The summer is well-underway and all-in-all, it’s been a pretty wet one! According to the Northeast River Forecast Center (a division of the National Weather Service) Merrimack County received 8.76 inches of rain during the month of July, which is 4.46 inches more than previously recorded amounts! We are very lucky that the farms in Dunbarton, Concord, and Boscawen were not damaged during the massive storms that caused major flooding throughout VT and other NE states. While crops certainly thrive when precipitation is abundant, the intensity and quantity of precipitation can lead to a major loss of topsoil, which removes key nutrients from soil and leads to erosion and runoff into surrounding areas. 

The Fresh Start Farmers have been braving the rainy weather to keep harvesting lots of vegetables! Tomatoes are starting to come in, along with some peppers and eggplant! Thank you farmers for all of your hard work. 


From This Week's Bounty

Green Beans and Kale, Khadija & Hassan 

Blueberries, Sunnycrest Farms

Patty Pan Squash and Tomatillos, Fadumo & Khamis

Cucumbers and Cherry Tomatoes, Asli

Heirloom Tomatoes and Eggplant, Sylvain

Green Peppers and Arugula, Isha

Hot Peppers and Zucchini, Sidi

Organic Carrots, Harlow Farm

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 and Thursdays 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.

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 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.

Merrimack Public Library 
Thursdays 2pm to 4pm
470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack
There will be a volunteer there to help you find your box. Any meat or frozen products will be in a cooler. 

Southern NH Health
Thursdays 3pm to 5:15pm
21 East Hollis Street, Nashua
Pick-up is in the lobby. There will be a volunteer there to help you find your box. Any meat or frozen products will be in a cooler. 

YMCA of Greater Nashua 
Thursdays 3:30pm to 5:30pm
24 Stadium Drive, Nashua
There will be a volunteer there to help you find your box. Any meat or frozen products will be in a cooler. 

Please return boxes & insulated liners!

of the Week

Garden Vegetable Ragu 

This Garden Vegetable Ragu is a meatless pasta dish consisting of zucchini, yellow squash and carrots in a flavorful and robust red sauce. Serve on top of pasta with lots of grated parmesan cheese for a yummy weeknight dinner!  A perfect way to enjoy the abundance of summer squash and zucchini in your FarmShare.


Pantry Items

*New Products*
  • Kimchi Pickles from Chi Kitchen– Probiotic packed pickles fermented with Kimchi spices including garlic, ginger and spicy Korean red pepper.  Perfect bite size for snacking straight out of the jar.  Use the juice for salad dressings, gut shots or bloody marys! If you love pickles and can handle a little spice then these are for you. Chi Kitchen is based in Pawtucket, RI, and creates flavorful, hand-crafted Asian foods for the well-being & vitality of their customers.
Katalyst Kombucha Re-Stock!
  • Raspberry Lime: The perfect blend of sweet and tangy. It is the classic flavor
    combination with the added health benefits of kombucha.
  • Ginger Devotion: Feel the ginger zing of Katalyst’s flagship kombucha, packed with a spiciness that ginger fans will love! Give it a try and become devoted.

Dairy Items

Burrata from Narragansett Creamery

This award-winning cheese is delicate, hand-stretched fresh mozzarella with a stracciatella (cream and strands of fresh mozzarella) filling. It’s best enjoyed at room temperature with a drizzle of olive oil and farm fresh bell peppers or some fresh figs. 


Based in Providence, RI, Narragansett Creamery uses local milk, kind bacteria, vegetable-based rennet, salt and nothing else! They are a family-owned company that is supported by the community they serve. 


Protein Items

Chorizo Rojo from Short Creek Farm

This delicious sausage is made with 100% Short Creek Farm pasture-raised non-GMO-fed pork, along with ancho and pasilla chili, tomato, and cilantro! Sausage with a kick! Crumble it up for pork tacos, throw it on the grill, or mix it in to a classic paella–you can’t go wrong!

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.