Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

The changing season brings the end of some crops and the beginning of others on the farm. Sunflowers are starting to droop and drop petals, okra is still flourishing, bitter melon harvest is upon us, and a flush of butternut, acorn, and carnival squash has arrived. The Dunbarton farmers have harvested an abundance of green and colored peppers. This week brings another round of green beans, some additional broccoli and cauliflower, and more watermelons and cantaloupes from Edgewater Farm.

Apples have arrived! This week we have Honeycrisp, Fuji, Mutsu, and McIntosh apples from Brookdale Fruit Farm. 

We also have a $6/lb Pineland Farms Grass-Fed Beef! Pineland Farms grass-fed beef contains no antibiotics, no added hormones, is animal welfare certified, and 100% natural.

Fresh Pasta from Valicenti Pasta Farm

Valicenti Pasta farm makes small batches of fresh pasta right in Hollis, NH. They have 10 acres of fields and green houses where they organically grow anything from tomatoes to butternut and many other crops they use to make their products. They make and package everything in their commercial kitchen in their red barn in Hollis. They only use real ingredients – no preservatives, no hormones, and nothing artificial or synthetic. 

Varieties available this week: Blonde Spaghetti, Wild Garic Scape Linguine, Blonde Garganelli, and Blonde Gnocchi Sardi

Perfect to combine with Fresh Start fresh veggies and a local protein to make a quick, delicious, and local meal.

Locally-made Prepared Foods

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! 

Macaroni and Cheese from Joe’s Kitchen at Screamin’ Ridge Farm is handmade in Vermont with Grafton cheddar, elbow pasta, Vermont heavy cream and some secret ingredients to make it extra delicious. Super-fresh ingredients from nearby farms make this favorite extra flavorful.


Sherpa Food’s Vegan Chowmein, Vegan Fried Rice, Chicken Momos, Pork Momos, and Vegetable Momos are made in Burlington VT by a family food business with a mission to bring authentic Nepalese foods made with local, fresh, and natural ingredients to their customers.

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!


From This Week's Bounty

Greenhouse Tomatoes & Paste Tomatoes, Dunbarton Farmers

Salad Mix, Hajiya

Mizuna & Tokyo Bekana Asian Greens, Daniel

Basil & Lettuce, Khadija

Sweet Peppers & Tomatillos, Asli

Butternut Squash & Baby Onions, Jeannette

Eggplant & Okra, Jeannette

Garlic & Potatoes, Sidi & Isha

Organic Carrots, Picadilly Farm

Green Beans, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Melons, Watermelons & Eggplant,  Edgewater Farm

Fruit Share Update

Standard Fruit Share: 2lbs of Peaches from Brookdale Fruit Farm


Large Fruit Share: 2lbs of Peaches plus 2lbs Fuji & Mutsu Apples from Brookdale Fruit Farm

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

Sausage, Bell Pepper, & Mushroom Sauté feat. Valiecenti's Garlic Scapes Linguine


  • 12 oz package of Valicenti Garlic Scape Linguine
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 6-8 oz of VT Salumi’s Italian Sausage, sliced
  • 1 pt oyster mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, more as needed
  • fresh basil


In a sauté pan, heat olive oil and garlic over medium-low until aromatic. Then, add sausage and cook until browned, then add in bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms, turning heat up to medium. 

Cook pasta as package instructs, then strain and add into the saute pan and toss with rest of ingredients. 

Serve with basil as a garnish.


Pantry Items

Mola Food’s Senegalese, Moroccan, Ethiopian, Jamaican, Kenyan, and Cameroonian spice blends are locally made by LaFortune Jeannette Djabea in Nashua NH. The products are low or no salt and are vegan, non-GMO, and contain no additives or preservatives.

LaFortune is a champion of African cuisine and creates seasonings, sauces, chips and marinades from tastes and flavors from around the world. Her love of food began at age 11 when she started cooking for the whole family. The Cameroonian blend is from her own heritage and is an authentic ancient tribal recipe that has survived being passed from mother to daughter. “I hope to create awareness about a revolutionary way of adding spiced into cooking and bringing life to dishes.” LaFortune states as the Mola’s mission.


Dairy Items

With a buttery aroma and a feathery finish, Maplebrook’s fresh mozzarella is so good you’ll want to eat it all before you get home.

Plymouth’s Black Truffle Cheese is the delicate mingling of the Original Plymouth recipe sailed metaphorically to the shores of Tuscany. In the Italian tradition, truffle cheeses are typically made with sheep’s milk—but this pioneer is a raw cow milk version, aged for sixty days, infused with real truffle morsels from Italy and touches of white truffle oil.

Founded in 1890, Plymouth is a family-run cheese factory in Vermont. They use only the finest, pasture-rased raw cow’s milk — free of additives, antibiotics and rBST — sourced from a single dairy herd from a sustainable, seventh-generation family farm 40 minutes up the road.


Protein Items

Pineland Farms Grass-Fed Beef on sale for $6/lb!

Pineland Farms grass-fed beef contains no antibiotics, no added hormones, is animal welfare certified, and 100% natural.

Pineland Farms is located in New Gloucester, Maine.

Grab some all-natural, 100% pasture free-ranging, growth hormone/antibiotic-free, and local chicken wings from Robie Farm. Have you ever had Apricot Sticky Wings? They’re sweet, salty, easy and perfect for a weeknight meal.

Robie Farm is a small family farm owned and operated on the banks of the Connecticut River in Piermont, NH. All of their chickens are humanely raised right on their farm in movable pens on pastures (as opposed to indoor confinement).

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.