The US Secretary of Agriculture paid us a visit...

Last Thursday, June 15th, we were excited and honored to welcome US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to our Food Hub for a tour and press release. Secretary Vilsack traveled to Manchester to announce an investment from the Biden administration that will help support small and medium-sized farming ventures in more rural areas throughout New England. While the funding that NH received will go to the construction of a hydroponic greenhouse in Berlin, NH, we were very proud that Secretary Vilsack came to the food hub to learn from the Fresh Start Farmers and to get a small glimpse of the work we do. 

Fresh Start Farmers Sylvain, Amisa, and Alice showed off some of their beautiful produce and did a great job sharing about their roles as New American farmers and answering Secretary Vilsack’s questions. Our program director Sarah gave him a tour of the food hub, and ORIS executive director Mukhtar spoke to the press about our organization. It was a huge team effort to make it all happen! You can read more about the Secretary’s announcement in The Boston GlobeThe Concord Monitor, or NHPR


From This Week's Bounty

Celery and Spinach, Sidi & Isha

Arugula and Salad Mix, Sylvain

Sage and Swiss Chard, Asli

Garlic Scapes and Bok Choy, Khadija

Carrot Bunches, Kitchen Garden Farm

Rainbow Swiss Chard and Kale, Abenaki Springs Farm

Strawberries, Warner Farm

Cherry Tomatoes, Allen Bros Farm

Important Member Info

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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 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.

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 milk, 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 milk, 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 milk, meat, or frozen products will be in a cooler. 

Please return boxes & insulated liners!

of the Week

Creamed Chard and Spring Onions

This is a delicious, satisfying twist on creamed spinach that you can make as a side dish or to top pasta! Simple ingredients are transformed into a yummy, feel-good meal. 


Pantry Items

New Products!
  • Beet and Carrot Veggie Dip from Harvest Maine- Harvest Maine seeks to create greater opportunities for hard working farmers and also address some of the food waste that is cutting into the efficiency of our food system by using blemished, misshapen, and unwanted vegetables to make delicious veggie spreads. This veggie dip is made from organic beets and carrots, white beans, sesame tahini, lemon juice, canola oil, E.V. olive oil, garlic, cider vinegar, hickory extract, salt.
  • BBQ Aioli from Terra Cotta Pasta Co– A great addition to meats, sandwiches, or use it as a dip for veggies, this aioli is versatile and yummy. Great for summer barbeques. 
Sweet Treats
  • Moonlight in VT Chocolate Bars  – Did you know we stock these delicious chocolate bars from Sweet on Vermont Chocolate Company? Try from flavors like milk chocolate cappuccino crunch, dark chocolate with roasted almonds, and milk chocolate with crispy rice!

Dairy Items

Little Hosmer from Jasper Hill Farm

Little Hosmer is an approachable and nuanced soft ripened cheese. Beneath its thin, bloomy-rind lies a gooey, milky core showing a complex array of flavors at peak ripeness: cauliflower, crème fraiche, and toasted nuts. A bright, clean finish with a hint of white mushroom aroma follows the rich flavors of the paste.

“Jasper Hill’s mission is to make the highest possible quality products in a way that supports Vermont’s working landscape. We are driven to be the standard bearer of quality and innovation in the artisan cheese industry while promoting our regional taste of place.”


Protein Items

Dried Black Beans from VT Bean Crafters 

VT Bean Crafters clean, bag, and market dry beans from around the Northeast and the country, and use these same beans in the value-added products they offer. They  work with established growers, and budding ones, to create a more robust and diversified agricultural system. 

Add these dried black beans to your pantry today!

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.