The nights are getting cold and we have had our first hard frost. Outdoor crops are dwindling, but we are still looking forward to white sweet potatoes, winter squash, carrots, daikons and some of the last of Fresh start Farm’s tomatoes this week.

We’re thankful for the partner farms we work with that help us continue to offer so many different vegetables even into November. Sunflower greens from Grateful Greens, sweet peppers from Kitchen Garden Farm, hakurei turnips from Picadilly Farm, and brussel sprouts from Warner Farm.

Back in stock are Tilsit Brickhaus and Lille Cheese from VT Farmstead, plus Short Ribs and Stew Meat from Robie Farm. The stew meat along with the white sweet potatoes are perfect to make Maafe, or groundnut stew which is a much beloved African heritage food that is common throughout West and Central Africa. Keep reading for the recipe!

The Fresh Choice Project is Underway!

Now in it’s third week, our  Fresh Choice/Healthy Corners Project is starting to catch on in the community! The six participating corner stores receive weekly deliveries of fresh produce from our food hub to sell to their customers. Any quality items that have not sold during the previous week are collected and then donated to Families In Transitions. While it takes weekly data collection and tweaking to smooth out the process, we are learning more and more each week and are very excited by the positive response from store owners, customers, and community members!

Did you know you can continue your FarmShare all winter??

Sign up for our Winter Sharewhich will start November 27th, and take advantage of the local food available throughout the winter: root vegetables, winter squashes, hydroponic greens, mushrooms, dairy, meat, pantry items and so much more! 

By signing up for a Winter FarmShare, you will be continuing to support the Fresh Start Farmers throughout the upcoming months, as well as other local farms and food vendors! You will also be supporting our important work as a food hub in improving the accessibility and affordability of fresh, local food in our New Hampshire communities.


From This Week's Bounty

Kale and Collards, Amisa

White Sweet Potatoes, Batulo

Eggplant, Khadija

Daikon Radish, Margarita

Lemongrass, Sidi and Isha

Scallions, Alice

Sweet Peppers, Asli

Garlic, Elizabeth

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

Maafe (West African Peanut Soup) is a spicy peanut stew made with beef, sweet potatoes and carrots – excellent for a one-pot meal and is delicious served with rice. This recipe is perfect if you are wondering how to use those white sweet potatoes in your share this week, grown by our Fresh Start Farmers! This recipe can also be made vegetarian by omitting the meat and increasing the veggies and spices!

Find the recipe here.


Pantry Items

Katalyst Kombucha, Greenfield MA

Katalyst Kombucha is 100% worker-owned and all of the ingredients are natural, ethically sourced, GMO-free, gluten-free, and vegan. When it comes to kombucha, Katalyst keeps things simple and lets nature work its magic – using only high-grade, fair-trade, and organic tea.

  • Berry Bliss –oodles of luscious blueberries and a kiss of zippy ginger!
  • Jasmine – This unadulterated kombucha invites you to enjoy the crisp and delicate floral notes of fermented long-stem jasmine green tea.
  • Raspberry Lime – The perfect blend of sweet and tangy. It is the classic flavor combination with the added health benefits of kombucha. 
  • Ginger Devotion -Feel the ginger zing of our flagship kombucha, packed with a spiciness that ginger fans will love, give it a try and become devoted.
New Produce Items Available this Week!
  • Sunflower Greens from Grateful Greens in Brattleboro, VT- Sunflower Greens (also known as shoots) are vital, delicious, and nutrient-dense. These greens are perfect for salads, smoothies, and garnishes as well as simply munching a bunch of them. Their taste is unique and they have a fresh, crisp bite.
  • Watermelon Radish- Did you know that watermelon radishes are an heirloom variety of the Chinese daikon radish? Don’t let their coloring fool you: while they may look like watermelon, they certainly don’t taste like it! Rather, they have a mild peppery flavor and are nice and crunchy!

Dairy Items

Vermont Farmstead Lille (Coulommiers)

Try this delicious new flavor of Vermont Farmstead Cheese which comes in 7oz wheels! Here’s some tasty cheese info from the producers themselves:

“From the northern reaches of France comes the origin of our Coulommiers-style cheese and thicker ancestor to Brie, and the name itself, Lillé. Handmade in small batches, each wheel is a slightly different weight. Aged in its own special room, and lovingly turned regularly, the delicate rind develops evenly with a white downy bloom. This decadently sumptuous soft-ripened cheese has a supple paste core enveloped by a rich creamy body and reveals a subtle mushroom nuance with notes of nut and butter. The rind gives a nice salty bite versus the delicate interior.”


Protein Items

Stew Meat from Robie Farm

Perfect for a warm bowl of all-local stew on a chilly fall night!

At Robie Farm in Piermont NH, all the beef is Humanely Raised, Growth Hormone Free, All Natural, and Locally Grown (HGAL). Their Normande, Hereford, and Angus cattle provide outstanding components of flavor and tenderness. From spring to fall, their herd of cows graze day and night on lush grass. During the winter months, they are fed hay and supplemented with protein-rich grain. 

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.