Happy October!

Greetings from all of us here at Fresh Start Farms, and happy October! With the cooler temperatures and turning of the leaves, Mother Nature dictates that we start to plan for the winter (however reluctant we may be to do so!)… but planning can be very exciting. We are energized by the projects we will be working on this fall and winter, including the Healthy Corners Initiative, Farm to School Pizza Project, and continuing our farmshare and wholesale activities. We are also looking ahead to Indigenous Peoples Day on October 10th–read below for the schedule changes during that holiday week. 

In other news, have you read about Batulo’s participation in the Concord Multicultural Festival? Batulo is part of the Umoja Farmers group and has participated in the Concord Multicultural festival for several years now, sharing her famous meat pies so that people can get at taste of her Somali culture. We are so happy for her, and grateful for the work that she–and all of the other farmers–do to provide for the community.  Read the full article from the Concord Monitor here. (See photos below of Batulo and four of her twelve children)

Check out the progress on the greenhouses at the new Concord Farm site!

Progress is being made on the greenhouses at the new Concord farm site off of Silk Farm Road! (see  above) Our NASAP Farm Manager Jed, volunteer Emma, as well as the farmers themselves (and their families!) can be found busy at work building these greenhouses–rain or shine. There will also be some new neighbors soon: a herd of cows from Miles Smith Farm will be moving in for the fall and winter! They will help to create a more well-rounded, nutrient-rich ecosystem–yay for cow friends!


From This Week's Bounty

Yukon Gold Potatoes and Butternut Squash, Godance

Scallions, Mukamujeni

Sweet Dumpling Squash, Margarita

Swiss Chard, Elizabeth

Oregano and Leeks, Sylvain

Colored Peppers, Hajiya

Carrots and Dill, Isha and Sidi

Beets and Celery, Fadumo and Khamis

*Indigenous Peoples Day Schedule Changes*

Monday Members: There will be NO FarmShare delivery on Monday, October 10th. Your share will instead be delivered on Wednesday, October 12th. You’re receiving your customization email today and you will have until Sunday at midnight to make swaps and additions.

Wednesday Members: You are receiving your share as normal on Wednesday, October 12th. You are however receiving your customization email today, and you will have until Sunday at midnight to make swaps and additions.

During the holiday week, you may see some substitutions in your FarmShare since the amounts of crops available will be estimated on Friday and might be off a bit by the harvest on Tuesday. We appreciate your flexibility and understandings

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

Wondering  how to make beets a little more exciting? Here are two yummy recipes to try:  Start out by topping a delicious goat cheese and walnut salad with beets! Find the recipe here


Beet and Carrot Latkes

Next, try out this twist on latkes! With both carrots and beets, this recipe adds both flavor and color to a beloved dish. Find the recipe from the Food Network here


Pantry Items

New Flavors and Produce!
  • New Flavor: Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing from Eco Bean– Shake things up with this yummy salad dressing, or try it as a marinade! Full of herbs and spices like cilantro, cumin, and coriander, this product is certified organic and created in Burlington, Vermont. 
  • Tatsoi– we will soon have tatsoi for you to add to your farmshare orders! This close relative of bok choy is a great addition to stir-frys, salads, and more! 
Restocking Apple Cider and Romaine Lettuce!
  • Organic romaine lettuce from Harlow farms will be available for your shares!
  • We are restocking our shelves with sweet apple cider from Champlain Orchards: freshly-pressed and no preservatives. Try it hot to warm you up on those cool fall days. 

Dairy Items

Vermont Cheddar from 5 Generations Creamery

5 Generation cheeses are handmade in small batches right on the farm in their state-of-the-art creamery in West Glover, Vermont. All of their cheeses are made only with milk from their own cows just next door – you can’t get any fresher or more wholesome! Try the sharp variety for something bright, bold and tangy, or go for the mild variety which is perfect for melting on sandwiches and snacking!


Protein Items

Chicken from Robie Farms

Choose from a selection of bone-in chicken breasts, thighs, drumsticks, wings, and even whole birds. Robie Farm’s pastured poultry chickens are raised right on the farm in Piermont, NH. They are All Natural 100% Free-Ranging Pasture (grass and feed fed) which are humanely raised. Try some today and support a local farm!


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.