The middle of August is a great time for fruit in NH! This week we have lots and lots of plums, nectarines, and peaches from Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry plus the blueberries from the Boscawen farm keep coming!

This week, 2 for $2 on summer squash and zucchini! Time to make your favorite squash recipes and freeze some for winter. 

Try out some new local products this week. Whole Milk Smoked Feta Cheese from Maplebrook Farm and Popzup Popcorn

Fresh Start Farms in the News!

Last week, NHPR featured the Mobile Market:

“Every other week, Molly Stark brings a van filled with berries, corn and so much more to neighborhoods across Manchester that would otherwise have little access to locally grown produce. Being consistent, Stark says, is key.

“I’ve been at every stop and I have developed relationships with a lot of my customers,” Stark said. “You know what they’re going to want. This particular lady loves garlic scapes, [so we offer] a few extra just so she has them.”

This “farm stand on wheels,” run by the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, launched in Manchester in 2019 and has since grown to include stops in Nashua and Concord. But it’s playing an especially critical role this year in the Queen City, where — unlike many other New Hampshire communities — there isn’t a traditional summer farmers’ market.

Some of the produce offered at the mobile market comes directly from Fresh Start Farms, an initiative run by ORIS that gives immigrants and refugees a chance to advance their farming skills while producing healthy food for local communities. There’s also food from other local producers, too.” Keep reading here!

Pop Up Farmers Markets in Manchester!

Manchester Grows and Neighborworks pop-up markets started last week! There are still 2 more markets to attend — August 25th and September 8th 4pm to 7pm around Hope Tabernacle and Fresh Start Food Hub on Spruce St. 

Fresh Start Farmers will be selling their veggies along with other vendors. Plus music, free dinner at the church from 6pm and 7pm and special food at Don Quijotes Restaurant across the street. See you there!

Highlights

From This Week's Bounty

Blueberries, Fresh Start Farms

Peaches, Plums & Nectarines, Sunnycrest Farm

Greenhouse Tomatoes, Asli

Carrots, Khadija

Arugula, Sidi and Isha

Green Peppers, Harimaya

Eggplant, Josephin

Green Beans, Margarita

Scallions, Mukamujeni

Lettuce, Sylvain

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
Monday and Wednesday 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 
Mondays 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!
Recipes

of the Week

An easy and delicious way to combine green onions, potatoes, and summer squash! Perfect served right from the oven with a green or tomato salad.

This torte can easily be made ahead and reheated as you need it for guests.

This torte is perfectly seasoned and lets the simple ingredients shine through! 

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Pantry Items

New Producer!

Popzup Popcorn! 

Delicious, healthy & non-GMO. Made in Dover NH, from locally sourced ingredients like kernels & butter right from the farm. Four flavors to choose from:

Cheesie Herbie Popcorn – Nacho cheese-like taste. Better for you ingredients. Plus it’s vegan!

Maple Cinnamon Toast Popcorn  – made with Real VT maple sugar, turmeric, sea salt, and cinnamon. Vegan.

Cheddar Head – real cheddar cheese and sea salt

Butter Me Up – pure sweet cream butter, turmeric, and sea salt

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Dairy Items

New!

Smoked Feta, Maplebrook Farm

Maplebrook Farm has taken their tried and true whole milk feta and added the subtle smoky flavor of our cherrywood chips. Behold! Cheese bliss. Starting with fresh 100% Vermont whole milk, they create creamy wheels of feta, add a bit of sea salt, and then create a delicate skin of smokiness; a perfect addition to your cheeseboard. It slices wonderfully, melts beautifully, and even crumbles well for a new spin on your favorite salad topping.

 

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Protein Items

Pinto & Jacob’s Cattle Beans, Vermont Bean Crafters

Pinto Beans are classic beans for refried beans, the beautiful darker brown speckles on these oblong beans fade when cooked and become a creamy filling dream bean that takes on flavor extremely well.

Jacob’s Cattle Beans are one of the traditional baking beans of New England. It is a plump, white and red speckled, kidney-shaped bean with vivid maroon splashes. It is full-flavored, holds its shape under long cooking, and stands up well to plenty of seasoning.

Thank you & we'll see you soon!

Questions?
Email us at fa[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.