Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!
Things are taking off at the Dunbarton farm. Lots of seedlings are planted and sprouting, garlic and leeks are shooting up, and greens have arrived! This week, Sylvain has harvested more mustard greens for you to enjoy this week.
Look forward to organic carrots, Scarlett Queen turnips, and watermelon radish from Brookford Farm, a restock on Potomac Pears from Champlain Orchards, and lots of frost-sweetened spinach from Queen’s Greens. Plus, a restock on VT Bean Crafters veggie burgers and Maine Grains Rolled Oats, new items from Mola Foods, Herbal Chevre from Blue Ledge Farm, and so much more!
Have you tried the freshly baked bread from Crust & Crumb bakery in Concord? This week they are baking Honey Oat bread and their extremely popular Basil Pesto Bread. Don’t miss it this week!
Farm to School: Bringing local food to Manchester & Nashua schools!
Our Farm to School work is off and running! For the past few weeks, Peg, Fresh Start Farm to School Coordinator, along with Jess Munroe, our partner at Grow Nashua, have been busy assisting students in Manchester and Nashua with a large planting of all the ingredients to make a local pizza. Over 5,000 plants will be distributed among Fresh Start Farmers and community gardeners and starting in August we will harvest tomatoes for our famous Umoja pizza Sauce! Our sauce will be featured monthly on school menus as we convert cafeterias from frozen pizza from large distributors to fresh “Flatbread Fridays” from local farmers. We will be sure to update you as things progress!
Photos thanks to Told Video.
From This Week's Bounty
Spinach, Arugula, and Winter Gem Salad Mix, Queen’s Greens, Amherst, MA
Mustard Greens, Sylvain
Potomac Pears, Champlain Orchards, Shoreham, VT
Mixed Chef’s Mushrooms, Dunk’s Mushrooms, Brentwood, NH
Organic Carrots, Parsnips, and Scarlett Queen and Purple Top Turnips, Brookford Farm, Canterbury, NH
White and Lehigh Gold Potatoes, Heron Pond Farm, South Hampton, NH
Honeycrisp & Macoun Apples, Green Mountain Orchards, Putney, VT
Important Member Info
Your Harvie Dashboard:
- 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.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us by replying to your emails, or directly at [email protected] or 603 606 2663.
Pick Up & Delivery Info
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
We’ve got everything you need to make this salad that’s perfect for spring!
Beets, turnips, carrots, radishes, spinach, and arugula come together in a salad so delicious you’ll be making it over and over again!
New from Mola Foods!
Mola Foods founder, LaFortune Djabea is a champion of African cuisine and creates seasonings, sauces, snacks, and marinades from tastes and flavors from all around the world right here in Nashua, NH.
Chili Relish Iloba (Red): Hot chili relish created from Camerroonian peppers using an ancient ethnic recipe. Made from African ghost peppers and can be used as a marinade or dip for any protein or vegetable.
All Purpose Seasoning Blend: Our go to seasoning for meat, eggs, popcorn, sauces, and veggies.
Golden Milk Turmeric Tea: Revitalize and refresh yourself! Add honey and your choice of milk. Drink cold or hot.
Hibiscus Flower Powder: Consumed in west Africa in a variety of ways Try as a tea or cocktail. Add to water with sugar if you desire, mix well and enjoy.
Don’t forget the plantain chips! A delicious snack that’s loved all over the world!
VT Farmstead Blueberry Windsordale
Perfect on salads or your morning bagel!
It’s the hint of tart apple, the honeyed aftertaste, and the firm, flaky texture that makes VT Farmstead’s Windsordale the perfect cheese to add sweet bursts of luscious fruit.
Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company gently cares for their land (in South Woodstock VT) and the lives of their animals to make fresh, quality, and artisan cheese available to all.
Blue Ledge Herbal Chevre
Blue Ledge’s Maple Chevre sold out the first week we stocked it, so don’t miss their Herbal Chevre!
With a creamy, fresh and pillowy texture, this chevre has converted many over to goat cheese!
At Blue Ledge Farm, sustainable practices are top priority. The goats graze and forage throughout the year and they are certified as an Animal Welfare Approved farm.
VT Bean Crafters Restock!
Harvest Veggie Burgers: Oven-roasted sweet potatoes and corn with fresh parsley and carrots, plus a maple-chipotle BBQ sauce to brighten the burger’s savory soul.
Falafel Burgers: Packed with sprouted garbanzos, kale, and parsley. Vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free!
VT Bean Crafters is joyfully serving the tastiest in local, organic and plant-based food from Waitsfield, VT.
Have you tried VT Salumi Sausage, yet?
Authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie from the VT countryside. Made from simple ingredients with careful craftsmanship, VT Salumi starts with antibiotic-free pork to make artisan all-natural meat products rooted in Italian tradition and the classic salumificio.
Italian, Chorizo, Maple Breakfast, and Red Wine & Garlic available!
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!