September is Here!

Summer is winding down and the autumnal equinox is right around the corner; yet it is still a busy time here at Fresh Start Farms. We are grateful for another bountiful harvest this week, including tomatoes, squashes, peppers, potatoes, and even watermelon! 

Sometimes our harvest is so bountiful that we have leftovers; when this happens, we donate as much as we can to local organizations, such as Families in Transition and Helping Hands. Donation Shares help to cover the costs of this food that ends up being donated, while also providing fresh, local vegetables to low-income individuals in neighboring communities. Thank you for your support!

Updates from ORIS's Farm to School Program!

As part of the USDA-funded “Farm Fresh Fridays” pilot, students from select schools in Manchester and Nashua have had the opportunity to help farmers and community gardeners start vegetables that have been grown, harvested and processed into pizza ingredients. 

This week, we brought the first round of plum tomatoes (over 400lbs!) to processor Genuine Local to be made into pizza sauce. Soon the students will have a chance to eat the fresh, local pizza that they helped create!


From This Week's Bounty

Green Beans & Scallions, Mukamujeni

Red Cabbage & Cilantro, Batulo

Sweet Peppers, Hajiya

Carrot Bunches, Margarita

Potatoes, Fadumo & Khamis

Butternut & Delicata Squash, Isha and Sidi

Greenhouse & Cherry Tomatoes, Isho

Watermelon & Cantaloupe, Asli

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!

of the Week

Want to know how to use up those last peaches of summer? Have a bit of a sweet tooth? Then try out this delicious crisp featuring a pecan-streusel topping. You can’t go wrong with Sally’s Baking Addiction! Find the recipe here.


Pantry Items

New Products: Cold Brew Coffee and ‘Crankin’ Country’ Breakfast Sausage!
  • Classic Cold Brew Coffee  from Abracadabra Coffee– VT-based seasonally-sourced, single-origin coffee company, bringing you an exciting cold brew with notes of nectarine, milk chocolate, and toffee.
  • Crankin’ Country Breakfast Sausage from Robie Farm– Ground beef, pork, and veal make a great trio in this delicious sausage.
Fall is here-get your fill of fresh apples and sweet cider!

Now available:

  • Sweet apple cider from Champlain Orchards: freshly-pressed and no preservatives!
  • Zestar apples

Dairy Items

NEW PRODUCT from Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company

A little bit of cheese history, straight from the producer:

In old world Prussia, Danish immigrants were attempting to produce a cheese from their homeland, but a change in cultures and humidity resulted in a more full-flavored cheese. They then dubbed it after their new home, Tilsit. Our 5 lb. loaf format and Danish ancestry inspired the name BrickHaus.
Our BrickHaus Tilsit is a medium firm cheese with a smooth texture, a distant relative of the Havarti family, and is rich with buttery and fruity notes. It is also a terrific melter. (Think grilled sandwiches, pastas, and atop of soups.)

Protein Items

Vermont Bean Crafters Falafel Burgers

These yummy falafel burgers are full of highly nutritious sprouted chickpeas, plus delicious Middle Eastern spices like cumin and coriander. Spice up your weekday meals with this quick and delicious vegetarian alternative–Go plant protein!

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.