-quality milk!

VT Farmstead’s Brie is a decadently rich, soft-ripened cheese with sweet cream and mushroom nuance. Serve with honey, baguette, and fruit.

Made with pasteurized whole milk, salt, enzymes, and select cultures.


Protein Items

On sale for $4! 

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.


Back in stock!

Red Wine & Garlic salami is simply seasoned with cracked pepper, red wine, and garlic. VT Salumi combines fresh ground pork and spices in all-natural casings. Each link is hand-tied, fermented, and aged for three weeks to develop superb taste and texture.

Authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie from the VT countryside. Made from simple ingredients with careful craftsmanship, VT Salumi starts with antibiotic-free pork to make artisan all-natural meat products rooted in Italian tradition and the classic salumificio.

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.