The farms are flourishing. Thanks to some much-needed rain the zucchini, summer squash, and cucumbers are peaking out from under every vine. Green bean harvests are increasing and this week is the first harvest of potatoes and cauliflower! The greenhouses have some beautiful green tomatoes getting ready to make the transition to red. 

More blueberries from the Boscawen farm coming your way! Plus, this week we have a Valicenti pasta restock including some new flavors such as Spinach Fettuccini and 2 gluten free ravioli varieties – Lemon, Ricotta with Fresh Basil and Traditional Spinach. Maplebrook Feta is back in stock and don’t miss the new Rock City Whole Bean Organic Coffee!

Pick-Your-Own Blueberries Open now!

Get out on the farm this summer and pick some delicious blueberries! Fresh Start Farm’s newest farm site in Boscawen has 3 acres of blueberry bushes and they are sweet and ready for the picking. Located at 148 Corn Hill Rd in Boscawen and open daily from 7am to 7pm.

Hari's FlowerShare starts this week!

Enjoy a beautiful floral bouquet grown and arranged by Fresh Start Farmer, Harimaya Adhikari! Hari loves to grow and arrange flowers, play with colors in bouquets, and share her creations with others. During this 9-week share, you’ll get a gorgeous, unique arrangement of fresh-picked flowers from Hari’s plot in Boscawen. Look forward to zinnias, sunflowers, cosmos, amaranth, celosia, dahlias, ranunculus, snapdragons, lilies, strawflowers, marigolds, and more! Check out the photos below for a preview of what’s in the field right now!

Bring the beauty of the flower garden home! Sign up here. 

Only for Food Hub, Bona Fide, and St. Paul’s Pick Up. We’re sorry this isn’t available for home delivery or YMCA pick up at this time. 

Summer Youth Programs are off and running at ORIS!
The summer youth programs gather new American youth  (all are welcome!) to read and play games that build their English language and literacy skills as they prepare for their next school year. During the sessions, staff and volunteers engage with the youth through games and books to work on language development. Staff also work to mentor older youth as they pursue job opportunities, explore college and educational options, and study for driving or citizenship exams. The Manchester Summer Youth Program is run in partnership with Safari Youth Club and New American Scholars.  If you or anyone you know is interested please reach out to Carolyn Musyimi-Kamau at 781-985-8340.

From This Week's Bounty

Blueberries, Fresh Start Farms

Cauliflower and Raspberries, Sylvain

Lettuce, Basil, and Radish, Khadija

Green Beans, Cucumbers, and Potatoes Fadumo and Khamis

Amaranth and Bunched Beets, Josephin

Kale & Swiss Chard, Mukamujeni

Snap Peas, Salad Mix, and Kohlrabi Sidi and Isha 

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

Have you tried Amaranth greens yet?

Amaranth leaves are eaten all over the world particularly in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Many of the Fresh Start Farmers grow lots and lots of amaranth, providing their community with access to this difficult to find green here in the north east. If you haven’t tried it yet, its a delicious green and its not hard to see why its so popular worldwide.

Amaranth is a powerhouse of nutrients. The most common recipe (like any leafy green) is to heat some oil, add chopped onion and garlic, salt, and the greens  and stir fry to wilt them, add some sort of chili, then add a little acid (citrus or vinegar) and black pepper at the end. There’s a lot more ways to eat amaranth and one of the most popular way the Fresh Start Farmers suggest is to try it in a stew with onions and tomatoes and add fish or meat to make it a full meal. Here are some other preparation ideas:

Or just add it in to any recipe you would use spinach or dark green!


Pantry Items


Rock City Whole Bean Organic Coffee

Rock City Coffee, located in Rockland ME, is an employee-owned cooperative, specializing in various roasts from around the globe.

Their coffees are certified organic by MOFGA. 

Available Roasts:

Bali Blue Moon: low acidity, notes of walnut and an earthy body 

Boatyard Dog: This blend of Indonesian and natural-process African coffee provides a cup that’s rich and earthy with a deep fruit undertone. Medium bodied, and delicately sweet. 

Ethiopian Yirgacheff: Wine-like complexity with notes of lemon, floral with a black tea finish.

Nicaraguan: sweet and light with a bright finish


Dairy Items

Back in stock! 

Maplebrook Whole Milk Feta Cheese

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.

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

Bacon is back! 

Applewood Smoked Bacon, North Country Smokehouse

Hearty sliced bacon smoked over Applewood embers then cut in thick, flavorful strips.

Gluten-Free | Soy-Free | Dairy-Free | No Liquid Smoke
No Fillers | No Dyes | No MSG

As one of America’s few remaining, family-owned smokehouses, North Country is located in Claremont, NH and their mission is to handcraft premium, artisanal smoked meats with relentless flavor focus, exceptional animal care standards, and respect for the land.

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.