November is almost here! We have a had a full and eventful October, and while Fresh Start Farmers are starting to wind things down for the season, there are plenty of projects at the Food Hub keeping us busy, like the Fresh Choice Manchester project and Farm to School Program. We thank you for all of your support, which helps us to strengthen our food-access work in the community.

Climate Smart Agriculture Event

We are happy to report that there was an amazing turnout at the Climate-Smart Farming event last Thursday! People from all over New Hampshire–and even the country!–came to share knowledge and ideas about sustainable farming techniques, and to hear the experiences of farmers of color. Many of our Fresh Start Farmers were in attendance and shared their stories. Batulo even catered lunch with an enormous spread of delicious Somalian food, and Hari and Chris provided amazing entertainment. It was a wonderful community-building event. Thanks to everyone who supported and participated in this event!

Local Thanksgiving Pies & Rolls from Crust & Crumb

We will be offering Shaker squash rolls and a selection of Thanksgiving pies from The Crust & Crumb Bakery! Place your orders in Harvie by Friday, November 11th, and your products will be delivered the following week on your normal Share delivery date. Flavors of pie include Apple Streusel and Forest Berry. Get a head-start on your Thanksgiving menu today!

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 Celery, Fadumo and Khamis

Radishes, Khadija

Lettuce and Cilantro, Sidi & Isha

Carrots, Elizabeth

Yukon Gold Potatoes and Butternut Squash, Asli

Mixed Eggplant and Beets, Isha & Sidi

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

This luscious squash-studded bread pudding is the ideal accompaniment to roasted meats and birds, or cut it into large squares and serve as a main course with a green salad on the side! 

Find the recipe here

Pork Chops with Three Apple Slaw

Try this zippy version of coleslaw, which swaps the cabbage for a mix of sweet and tart apples—Gala, Honeycrisp, and Granny Smith—and then is tossed with a creamy, Tabasco-laced dressing! Tastes great alongside these skillet-seared porkchops. 

Get the recipe from Food & Wine here. 


Pantry Items

*New* from Shri Bark Bars!
  • Salted Caramel Apple Bars– Try Shri Bark’s oat + seed + fruit squares, now in salted caramel apple flavor! Organic, gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free, vegan, and allergen-safe–it checks all of the boxes!
  • Oat + Seed + Fruit Cranberry Spice Round- Chocked full of yummy ingredients like whole grain oats, sunflower seeds, chocolate chips, cranberries, raisins, molasses and cinnamon, these rounds are great for a snack or on a hike for a boost of energy. 
Produce Items from Picadilly Farm!
  • Bok Choy- Switch things up with bok choy! Add it to a stir-fry for some delicious greens or just sauté it up with some fresh garlic and ginger!
  • Hakurei Turnip- Like all turnips, the Hakurei, or Tokyo, turnip is a member of the Brassica family. This Japanese variety is sometimes referred to as a salad turnip, due to its crisp, delicious raw flavor.  Unlike other turnip varieties, hakurei do not need to be cooked.  They have an even-textured density and the flavor pairs well with a variety of different food items.  Eat them raw (just whole, or chopped/grated in salads), make a quick pickle, or cook with their greens to enhance their natural sweetness. (Tufts New Entry Sustainable Farming Project)

Dairy Items

Maplebrook Farm Whole Milk Feta

This whole-milk feta is crafted in small batches. The 100% Vermont cow milk brings a bold creamy flavor to this cheese. The sweet flavor and smooth texture accompanied by the salty brine will have cheese critics craving more. Great for crumbling on salads, topping on burgers, or antipasti!


Protein Items

Chicken Drumsticks from Robie Farm

Don’t want to fuss with an entire turkey for Thanksgiving? No worries! Try some Robie Farm chicken drumsticks to switch things up.

At Robie Farm in Piermont NH, the chickens are All Natural 100% Free-Ranging Pasture (grass and feed fed) which are humanely raised. The specialized technique is to raise poultry in movable structures from May through October in a pasture as opposed to indoor confinement. The result is meat that is high in quality and soft, tender, and flavorful! Pastured birds eat grasses and legumes that contain Vitamin A and omega-3 fatty acids, nutrients that are known to reduce cholesterol. 

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.