Reflections & Exciting Events

Greetings from Fresh Start Farms! The October foliage gets brighter and brighter every day, and the palette of fall seems to be setting in. The Concord farm may look a little less green these days, but as you can see there is still plenty of color. Farmer Josephin shared some thoughts about her experience this summer season, explaining that the long cold of winter delayed their planting, so their crops peaked somewhat late.  This made it challenging to bring in profit at their markets. However, she was proud of the quality of the veggies and is hoping that the upcoming winter won’t be quite as long. Thanks for all of your hard work, Josephin, and all of our NASAP farmers!

We are looking forward to the upcoming long-weekend, and we thank you for your patience next week with the schedule changes (see info below). Did you know that we live on territory of the Pennacook Abenaki? Let’s honor this land on Monday and take a moment to learn more about Indigenous communities in our country. Native Land, a Canadian non-profit, strives to map Indigenous territories, lands, and languages–check out their website here.

UPCOMING EVENT: Climate Smart Farming Tour and Discussion--October 20th, 10am-2pm

Please join us on October 20th from 10 am – 2 pm at our new farm site in Concord for a Climate-Smart
Farming Practices Tour and Discussion with New England Farmers of Color.  Expand
your knowledge of climate-smart farming techniques and network with producers
who are implementing soil health practices, cover crops, water catchment and
conservation systems, weed management and more.  Attendees will receive a tour of the
farm, meet with farmers, learn about conservation practices, share a meal, and engage
in discussion about the opportunities and benefits of climate-smart agriculture to a
resilient local and regional food system. This event is free but donations are suggested for lunch. We hope to see you there!
Register for the event here. Donate to ORIS here.

From This Week's Bounty

Carrots and Cilantro, Sidi & Isha

Beets, Asli

Celery and Cherry Tomatoes, Hajiya

Onions and Delicata Squash, Isho

Oregano and Leeks, Sylvain

Scallions, Cecilia

Potatoes and Swiss Chard, Alice

Eggplant, Khadija

*Indigenous Peoples Day Schedule Changes*

Monday Members: There will be NO farm share 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

Here’s a great way to use those spaghetti squashes! Roast them whole and then combine the squash “noodles” with delicious ingredients like bacon, peas, parmesan and eggs. Check out the recipe here


Pantry Items

Have you tried these prepared items?
  • Sherpa Food’s Momos- Momos are the Nepalese version of dumplings. They are thickly wrapped in flour dough with flavorful fillings of minced meats and vegetables served steamed or fried. Momos are comfort food made during special gatherings for guests. Try all of the flavors: pork, beef, chicken, or vegetable (also vegan)
  • Vermont Bean Crafter’s Plant-Based Products- All flavors are made with organic ingredients and transformed in delicious, environment-conscious items. Varieties include black bean burgers, harvest veggie burgers, and falafel burgers and fritters.
Exciting Pantry Products!
  • More Moonlight in Vermont Chocolate Bars! Try both delicious flavors: Dark Chocolate with Roasted Almonds and Milk Chocolate with Crispy Rice. 
  •  *NEW* size: 16oz Terra Nova Big Dipper Coffee- try this signature blend of light and dark roasts from Africa, Indonesia, Central and South America. Deep and complex, with notes of cane sugar, graham cracker, and clove! 100% USDA organic, responsibly sourced, and small-batch roasted in Keene, New Hampshire.

Dairy Items

Smith’s Country Cheese Sticks

Need a grab-n-go snack? Smith’s Country Cheese makes individual cheese sticks that come in four flavors: plain, chive, chili, and smoked.

Here’s what the producers have to say about their product: 

Our farmstead cheese sticks are packed with fun, flavor, and nutrition for the whole family!  We made these cheese sticks because we were sick of buying our kids the fake, less nutritious sticks at the grocery store. Our sticks are made with our farm’s raw milk because we believe in its amazing health benefits. We send EVERY batch of cheese to a food safety lab to test for pathogens before selling it so you can rest assured that your family is eating safe, delicious cheese.




Protein Items

Red’s Best Pollock

Pollock is a member of the cod family with a very mild, delicate flavor. Try adding it to your weekly menu! Did you know that Red’s Best web-based software collects traceability data for all catches and generates unique web addresses?
You can scan the QR code that came along with your fish to access related info about fisherman, species, vessel,
gear type, and port of origin! Now that’s what I call knowing your food!

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.