Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

The cooler weather is finally approaching. Dunbarton farmers have planted new batches of fall crops like arugula, salad mix, and spinach. Hajiya’s radishes, arugula, and salad mix (pictured left) are absolutely stunning this week and make a perfect combo for a fall salad. Kick it up a notch with a new product – organic sunflower sprouts from Grateful Greens and enjoy!


Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we now have local turkeys and charcuterie boxes available for pre-order! Coming soon, a Thanksgiving fixing box of all local veggies and fruit. Celebrate local food this year at one of the most important meals of the year. 

Pre-Order Local Turkeys for Thanksgiving!

Enjoy a local, fresh turkey from Stonewood Farm for your Thanksgiving feast this year! Pre-Order your turkey for pick up at the Fresh Start Market Nov. 22-24. Place your order through your Harvie Profile when customizing your share. Orders must be placed by Nov. 12.

Stonewood Farm is a family-owned and operated farm producing the finest naturally raised turkey in Orwell Vermont. The turkeys are free to roam with access to abundant feed, water, and fresh air. Allowed to grow naturally to size, Stonewood Farm birds are robust and meatier and as a result of their clean and stress-free environment, their birds are healthier and better tasting than conventionally produced turkeys. Turkeys will be arriving fresh and are only available for pick up at Fresh Start Market in Manchester. A $25 deposit is required and the remaining balance will be due at pick up. 

Turkeys can be ordered in 3 sizes ranging from 13 to 35lbs and are $3.99/lb.

New! Organic Sunflower Greens from Grateful Greens

Grateful Green’s sunflower greens are delicious and nutrient-dense. Perfect for salads, smoothies, garnishes as well as simply munching a bunch of them. Their taste is unique and they have a refreshing crunch, slightly nutty flavor, a hint of lemon for a little zing. 

Grateful greens are grown and harvested in downtown Brattleboro VT using creative, low impact, indoor farming technology utilizing solar and rainwater.

Expanded Hours at Fresh Start Market!

Starting next week, the Fresh Start Market will now be open on Tuesdays from 11am to 4pm! We are so excited to be opening for another day to bring fresh and local food to the neighborhood. Our fall hours are now Tuesdays 11am to 4pm and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 6pm. We hope you’ll stop in and check it out! 


From This Week's Bounty

Winter Squash – Butternut & Acorn, Dunbarton Farmers

Carrots & Celery, Daniel

Cilantro & Scallions, Josephin

Hungarian Hot Wax Peppers, Khadija

Arugula & Radishes, Hajiya

Green Peppers & Brussel Sprouts, Sylvain

Mixed Eggplant, Dutton Berry Farm

Organic Caraflex Cabbage, Kitchen Garden Farm

Broccoli, Lunchbox Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Slicing Tomatoes, and Fresh Ginger, Edgewater Farms

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

Warm and cozy, easy one-pot coconut curry beef stew is hearty yet creamy, packed with tender beef chunks, potatoes and carrots, and creamy coconut milk.

Add the following to your FarmShare this week & enjoy!

  • Stew meat from Robie Farm
  • Fresh ginger from Edgewater Farm
  • Fresh Start Farm’s carrots, potatoes, and cilantro

Pantry Items

Brewer’s Crackers – Sea Salt & Rosmary Pita Chips

Brewer’s Crackers is an Up-Cycled cracker company in Somerville MA driven to reduce food waste in craft brewing industry (US Breweries in the US produce over 1 billion tons of edible food waste each year that ends up in our landfills!)

They make their chips using Up-Cycled brewery grains, a valuable byproduct from the beer-making process. When making beer, brewers steep super high-quality grains, like barley, in water. They then strain this mixture, keeping the liquid to make beer and discard the “spent” grains. Turns out, these grains are still incredibly flavorful and nutritious. They recycle these saved grains into crackers & pita chips. They pair perfectly with Dips, Cheese, Soup, Salad or just to snack on.

Ground Up Grain, located in Holyoke MA, stone mills their flours using 100% locally sourced grains. Their Whole Wheat Flour is made with locally grown hard red winter wheat and hard red spring 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

Don’t forget some Fresh Apple Cider (in pints and half gallons) from Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, NH. Apple cider isn’t just for drinking, try one of these creative uses — in salad dressing, oatmeal, soup, smoothies, baked chicken, fall cocktails, even pancakes!






Dairy Items

Sweet Rowen Farm’s Storm Bloomy Rind Cheese is inspired by the small, crottin style cheeses of old Europe. These tall, drum shaped, lactic-set cheeses are carefully ladled by hand and aged for several weeks to ensure a good bloomy rind. These cheeses deserve to be served at room temp, as you would a brie or camembert, to allow for full sensory appreciation.

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.


Protein Items

Dunk’s Gourmet Mushroom Pot Pies are made from scratch in-house in Brentwood NH, using local ingredients whenever possible. This is a traditional pot pie, using Lions Mane mushroom in place of meat.
Ingredients: Lions Mane Mushroom, Mushroom Stock, Potato, Carrots, Celery, Peas, Onion, Flour, Butter, Garlic, Sherry, Sage, Salt, Pepper, Sunflower Oil, Crust (Flour, Butter, White Vinegar, Salt, Water).

New! Stew Meat from Robie Farm for a delicious fall stew!

Robie Farm meat is humane, growth hormone-free, all-natural, and local (HGAL) and produced at a small family farm in Piermont, NH. From spring to fall, their head of Normande cows graze day and night on lush grass and during the winter months, they are fed hay and are supplemented with protein-rich grain.

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.