Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Happy Fall! It is week 6 of the Fall FarmShare, which marks the halfway point of the share. We hope that you are enjoying the farm’s bounty! Look forward to a wonderful selection of veggies this week – green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, lettuce, arugula, potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, and so much more!

This week we have fresh pasta from Valicenti Pasta Farm, restock on White Heron Teas, new Brie Cheese from Vermont Farmstead, and a $6/lb sale on Pineland Farms Grass-Fed Beef!

Fall Workshops on the Concord Farm

Last week, UNH Cooperative Extension visited the Concord farm and led a training on pest management and demonstrated how to use row cover. A big thank you to Cooperative Extension for their continued support of the farmer training program!

Brookdale Fruit Farm is named Apple Grower of the Year!

Congratulations to Brookdale Fruit Farm for winning the 2021 American Fruit Grower Apple Grower of Year Award! 

The farm was established in 1847 and has continually evolved over 174 years and seven generations of family members. The farm is comprised of 320 acres in Hollis, NH with 175 of the acres dedicated to apples!

We have Mutsu, Fuji, McIntosh, and Honeycrisp apples from Brookdale Fruit Farm.


From This Week's Bounty

Greenhouse Tomatoes & Paste Tomatoes, Dunbarton Farmers

Salad Mix, Hajiya & Harimaya

Bok Choy & Arugula, Isha and Sidi

Basil & Lettuce, Khadija

Sweet Peppers & Tomatillos, Asli

Butternut Squash & Acorn Squash, Jeannette

Kohlrabi, Josephin

Garlic & Potatoes, Alice

Organic Delicata Squash & Pie Pumpkins, Harlow Farm

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

Fruit Share Update

Pears from Champlain Orchards! Champlain Orchards is family-owned and ecologically managed and is one of the oldest continuously operating orchards in VT.

Standard Fruit Share: Red Clapp and Sunrise Pears from Champlain Orchards

Large Fruit Share: Red Clapp and Sunrise Pears from Champlain Orchards, plus Cantaloupe from Edgewater Farm

Sunrise Pears are juicy, aromatic and sweet. This hearty tree produces beautiful yellow pears with a slight blush. Fruit is good for eating fresh or making desserts.

Red Clapp Pears are large, fine-textured crimson skin, with creamy white flesh and ample juice. Excellent for eating out of hand, canning and preserves.

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

A fresh haul of farm-fresh produce and the changing weather calls for risotto! Pull out your Dutch oven and some arborio rice and use whatever veggies and herbs you’ve got from your farm share! 

This veggie-filled risotto template is perfect for simple weeknight dinners or as a fast and fancy meal when hosting friends.

Look for onion, garlic, green beans, summer squash, corn, tomatoes, and herbs. The remaining few ingredients are all pantry staples that you likely already have at home, plus you’ll need a splash of white wine. A variety of vegetables will not only make for a more colorful bowl of risotto, but it also changes up the texture, which makes dinner more interesting


Pantry Items

Back in Stock!

We have a new batch of White Heron Teas in stock perfect for the change in weather! Organic teas made in NH.

  • Stay Well – A blend of echinacea purpurea herb, lemon balm leaf, olive leaf, elderberry, elderflower, lemon peel, ginger root, goldenseal leaf.
  • Masala Chai – Classic Indian black masala chai… spicy and delicious. A blend of organic Assam CTC leaves with cinnamon, cloves, ginger and fennel seed.
  • Daily Cup Green –  China Chunmee green, full-flavored with notes of minerals and a subtle sweetness.
  • Hello Sunshine – Sunny, happy, and bright herbal tea. Our very own blend of Organic chamomile lavender, cranberry apple ginger, and our rooibos decaf chai.
  • Ginger Peach Black – Peach flavored black tea with ginger pieces
  • Winter Warmer Chai – A blend of Organic India black tea with masala spices & sweet orange.

Time for Apple Pie! 

The perfect blend of spices for apple baked goods crafted in Peterborough, NH by NH Herb & Spice Co. This blend contains Korintje Cinnamon, Jamaican Allspice, Nutmeg, and Ginger Root.



Dairy Items

New from Vermont Farmstead!

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.

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.

Blue Mango’s Beet Burgers are handmade in Maine with just 7 ingredients: Beets, Onions, Black Beans, Panko Breadcrumbs, Spinach, Rice, and Fresh Ginger. They are soy-free and vegan!

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.