Opportunities to Grow
Autumn is here, school is well underway, and the routines of our lives keep us moving at a pretty fast pace. Sometimes it can be hard to find excitement in our day-to-day tasks; but our environment changes all around us, all the time, offering up opportunities to grow. Lots of things are growing here at Fresh Start Farms, and it’s not just the amazing fruits and veggies: eight new greenhouses are under construction at the NEW Concord farm site on Silk Farm Road! We are very excited for our Umoja Farmers to move there next season.
We are appreciative of our farmers for braving the rainy weather as of late–we are glad for the rain but it sure makes harvesting more challenging. But, there are still plenty of vegetables growing! Winter squashes, peppers, superfood greens, carrots…lots of things to stock up on as the weather gets a little cooler.
Healthy Corners Initiative to Launch this Week
Our Fresh Start Farms Food Hub and the Manchester Department of Health (MHD) are collaborating to implement the Healthy Corners Program to expand healthy food access in Manchester. Many areas of Manchester do not have adequate access to supermarkets or are considered food deserts. Therefore, the aim of the Healthy Corners Program is to increase the availability of fresh, healthy food at corner stores by providing marketing, technical, and logistical support to make selling fresh food both feasible and profitable. Six corner stores have been selected to participate in the first cohort: these stores will be able to order fresh food at wholesale prices from the Fresh Start Farms Food Hub on a weekly basis, as well as receive free marketing, necessary equipment to sell these items, and further assistance. Stay tuned in the weeks to come for more updates on this program.
From This Week's Bounty
Brussels Sprouts, Sylvain
Kale and Lunchbox Peppers, Batulo
Eggplant and Delicata Squash, Khadija
Green Beans, Hajiya
Colored Peppers and Superfood Greens, Isha & Sidi
Potatoes and Acorn Squash, Asli
Collard Greens, Fadumo & Khamis
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
Didn’t think you could put squash in tacos? Why not?! With a sweet flavor and rich texture, delicata squash will take your tacos to the next level! Roasted in a yummy chili spice and mixed with black beans and other delicious ingredients, this recipe is sure to spice up your week.
Have you tried these pantry items?
- Berkshire Bark Chocolate: “For the Birds”– Belgian dark chocolate with flax seeds, sunflower seeds, puffed quinoa, fruit juice-sweetened cranberries, blueberries, and sea salt! Crafted in the Berkshires of Massachusetts using all-natural, non-GMO ingredients.
- Vermont Maple Dijon Dressing from Eco Bean– Use it on your salads, as marinades for chicken or pork, or even as a dipping sauce! Both delicious and versatile, it boasts simple, all-natural ingredients.
Pumpkins are Here!
- We will have eating-pumpkins ready for you to add to your shares this week–you can get a head start on your pumpkin pie recipes!
- Apple season is underway! We have early varieties like McIntosh and Honeycrisp from Sunnycrest Farm.
Green Mountain Greek Yogurt
Green Mountain Creamery Greek Plain Nonfat yogurt is made the way it should be. Each spoonful is a delicious treat with live active cultures and no artificial flavors or preservatives. Only rBST-free Grade A milk is used, and all products are naturally gluten-free.
Great for breakfast bowls, smoothies, weekday snacks, or add it in to both baking and cooking recipes for delicious flavor and added moisture.
Organic Soy Tofu from Heiwa
Heiwa Tofu is a small family business in beautiful Rockport, Maine, committed to creating pure and wholesome foods that are good to share with the community. Their tofu is handcrafted in small batches using organic, non-GMO soybeans grown on Maine and New England farms.
Crumble it up and bake it in the oven with your favorite taco seasoning to create vegetarian tacos, or marinate it in soy sauce and honey for a delicious tofu stir-fry. Or invent your own tofu recipe!
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!