In late August, farmers start to feel the effects of the season. Peak summer means many exhausting weeks on a hot dry farm with long days and big harvests. Battling weeds and pests can feel like a losing battle. At this time in the season, connection to the individuals eating and enjoying the food the farmers grow provides a much-needed boost in energy and focus.
If you would like to share your appreciation with your Fresh Start farmers, share a photo of meals you cook with your vegetables and your words of appreciation on Facebook or Instagram (don’t forget to tag us!) or send an email to [email protected]. The farmer love to hear from you!
Here is Prem with some amazingly large cabbage and Asli with her first harvest of tomatoes!
Don't forget your cooler!
Don't forget to put your coolers out for home delivery! Please make sure it is of sufficient size to fit your share. Even an hour in the heat will compromise the quality of your veggies.
Dunbarton Farm Solar Project
A solar array is in progress on the Dunbarton farm! The energy produced by the solar panels will provide power for the farms, the Food Hub, and Fresh Start Farmers’ homes!
In the next few weeks, tree clearing and site work will start. Following a ground survey in mid-September, the Revision Energy Foundation team will be on-site to start driving the earth screws for the solar racking. Through October, a commercial electrical contractor will start working on building the array. Once Eversource installs transformers and brings the panels onto the grid, the power will be ready to use!
From This Week's Bounty
Blueberries, Fresh Start Farms
Peaches, Plums & Nectarines, Sunnycrest Farm
Greenhouse Tomatoes, Asli
Arugula, Sidi and Isha
Green Peppers, Harimaya
Green Beans, Margarita
Important Member Info
Your Harvie Dashboard:
Pick Up & Delivery Info
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!
of the Week
Tossed here with hearty breaded and roasted eggplant, fresh mint, tangy feta, fresh corn is one of the great joys of late summer. (In fact, the sweetest corn of the year comes in late August and early September). This makes for a quick and satisfying dinner, find the recipe here!
Kitchen Garden Farm Roasted Chili Salsa
Roasted Chili Salsa is handcrafted from organic tomatoes, onions and chilies grown on our family farm in Sunderland, MA. We fire-roast the ingredients in small batches for a subtle smokiness and spicy heat. Certified organic!
Smith’s FarmStead Baby Swiss
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!
Ground Beef, Robie Farm
Humanely Raised, Growth Hormone Free, All Natural, and Locally Grown. From spring to fall the herd of Normande and Jersey cows graze day and night on lush grass. During the winter months they are fed hay and are supplemented with protein rich grain.
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!