Welcome to the Summer FarmShare!
Welcome to week 1 of your Summer FarmShare! As a Fresh Start FarmShare member, you are supporting new American farmers’ businesses, investing in the local food system, and contributing to Fresh Start’s efforts to ensure everyone has access to fresh and healthy food. Thank you.
You should have just received an email with the subject “Time to customize your farm share.” It details the current contents of your box, which are based on the preferences you have set and what is seasonally available.
- 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.
There are lots of delicious local foods to choose from this week! Learn more about customization here. If you have any questions, please reach out to us by replying to your emails, or directly at [email protected] or 603 606 2663.
Please note that Harvie is the online platform we use to manage the FarmShare, but they are not affiliated with Fresh Start Farms. The Harvie team helps with customer support/member issues, particularly on the weekends when we aren’t open. Any questions you send to Harvie will be forwarded to us, but also please feel free to reach out directly to Fresh Start staff.
If you're new here, Welcome!
Fresh Start Farms is a collective brand for immigrant and refugee farmers growing food in central NH through a program of the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS). Forty-eight farmers grow on 22 acres across 5 farm sites in Concord, Dunbarton, Boscawen, and Chichester. Twenty-seven farmers participate in markets and 21 are community gardeners and grow only for themselves and family. Meet your farmers here.
In 2020 Fresh Start Farms opened the Food Hub in Manchester. In addition to the FarmShare, a number of programs operate out of the Hub and you’ll hear more about each of them throughout the season.
Mobile Market – a farm stand on wheels that delivers fresh food directly to neighborhoods that need it! Check out the season’s schedule here.
Fresh Start Market – located in Manchester the market serves as an access point for healthy food in the Center City neighborhood. Plus, it’s Manchester’s only Double Up Food Bucks market which means that all fruits and veggies are half price for shoppers with SNAP/EBT.
Healthy Corners – together with the Manchester Health Department, this initiative is bringing fresh fruits and vegetables to corner and convenient stores throughout the city to strengthen and expand food access.
Farm to School – “Farm Fresh Fridays” pilot project has students help farmers and community gardeners start vegetables that will be grown, harvest, and processed into pizzas that the students will enjoy.
From This Week's Bounty
Spinach, Salad Mix, Arugula, Lettuce, and Cilantro Asli
Bok Choy, Superfood Mix, Mint, Isho
Superfood Braising Mix, Fadumo and Khamis
Mixed Chef’s Mushrooms, Dunk’s Mushrooms, Brentwood, NH
Organic Chioggia Beets & Parsnips, Deep Root Organics, Johnson, VT
Greenleaf Lettuce, Heron Pond Farm
Important Member Info
Your Harvie Dashboard:
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
Homemade pizza dough topped with herbs, basil pesto, and thinly sliced potatoes, then baked until the crust is golden and perfect. As soon as the pizza comes out of the oven, top it with fresh burrata cheese and a simple herby, lemony arugula. Every last bite of this pizza is delicious and super fresh. It’s cheesy, but veggie-filled too.
We’ve got the potatoes, arugula and burrata for this delicious pizza. Plus, we’ve got ready-made pizza dough — Neopolitan Pizza Dough from the Bread Shed!
Hand Rolled Four-Cheese Manicotti, Valicenti Pasta Farm
Perfect for a delicious quick meal! This manicotti is sold 4 to a container (feeds approximately 2 people) and sold frozen. Ingredients: Ricotta cheese, Grana Padano Cheese, Pecorino Romano cheese, Mozzarella, Parsley, eggs, fresh garlic, sea salt, white pepper, and our fresh pasta sheets (Hard Durham Semolina, egg, water & sea salt).
Valicenti Pasta Farm, located in Hollis, NH, makes small-batch pasta from organic ingredients they grow on their 10-acres or sourced from other local, small, and like-minded organic practicing farms, dairies, and producers.
Dark Chocolate Cherry Bar, Shri Bark- Pawtucket RI
Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, made in a nut-free facility, and with organic ingredients. A delicious oat, seed, and fruit granola bar!
Plus, these snacks have a special purpose. They fund Shri Bark’s operations of yoga outreach programs for free in schools, centers for veterans, shelters, hospitals, recovery centers, agencies for adults with disabilities, senior centers, and more.
Baby Swiss, Smith’s Farmstead
Smooth, creamy, buttery and mild–this baby swiss is a great addition to a cheese board, sliced and melted on your favorite sandwich, or paired with your favorite cracker!
All of Smith’s cheeses are made fresh on the farm with rich milk directly from 200 dairy cows at their farm in Winchendon, MA.
Burrata, Maplebrook Farm
Burrata cream-filled mozzarella is a mild hand-pulled mozzarella with a rich creamy texture filled with strands of fresh mozzarella and cream. Maplebrook Farm produces this authentic handmade product made the old-world way in the mountains of Vermont. Try it with sliced tomato & fresh basil!
NY Strip Steak, Big Picture Beef
100% Grass-fed NY Strip Steaks. 5oz. Frozen.
Big Picture Beef in Hardwick MA uses only 100% Northeast beef, with regenerative farming methods that build soil health, increase biodiversity, and protect against droughts, floods, and climate change.
Mockingbird Nuggets, VT Bean Crafters
Vegan nuggets made from 87% local ingredients. Ingredients: White Beans, Masa (corn, water, lime), salt, sunflower oil, cornmeal
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!