Celebrate the Autumnal Equinox

Happy equinox week! This coming Thursday (9/22) marks the official beginning of fall, when the length of the day and the night is equal; hence the term, equinox. In our busy, fast-paced lives, it is easy to overlook these signs of nature that tell us the seasons are changing. Our farmers are certainly noticing the changes, but are continuing to work hard in providing food for our communities. Let’s take a moment on Thursday to celebrate this time and be grateful for the full summer we have had. 

There is still much to come! As you can see below, our van continues to be very full on Monday pick-ups from the Umoja farmers in Concord, and from Friday drop-offs from our Dunbarton farmers. We have baby onions, leafy greens, beets, many varieties of delicious winter squashes, and more! 

In other news: Our refrigerated van is back up and running!

We are also celebrating the fact that after a very long wait, our NEW refrigerated van is on line and helping us to deliver you quality food each week (Promaster-image on the right). We are very grateful for the NH Community Loan Fund that enabled us to purchase the van last November. With lags in supply chains, it has finally just arrived! Our older van, the Transit (image on the left), helped us for a few months but broke down for good in July which has added many challenges to our day-to-day supply operations at the Hub; we have spent many hours at U-Haul… so we are very glad to have it here at the hub and ready to go!


From This Week's Bounty

Eggplant, Khadija

Scallions, Mukamujeni

Arugula, Josephin

Celery and Potatoes, Godance

Green Cabbage, Hajiya

Sweet Dumpling & Acorn Squash, Asli

Butternut Squash and Zucchini, Isha and Sidi

Kale and Collard Greens, Fadumo and Khamis

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

Try out Minimalist Baker’s Creamy Curried Butternut Squash Soup, infused with coconut milk and yellow curry powder. A savory, simple soup that’s perfect for the fall and winter months. Find the recipe here


Pantry Items

Get Excited for Fall Flavors!
  • New Flavor: Pumpkin Gingerbread Granola from Maple Nut Kitchen– With crystallized ginger, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves, this granola mix is sure to satisfy your fall-flavor cravings!
  • Apple Pie Spice Mix from NH Herb & Spice Co.– Great to have on hand for quick and easy baking!
Apples from Sunnycrest Farm and plenty of Cider!
  • Sweet apple cider from Champlain Orchards: freshly-pressed and no preservatives!
  • Try out some new varieties of apples this season! We have Ginger Gold, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, and Zestar!

Dairy Items

Maple Chevre from Blue Ledge Farm

Try out this variety of smooth and creamy goat’s milk chevre, produced by Blue Ledge Farm! Plain savory goat cheese + sweet Vermont Maple Syrup = the best of Vermont in one cup! Makes a decadent spread for crackers, toast, or the center of a fruit plate.


Protein Items

Red Wine and Garlic Salami from VT Salumi 

Want to try another delicious product from VT Salumi? Check out this slow-cured salami: simply seasoned with cracked pepper, red wine and garlic, this salami is round, earthy and studded with buttery, melt-in-your-mouth fat. And the pork is raised without antibiotics! Bring it on a picnic or even a hike for a hearty snack, or feature it on a charcuterie board for that date night or dinner party!

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.