Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

It’s week 2 of the Spring FarmShare! We hope that you enjoyed your first box and made some delicious local meals!

On the Dunbarton farm, Sylvain made his first harvest of mustard greens!  He’s so excited to share the first spring harvest of greens with you. The arugula is also taking off and will be ready to eat soon.  Don’t miss his updates on Facebook and Instagram to follow along!

This week we have a special treat – a limited supply of organic hot house cucumbers!  It’s no easy feat to grow a cucumber in March in the North East! We’re thankful to Deep Root Organics for taking on the task to bring us these early spring treats. Deep Roots Organic is a co-op of 24 family farms in northern VT and Quebec. Another treat is the first of the spring scallions from Dog Rose Farm in Lee, NH. There is a very limited supply, but don’t worry there will be more to come!

Another exciting product this week is peeled and cubed organic sweet potatoes, ready for you to cook! We’re making dinner easier this week by helping with the prep. 

Producer Spotlight: Queen's Greens

Queen’s Greens, located in Amherst MA, harvests soil-grown greens all winter long in high tunnels heated only by sunlight. Their greens are certified naturally grown, meaning they are GMO-free and without synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. The high tunnels only use sunshine for heat which keeps their carbon footprint small and they practice regenerative techniques to ensure they keep the soil healthy!

Enjoy arugula, Winter Gem Salad mix, and spinach this week thanks to Queen’s Greens! 

For some, this is your first week. Welcome!

As a Fresh Start FarmShare member, you are supporting new American farmers’ businesses, investing in the local food system, and contributing to Fresh Start’s efforts to ensure everyone has access to fresh and healthy food. Thank you.

You should have just received an email with the subject “Time to customize your farm share.” It details the current contents of your box, which are based on the preferences you have set and what is seasonally available.

  • Monday Delivery/Pick Up: You have until midnight on Sunday to customize your box.
  • Wednesday & Thursday Delivery/Pick Up: You have until midnight Tuesday to customize your box.

There are lots of delicious local foods to choose from this week! Learn more about customization here. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by replying to your emails,  or directly at [email protected] or 603 606 2663.


From This Week's Bounty

Organic Hot House Cucumbers, Deep Root Organics, Johnson, VT

Unity Mix Micro Greens Grateful Greens, Brattleboro, VT

Arugula & Winter Gem Salad Mix, and Spinach, Queen’s Greens, Amherst, MA

Mixed Chef’s Mushrooms, Dunk’s Mushrooms, Brentwood, NH

Organic Red & Green Cabbage, Pete’s Greens, Craftsbury, VT

Organic  Parsnips, Deep Root Organics, Johnson, VT

Red and Lehigh Gold Potatoes, Heron Pond Farm, South Hampton, NH

Honeycrisp & Macoun Apples, Green Mountain Orchards, Putney, VT

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
Mondays and Wednesdays 11am to 6pm
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.

YMCA of Greater Nashua 
Monday 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. 

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.

Fresh Start Food Hub Pick Up
Wednesdays OR Thursdays 2pm to 6pm
150 Spruce Street, Manchester
You can pick up your share either day. No need to notify us, just come on by!

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

The sweetness of parsnips is balanced perfectly by the earthy umami flavors from mushrooms. Try out one of these delicious recipes:


Pantry Items

New Products!

Organic Roasted Chili Salsa, Kitchen Garden Farm

Handcrafted from organic tomatoes, onions, and chilies grown on Kitchen Garden’s family farm in Sunderland, MA. The ingredients are fire-roasted in small batches for a subtle smokiness and spicy heat. Certified organic!


Dried Black Beans

Grown in MA by Czajowski Farm in Hadley! 


Dairy Items

Plymouth Artisan Cheese

This week we have Garlic Peppercorn, Sage & Herb, and Black Truffle!

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.

Bell & Goose Creamline Cheese

Bell & Goose makes artisan fresh and aged cheeses in South Hampton, NH with cow milk sourced from a local family-run dairy.

Their Creamline Cheese is Havarti Style but way butter, I mean better! Its semi-soft with a tangy cream flavor and melts well. Try in place of your munster or havarti for more local flavor.


Protein Items

Robie Farm Meat, Piermont NH

Chicken – Whole Bird & Cuts

All-natural, 100% pasture free-ranging, growth hormone/antibiotic-free, and local chicken from Robie Farm.

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.


Robie Farm Beef Kabobs

Beef from Robie Farm is humane, growth hormone-free, all-natural, and local. 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.