Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

It’s officially summer! The Fresh Start Farmers were out early on the farms this morning in an attempt to beat some of this heat. This week you’ll see an abundance of lettuce, swiss chard, scallions, garlic scapes, kale, peas, and so much more. Plus the first taste of tomatoes, basil, zucchini & summer squash!

4th of July Schedule:

Wed & Thur delivery/pick up members: You will receive your customization email for your shares for next week (July 7 & 8), this Friday, July 2nd. You will have until the normal time (Tuesday at 2pm) to make swaps and add to your order. Delivery and pick up times are on the normal schedule. Thank you for your flexibility so that staff and farmers can take some time to observe the holiday!

Thanks to UNH Extension for leading a Post Harvest Safety workshop with the Dunbarton farmers last week!


From This Week's Bounty

Kale & Scapes, Isho

Purslane & Amaranth, Harimaya

Basil & Dill, Amisa

Salad Mix & Kale, Asli

Leeks & Parsley, Godance

Bok Choy, Dill & Lettuce, Batulo

Celery & Mint, Khamis

Salanova Salad Mix & Cilantro, Sylvain

Fresh Snap Peas & Zucchini, Brookdale Fruit Farm

Fruit Share Update

Strawberries!! This week you'll see a quart of fresh-picked strawberries from Brookdale Fruit Farm.

Important Member Info

Low Share Value Alert

When you customize your share, make sure to look out for a box value alert in your cart. If the total value of the products in your cart is less than the value of your share ($28 or $40), you will see an alert indicating that you may add products without incurring an additional charge. Unused value does not roll over into extras or future weeks, so we want to make sure you get your full value each box!

4th of July Holiday Schedule Change

4th of July holiday: For Wed & Thur delivery/pick up members, we will be sending out customization emails for your shares on Friday, July 2nd. You will have until the normal time (Tuesday at 2pm) to customize your share. Delivery and pick up will remain as normally scheduled. Thank you for your flexibility so that staff and farmers can take some time to observe the holiday.

Please return boxes & insulated liners!

We are starting to use insulated liners to keep your food cool in your shares to make sure your veggies are at the highest quality when you receive them. We want to make sure to limit any waste and packaging (and each of these liners costs $3) so please make sure to leave the silver insulated liner at your pick-up site or return it to your site/delivery driver. Please return any boxes as well.  Thank you!

Find resources on how to customize your boxhow to hold or reschedule a deliveryhow the payment plan works, and more in the Members Help Section.


of the Week


Herb Garden Zucchini Pizza

This zucchini pizza is the ultimate summer dinner! Quick & easy to make, it’s packed with flavor from raw and roasted zucchini, pesto, and herbs.


Add some garlic scapes to your share as well and you can make a garlic scape pesto to add an extra garlicky kick to this pizza. 


This pizza’s great vegetarian, but also makes a perfect canvas to add some VT Salumi Sausage or Robie Farm ground beef!


Pantry Items


Granola handmade with rolled oats, dried blueberries sweetened with apple juice, plus whole natural almonds, raw unsalted cashews, and pure Vermont maple syrup.

True North Granola is a Vermont granola company that sells delicious and healthy handmade granola using only the freshest organic and all-natural ingredients.

Jan’s Farmhouse Blueberry Maple Crisps are all-natural crisps without artificial or processed ingredients. Featuring an extra crunch, these crisps are a sweet treat with pure maple syrup taste and wild blueberries that perfectly complement the savory flavors of your cheeseboard.

Enjoy these crisps with your favorite cheese, as added crunch to fruit salads, as a flavorful twist in oatmeal or as a snack right out of the box.

Great with creamy goat cheese or mild cheddar cheeses. Truly lovely sprinkled crumbled over hot oatmeal!


Dairy Items



Plymouth’s Sage & Herb Artisan cheese is enhanced with a mellow blend of herbs de provence – including sage, thyme, rosemary, lavender, and oregano. Perfect on a sandwich, paired with fruit or on its own.

Founded in 1890, Plymouth is a family-run cheese factory in Vermont. They use only the finest, pasture-raised 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.

Maplebrook Farm’s 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.


Maplebrook Farm produces handmade artisanal cheeses in the Green Mountains of Vermont. rBGH & rBST-free, 100% Vermont Milk provides a distinguishable quality and unparalleled flavor.


Protein Items

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.