Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

The first week of September! The fields are bursting with wonderful veggies. For some of you, this is the first week of the FallShare. Welcome! Please take a minute to meet the 23 new American Farmers who make up Fresh Start Farms and work tirelessly to bring you fresh, local food.  Meet the farmers here!
 
On Mondays, you’ll receive your FarmShare customization email at 3pm. You’ll have until 2pm on Tuesday to make changes and add extras to your share. If you have any questions, please reach out!

Share the bounty of the peak harvest season by contributing to the Fresh Start Food Donation Fund! With your support we provide fresh, local vegetables to low-income individuals in our community. We need your help to make sure the abundance of Fresh Start veggies get to those who need it in Manchester, Concord, and Nashua.

You will be contributing to the success of the Fresh Start Farmer’s businesses while also supporting the well-being of your neighbors in need. Together we can build a community that is fair, inclusive, and provides for everyone.

Honey Sale, Cornmeal, Ricotta & Buratta & Sherpa Foods Restock!
This week we have a restock on Sherpa Food’s Momos as well as new vegan Fried Rice and Chowmein! Also, Ben’s Sugar Shack Raw Honey is on sale from $8 to $5. New products include 2 kinds of cheese that are perfect with tomato and basil creations  – MapleBrook Farm’s Buratta and Narragansett Creamery’s Ricotta as well as Organic Cornmeal from Maine Grains!
Labor Day schedule change

Due to Labor Day, you will receive your customization email for next week’s share this Friday 9/3. You will have until the normal time (Tuesday at 2pm) to make swaps and add to your order. Delivery/pick-up times are on the normal schedule.

Next week you may see a substitution for a veggie in your order and will receive notification if this is the case.  We appreciate your flexibility so that staff and farmers can take some time to observe the holiday.

Tomato Time! Canning, Sauce, and Salsa Kits!

Tomatoes are in full swing! The season is short, so be sure to stock up for canning, sauce or salsa making. We have flats of canning tomatoes as well as kits for salsa and sauce to make it quick and easy for you. 

Highlights

From This Week's Bounty

Greenhouse Tomatoes, Dunbarton Farmers

Hot Peppers & Cucumbers, Sylvain

Dill & Summer Squash, Fadumo & Khamis

Romaine, Cilantro & Basil, Khadija

Amaranth, Green Peppers, Swiss Chard, Asli

Basil & Summer Squash, Fadumo & Khamis

Eggplant & Okra, Jeannette

Garlic & Cabbage, Josie

Husk Cherries & Tomatillos, Alice

Organic Sweet Peppers, Kitchen Garden Farm

Fruit Share Update

This week look forward to:

Standard FruitShares: 2lbs of fresh peaches from Brookdale Fruit Farm

Large FruitShares: 2lbs of fresh peaches from Brookdale Fruit Farm & a pint of Valor Plums from Champlain Orchards

Important Member Info

Your Harvie Dashboard:

You can find the date of your first delivery on your Harvie Dashboard. From your 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.

Prior to your first delivery, please visit your dashboard to set your preferences and delivery instructions (for home delivery), and make sure to sign up for your add-on shares like fruit, bread, mushrooms, corn and more!

Signing up for Add-on shares:

Don’t forget to sign up for your add-on shares! Lots of local & farm-fresh items to choose from like eggs, fruit, bread, mushrooms, corn, chicken, beef, milk, and pantry item! Sign up here and if you have any issues please email [email protected] 

Please note that sometimes the Harvie system has a glitch and adds an additional delivery fee when you sign up for an add-on share. If this happens, please email us and we will get it updated.

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!
Recipes

of the Week

Cabbage, Zucchini, and Tomatoes!

The Modern Proper’s here with 30 + gorgeous fresh tomato recipes that will put all of that sweet summer bounty to good use. So grab a pound or twenty of your favorite variety of juicy ripe tomatoes!

And so much more!!! 
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Pantry Items

Pantry items!

Sherpa Foods Restock!! 

The Momos, Nepalese Dumplings, we brought in last week sold out in the first day so we’ve brought in their Vegan Chowmein and Vegan Fried Rice in addition to Chicken Momos, Pork Momos, and Vegetable Momos! 

A Burlington, VT based family food business, Sherpa Foods crafts authentic traditional Nepalese foods with local, fresh, and natural ingredients. 

Momos are the Nepalese versions of dumplings made as comfort food during special gatherings for guests. Served with Himalayan-style sauce, they make a terrific quick meal for when you don’t have time to cook but still want to eat a locally-made, delicious, and healthy meal!

Maine Grain’s Organic Cornmeal is made from organically grown open pollinated yellow flint corn. At Maine Grains, they grind their cornmeal coarse on an Austrian traditional stone mill. This cornmeal is delicious in cornbread, Muufo Flatbread, muffins, waffles, hush puppies and to coat fried seafood! 

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Dairy Items

New Cheese!

Narragansett Creamery’s Renaissance Ricotta is an award-winning 100% whole-milk ricotta produced the traditional way. Never made from whey, their ricotta is heated in a steam kettle and hand-scooped with all-natural ingredients and no preservatives. Creamery and light, it is madein the Renaissance city of Providence, RI.

Burrata cream-filled mozzarella is a mild hand-pulled mozzarella with a rich creamy texture filled with strands of fresh mozzarella and cream. Maplebrook Farm produces this authentic handmade product made the old-world way in the mountains of Vermont. Try it with sliced tomato & fresh basil! 

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Protein Items

Blue Mango’s Veggie Burgers are handmade in Maine with just 6 ingredients: onions, black beans, Panko breadcrumbs, spinach, rice, and spices. They are soy-free and vegan.  Also, try out their Beet Burgers which have a kick of fresh ginger!

Fresh ground pork mixed with delicious spices is really all it takes for a great Maple Breakfast Sausage. No gluten fillers, sugar, or preservatives, and the animals are raised without antibiotics.

VT Salumi creates authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie from the VT countryside. We also carry their Chorizo, Red Wine & Garlic, Rosemary & Red and Italian Sausages.

Thank you & we'll see you soon!

Questions?
Email us at [email protected]success.org 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.