Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!
Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! You have until 2pm tomorrow (Tuesday) to customize your box. If you have any questions at all, please reach out by replying to this email or giving us a call at 603-606-2663.
We are off to a great start to the 2021 season, thanks to all for joining us! With all this warm weather and some needed upcoming rain, greens galore is upon us and we couldn’t be happier.
Storage crops are the foundation of New England fare and what keeps so many bellies full as the snow coats the ground. A huge thanks to all the producers, like Picadilly Farm in Winchester, New Hampshire, who have meticulously cured and stored their potatoes, carrots, and squashes for months to ensure we all have access to locally grown foods year-round. It is not an easy task and we are grateful for their efforts.
The layout of our NEW Fresh Start Market is almost complete and we plan to invite you all for a safe, socially-distanced grand opening in early June in conjunction with NeighborWorks of Southern NH Wellness Weekend Block Party. We will keep you posted as more details emerge. Here’s a sneak peek at the new storefront and some new products!
It’s hard to believe this photo was taken only one year ago!
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As the New Moon comes into sight, we say “Ramadan Mubarak” to all fo the Fresh Start farmers who practice Islam. Muslims mark the holy month by fasting – considered one of the five pillars of Islam – during the sunlight hours until the next crescent Moon, which should be in about a month. We hope it is a time of joy and for spending time with one’s family, and giving to charity and those in need. To celebrate we share with you a farmer favorite recipe for Aloo Samosas made with peas and potatoes. These hand pies are shallow fried in minutes for a crunchy, salty treat!
As always, please let us know if you have any questions, product requests, or ideas, we live off your feedback.
From This Week's Bounty
Scallions & Mustard Greens from Fresh Start Farmer Sylvain
Organic Spinach, Brookford Farm
Spring-Dug Organic Parsnips, Picadilly Farm
Organic Carrots, Basin Farm
Organic Daikon Radish, Basin Farm
Jonagold, Red Honeycrisp, and Macoun Apples, Dutton Berry Farm
Organic Watermelon Radish, Harlow Farm
Spring Mix, Little Leaf Farms
Important Member Info
- Fill out your preferences page on your Profile Page. This ensures that you’ll get only food you love, even if you forget to customize your box!
- Review and update your Delivery Instructions so we know where to bring your food.
- Find resources on how to customize your box, how to hold or reschedule a delivery, how the payment plan works, and more in the Members Help Section.
of the Week
Watermelon Radish & Spinach Salad
Vibrant colors and a lively contrast in flavors and textures in this nutritious Watermelon Radish and Spinach Salad will brighten any meal.
Pick Up and Delivery Instructions
Please wear a mask and practice social distancing when picking up. For home delivery, please leave a cooler out for the delivery driver.
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
Milk and meat 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 or meat products will be in a cooler.
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!
We will not hold missed pick ups. We will donate any unclaimed shares to our local food pantries.
Dunk’s Gourmet Mushroom Jerky is handcrafted in small batches in Brentwood, NH. The mushrooms are grown and harvested in the next room and then turned into delicious jerky! Vegan and just the right balance of sweet, salty, and spicy.
Genuine Local, in Meredith NH, is the brainchild of two foodpreneurs who believed that making clean food with honest roots should be easier. Offering a variety of sauces such as Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce, Orange Honey Chipotle Sauce, Avocado Lime Dressing, and Garlic and Ginger Teriyaki Sauce, you can count on each product providing amazing flavor, unique twists on familiar favorites, and a commitment to making delicious food naturally.
Jack’s Crackers are made with fresh, local ingredients(sourced from as close to their Keene, NH home as possible) using natural flavors and have no preservatives. Try out the vegan Garlic & Herb crackers or enjoy Buttermilk Bacon crackers made with real buttermilk and bacon drippings!
Contoocook Creamery is a fifth-generation farm in Contoocook, NH that produces high-quality, fresh milk with 200 milking cows on more than 440 acres of land. This week, grab a quart of whole milk, a pint of chocolate milk, or cheddar cheese!
Enjoy Green Mountain Creamery Vermont-style Maple Greek Nonfat yogurt in Quarts this week! Each spoonful is a deliciously smooth and creamy treat with live probiotic cultures and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.
Founded in 1890, Plymouth is a family-run cheese factory crafting heritage raw milk cheddar and an inspired array of distinctive artisanal flavors. They use only the finest, pasture-raised 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. That means the milk is pure, fresh, and wholesome. Try their Garlic & Peppercorn, Sage & Herb, or Smoked Cheeses!
Enjoy 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. Offering whole chickens, breasts, thighs, and drums.
Vermont Salumi offers authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie from the VT countryside. Their Maple Breakfast Pork Sausage is all-natural, gluten-free, made from pork without antibiotics, contains no artificial ingredients, and is minimally processed. Start your day with this delicious sausage in an epic breakfast sandwich, next to pancakes, French toast, eggs, or straight up with a cup of coffee!
Heiwa Tofu is handcrafted in small batches using organic, non-GMO soybeans grown on Maine and New England farms. Heiwa Tofu is a small family-run business in Rockport, Maine that was founded with the belief that they could source local organic soybeans to produce fresh delicious tofu.
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!