Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Fall is in full swing! Squash has arrived and we have 5 types available this week: spaghetti, delicata, acorn, carnival, and butternut. Look forward to fall treats like fresh Apple Cider from Brookdale Fruit Farm available in pints and half gallons!

Also, new this week, freshly-baked sourdough bread from Crust & Crumb bakery in Concord and a new beef variety of Sherpa Food’s beloved Momos. 

Check out new products like Yolo Popcorn and restocks on Valicenti Fresh Pasta, Jan’s Farmhouse Cranberry Apple Crisps, White Heron Organic Teas, and Ground Up Grain All-Purpose Flour.

Fresh Veggie Boxes for Manchester Housing Residents

Thanks to funding from New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, Fresh Start Farms has partnered with Manchester Housing to distribute free fresh food to the community for the fall. 

Fresh Start Farms will build 100 boxes of local vegetables and fruit to be delivered to seniors and families in three Manchester Housing facilities each week. Our goal is to deliver 1200 boxes before the end of the year! We’re excited to share the fall bounty with the community!


From This Week's Bounty

Husk Cherries & Greenhouse Tomatoes, Asli

Radish & Scallion, Elizabeth

Bok Choy & Arugula, Isha and Sidi

Peppers & Cilantro, Khadija

Lettuce, Mukamujeni

Butternut Squash & Superfood Greens, Sylvain

Green Beans & Hot Peppers, Fadumo & Khamis

Kale & Leeks, Josie

Organic Delicata, Carnival, and Spaghetti Squash, Maple Row Farm

Cherry Tomatoes & Red Potatoes,  Edgewater Farm

FruitShare Update

Standard FruitShare: Fresh Plum Medley from Dutton Berry Farm

Large FruitShare: Fresh Plum Medley & Asian Pears, certified ecologically grown by Scott Farm Orchard

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

Dunbarton Farmer, Sylvain, loves to enjoy his mustard greens with filets of Cod. Mustard greens contain many health-boosting antioxidants and are a great source of several B vitamins, Vitamin K and C, and much more. A super green for sure! 

  • Saute mustard greens with oil over medium heat until wilted. Add garlic, onions, and butter and cook for about 5 minutes and season with salt. 
  • Make cod by seasoning with salt and pepper and searing in a hot pan with oil. Once a thick golden crust forms, transfer the pan to the oven at 350 degrees. Roast until cooked through. Serve by topping greens with cod fillets. Top with a mix of olive oil, fresh lime juice, soy sauce, and grated ginger.



Pantry Items

Yolo Snacks Popcorn is a party in a bag! Made in Vermont, this popcorn comes in 4 flavors: Original (made with nutritional yeast, dried dill and buttermilk), White Cheddar, Maple, and Keepin it Sea Salt.  A delicious and local snack!


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: Chamomile, Cranberry Apple Ginger, Stay Well, Masala Chai, Daily Cup Green, Hello Sunshine, Ginger Peach Black, and Winter Warmer Chai.

Jan’s Farmhouse Cranberry Pistachio Crisps are thin and crispy, with flavors of tart cranberry, roasted pistachio and earthy rosemary. The perfect accompaniment to your favorite cheese or charcuterie board, or simply as a satisfying snack all on their own. Studded with toasty sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds and heart-healthy flax seeds- and double-baked for a surprisingly crackly crunch.

Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps are made in Stowe VT by hand in small batches, packed with care.

Time for Apple Pie! 

Make an all local apple pie with fresh apples from Brookdale Fruit Farm, local flour from Ground Up Grain, and Apple Pie Spice from NH Herb & Spice Co.

Ground Up Grain, located in Holyoke MA, stone mills their flours using 100% locally sourced grains. Their All Purpose Flour is made with locally grown hard red and soft white wheat. Each 5lb bag of flour directly supports 95 sq ft of Northeast farmland where grains serve as a cover crop, making our soil and water healthy and supporting a resilient food system.

NH Herb & Spice’s Apple Pie Spice is the perfect blend of spices for apple baked goods crafted in Peterborough, NH. 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.

Maplebrook Farm’s 100% whole milk, smooth and creamy, hand-dipped ricotta is made with fresh Vermont milk and bursts with flavor. It is perfect for all recipes, whether savory or sweet.  Try it on toast with cinnamon and sugar for a simple breakfast treat, or bake it into a lasagna for a traditional Italian family favorite.


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.

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

VT Salumi creates authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie from the VT countryside.

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.