Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Happy 4th of July weekend! The beginning of July brings lots of new crops with it. Sugar snap peas, basil, and the first flushes of zucchini and summer squash are here. Picking peas is labor-intensive, thanks to Warner Farm, Sylvain, Fadumo and Khamis for bringing in lots of these crunchy, sweet delicious summer treats this week.

We are definitely in the green bounty of early summer and the kale, chard, collards, and lettuce are begging to be picked every week. Get excited about raspberries from Fadumo and Khamis!

4th of July Schedule Changes

Monday Members: There will be no FarmShare delivery on Monday, July 4th. Your share will instead be delivered on Wednesday, July 6th. 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, July 6th. 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 understanding!

Josephin and Hari at the Concord Farmers Market!

From This Week's Bounty

Raspberries, Fadumo and Khamis

Sugar Snap Peas, Warner Far

Kale, Amaranth, and Spinach, Isha and Sidi 

Summer Squash and Zucchini, Alice

Lettuce and Bok Choy, Batulo

Salad Mix, Chives, and Mint, Sylvain

Bunched Beets and Scapes, Isho

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
Wednesday 7/6 10am 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 
Wednesday 7/6 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

Kale yeah!

Kale is an extremely nutrient-dense vegetable and is rich in Vitamins A, K, C, Manganese, Calcium, Potassium, and Magnesium. The health benefits are numerous and include supporting eye and bone health, building strong immune systems,  and protecting against heart disease.

Kale is a member of the cabbage family and can be eaten raw or cooked. Try out kale as a snack in kale chips, in a smoothie, raw in a salad like Kale Caesar Salad, made into pesto, or sauteed with pasta! You can use kale just like you would any other dark leafy greens like spinach. Get creative and enjoy this abundant green! 


Pantry Items


ecobean Organic Salad Dressing & Marinades!

ecobean, located in South Burlington, VT, makes their dressings with the cleanest sourced ingredients available and every bottle is vegan, organic, and gluten-free.  Enjoy these dressings on salads, as a marinade for seafood, meat and veggies, as a dip or for barbecuing!

We’ve got Cilantro Lime and Tahini Miso Ginger varieties this week! 


Mother’s Mountain Tomato Catchup

Made in Falmouth ME, this catchup is a healthy and spicy alternative to standard varieties. Sweetened with Pure Maine Honey. 


Dairy Items

Plymouth Artisan Cheese

Smoked, Sage & Herb, Garlic Peppercorn, Truffle, and Hot Pepper available!

Founded in 1890, Plymouth is a family-run cheese factory in Vermont. They use only the finest, pasture-rased raw cow’s milk — free of additives, antibiotics and rBST — sourced from a single dairy herd from a sustainable, seventh-generation family farm 40 minutes up the road.


Protein Items

Perfect for a BBQ!

Blue Mango’s 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.

Italian Marinated Steak Tips, Miles Smith Farm

Barbeque some grain-finished Italian-Style Marinated Steak Tips this week!

Miles Smith Farm, a family farm in Loudon, NH, raises its grass-fed herd of Scottish Highlander Cattle on 300 acres of land leased around the state. The care of the animals, quality of the meat, and sustainable practices are top priorities at the 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.