Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Strawberries are here! It’s the time of year many of us wait for when those delicious red berries ripen in the fields. Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls is picking them the very day they get into your box! There is a chance that if there is very bad weather this weekend, the berries could be damaged in the fields and we may not have them for your box. If that happens, you’ll be credited. Local strawberries will only last for a week or 2 more, so make sure to enjoy lots of them now!

Fresh Start Farmers are hard at work on the new land in Boscawen (pictured below).  The farmers are excited to have additional land to be growing on this season.  In addition to more growing space, the Boscawen farm has three acres of blueberry bushes. We’ll be offering pick-your-own blueberries this season and they should be ready in just 2 to 3 more weeks. We’ll be sharing more info soon!

Celebrating World Refugee Day

A high school student from Manchester, Aaron Joy, and his nonprofit, Uplift and are putting on a World Refugee Celebration at the Center for New Americans on Saturday 6/25 from 5:30 to 8pm. The event is free and there will be free food, speakers, music and other performances. The event is open to everyone!


From This Week's Bounty

Strawberries, Applecrest Farm, Hampton Falls NH

Basil, Garlic and Amaranth Greens, Isha and Sidi

Asparagus, Peachblow Farm, Charlestown NH

Scallions and Bok Choy Fadumo & Khamis

Spinach, Josephin

Garlic Scapes and Mint, Khadija

Salad Mix, Lettuce, and Swiss Chard, Asli 

Romaine Lettuce, Hajiya

Greenhouse tomatoes, Backyard Farms

Important Member Info

You should have just received an email with the subject “Time to customize your farm share.” It details the current contents of your box, which are based on the preferences you have set and what is seasonally available.

  • Monday Delivery/Pick Up: You have until midnight on Sunday to customize your box.
  • Wednesday & Thursday Delivery/Pick Up: You have until midnight Tuesday to customize your box.
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
Mondays and Wednesdays 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 
Monday 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

Polish Chilled Beet Soup (Chlodnik)
  • 1 3/4 lb red beets, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 bunch radishes grated
  • 1 small English cucumber, halved, seeded, and grated
  • 3/4 cup drained, sliced pickled beets, finely chopped, plus 1/4 cup picked beet juice
  • 3 tbsp plus 1/4 cup fresh dill leaves, chopped
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups ice
  • Plain whole-milk yogurt or sour cream to serve
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives


  1. Bring 2 quarts of water, the beets, vinegar, 2 tbsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper to a boil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Cook at a vigorous simmer until the beets are tender, 30-60 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. While the beets cook, wrap the radishes and cucumber in a kitchen towel and wring out their moisture. In a medium bowl stir them together with pickled beets, 3 tbsp dill, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. 
  3. Add half f the cooked beets to a blender, along with 1 cup of their cooking liquid, 1/2 cup of the picked beet mixture, and half of the ice. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and repeat with remaining cooked beets. 
  4. Add 1 cup of the remaining beet cooking liquid, the pickled beet juice, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Stir to combine, then taste and season with salt.
  5. Serve and garnish with a spoonful of yogurt and remaining pickled beet mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup dill, chives, and pepper. Recipe from Boston Globe

Pantry Items


Urban Farm Fermentary Apple Cider Vinegar – Portland ME

Our punchy and fortifying elixirs pack are a perfect blend for both vitality and culinary enjoyment. Each of our vinegars starts from a base of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar with added assortments of health boosting plants, roots, and herbs. Whether you’re cooking in the kitchen or just looking for a strong start to your day, our tonics are hand crafted and brewed to serve any purpose! All of our vinegars are shelf stable and contain no alcohol.

Cidah Vinegar – An organic, raw, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar made from our hard cidah with a multitude of culinary applications.

Back in stock!

Brewer’s Pita Chips – Sea Salt and Rosemary

These pita chips are made with Up-Cycled brewery grains, a valuable byproduct of the beer-making process. When making beer, brewers steep super high-quality grains, like barley, in water. They then strain this mixture, keeping the liquid to make beer, and discard the “spent” grains. Turns out, these grains are still incredibly flavorful and nutritious. Brewer’s Crackers recycle these saved grains into to reduce food waste.

Made in Somerville, MA.


Dairy Items

New flavor!

Pepper Chevre, Blue Ledge Farm

With a creamy, fresh and pillowy texture, this chevre has converted many over to goat cheese! The curds are all hand-ladled which results in the light consistency of our fresh cheeses. They all pair well with a light white wine, or a lighter beer.

At Blue Ledge Farm, sustainable practices are top priority. The goats graze and forage throughout the year and they are certified as an Animal Welfare Approved farm.

Hunca Munca, Bell & Goose Cheese

Named for the classic Beatrix Potter character in Two Bad Mice, this cheese is Bell & Goose’s take on a Jarlsberg style recipe and full of nutty swiss flavor.


Protein Items

Back in stock!

Blue Mango Veggie Burgers are handmade in Maine with just 6 ingredients: onions, black beans, Panko breadcrumbs, spinach, rice, and spices. They are soy-free and vegan.

Robie Farm Chicken – Whole, Breast, Thigh, Drumstick & wings

All-natural, 100% pasture free-ranging, growth hormone/antibiotic-free, and local chicken from Robie Farm.

Robie Farm is a small family farm owned and operated on the banks of the Connecticut River in Piermont, NH. All of their chickens are humanely raised right on their farm in movable pens on pastures (as opposed to indoor confinement).

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.