Final Week of the Summer FarmShare!

We have reached our final week of the summer FarmShare and as they say, “that’s a wrap!” The Fresh Start Farmers endured very wet weather but persevered and worked hard to provide for the community, their families and friends. Fresh Start Farms wouldn’t be here without them! There were–and will be–plenty of ups and downs, and we are constantly learning from one another…but no matter what, there is always time to say Asante, or “thank you” in Swahili, which is just one of the many languages that some of the Fresh Start Farmers speak, in addition to Somali, Kiswahili, and Mai Mai. 

This week we will also be saying goodbye to our assistant hub operations manager, Marta. Things are always in flux here at the food hub, but change makes way for new growth. We are looking forward to more staff growth this fall and are grateful to the entire team for their dedication to meeting each day and all that it holds. 

Take our Survey and be entered to win a raffle!

We hope that you will take a few moments to complete our end-of-summer survey! Your feedback really helps us to improve the FarmShare for the seasons to come. Please complete this survey by Friday, October 6th to be entered into a raffle to win a fall-themed gift basket! We really appreciate all of your support this summer and we hope you will join us again for the fall FarmShare, or next season!


From This Week's Bounty

Delicata Squash and Eggplant, Isho

Radish and Thai Basil, Khadija & Hassan

Watermelon and Salad Mix, Sylvain

Sweet Dumpling Squash and Potatoes, Asli

Butternut Squash and Collard Greens, Fadumo & Khamis

Shell Beans and Arugula, Hajiya

Scallions and Sweet Peppers, Sidi & Isha

Sunrise, Potomac, and Shinseiki Pears, Champlain Valley Orchards

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!

of the Week

Beet Gnocchi with Walnut-Sage Butter

In this recipe from Food and Wine, beets are roasted and pureed to make a colorful, sweet base for the gnocchi dough, then mixed with ricotta, parmesan, eggs, and a sprinkle of nutmeg! Once the gnocchi are formed and cooked, it is topped with a browned butter sage sauce and toasted walnuts. 


Pantry Items

*Valicenti Pasta Re-Stock*

Fall is here and we know what it’s like to be craving some comfort food. We have re-stocked on a variety of fresh pastas and ravioli flavors from Valicenti Pasta Farm–there’s something for everyone!

Handmade Fresh Pasta- Blonde Fettuccine, Garlic Scape Linguine, and Fresh Herb Pappardelle

Handmade Ravioli- Dairy-free Moroccan braised carrot and chickpea, roasted beet and pecorino, brown butter sage and sweet potato, artichoke boursin…to name a few!

*Granny Squibb's Organic Iced Teas*
  • Sally’s Lemon Unsweetened– For those seeking a lemon iced tea with no added sugar or artificial sweeteners that is delicious and refreshing – Granny Squibb’s has got you covered! This unsweetened iced tea contains lemon juice, black tea and a little mint. That’s it!
  • Charlie’s Cranberry Sweetened-This new cranberry iced tea flavor has a distinctly New England taste that will be at home on a hot summer day or on your Thanksgiving table. Part of the proceeds from each bottle of Charlie’s Cranberry sold go to Save The Bay, an organization that works tirelessly to improve the conditions of the Narragansett Bay. Narragansett Bay is the lifeblood of Rhode Island and plays a huge role in not only the health of our state itself, but the health of all of us. 

Dairy Items

Camembert Cubs from Bell & Goose Cheese Co.

Bell & Goose strikes again with this baby camembert-style cheese! It boasts a white bloomy rind and a buttery interior. A great addition to any cheese board, or just enjoy it as a fancy snack! It is sure to satisfy. 


Protein Items

Back in stock: Organic Soy Tofu from Heiwa

Tofu is such a versatile ingredient and popular in many vegetarian dishes. Heiwa tofu is handcrafted in small batches using organic, non-GMO soybeans grown on Maine and New England farms! Great quality, great taste, and strengthens our local food system. 

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.