Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Happy 4th of July! We hope that you have a great weekend full of family, friends, and delicious food!

4th of July Schedule:

For Wed & Thur delivery/pick up members, you will receive the customization email for next week’s share this afternoon. You will have until the normal time (Tue at 2 pm) to make swaps and add to your order. Delivery/pick-up times are on the normal schedule.

This week, you may see a substitution for a veggie in your order and will receive notification if this is the case.  We appreciate your flexibility so that staff and farmers can take some time to observe the holiday.

Alice bundling some swiss chard on the Concord farm! 

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

Cucumbers, Summer Squash & Zucchini, Brookdale Fruit Farm

Rhubarb, Two Farmers Farm

Fruit Share Update

Blueberries!! This week you'll receive a pint of blueberries from Sunnycrest Farm in Merrimack. Sadly, the drought conditions followed by lots of rain put an end to the strawberry crop for farmers around the state. But luckily, Sunnycrest has early blueberries this year!

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 holidayFor Wed & Thur delivery/pick up members, you will receive your customization email this afternoon. You will have until your normal time (Tuesday at 2pm) to make swaps. Deliveries will be on the normal schedule. You may see some substitutions in your share this week (you will receive notification if this is the case). 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

Cucumber & Onion Salad

Cucumbers are here! Cool, crunchy and a bit sweet, this salad is a perfect use for fresh cucumbers, red onions and mint! 


Pantry Items

New items this week!

Sunflower Oil, from Sunfox Farm in Deerfield NH, is unrefined high oleic sunflower oil is a heart-healthy, trans-fat-free culinary oil. It also provides more vitamin E than any other vegetable oil on the market. Their oil has a smoke point of 320 F, it is great for pan-frying, baking, and tossed with a salad.

Organic Habanero Sriracha made from a mix of habanero and sweet orange peppers grown on Kitchen Garden’s farm in Sunderland, MA. The chilies are fermented for seven days, then cooked and pureed. Certified organic!


Dairy Items


Enjoy local whole, low-fat, and chocolate & strawberry milk from Contoocook Creamery! 

A fifth-generation farm, Contoocook produces milk of the highest quality with the most efficient and environmentally sound practices available. The farm consists of more than 440 acres of land and is home to 200 milk cows, whose well-being is the number one priority of the Bohanan family. It takes happy, healthy cows to produce Contoocook Creamery’s delicious high-quality milk!

Nonfat Greek Plain Yogurt from Green Mountain Creamery. Each spoonful is a deliciously smooth and creamy treat with live probiotic cultures and no artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives.

Green Mountain Creamery, in Brattleboro VT, creates Vermont-style yogurt with only rBST-free Grade A milk, and all products are naturally gluten-free.


Protein Items

New items this week!

Vermont Bean Crafter’s Organic Harvest Burgers are a delicious blend of pinto beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, and their own maple-chipotle BBQ sauce.

VT Salumi’s Chorizo is delicious and earthy with a little cayenne kick. Serve with rice and beans, huevos rancheros, or add to black bean soup. Excellent in posole (hominy stew) or as part of a tapas selection.

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.