The new farm plot in Concord is finally ready to plant! For months, the team has been working on infrastructure as well as tilling and preparing the land. Today, the Farm Manager, Jed, mapped out everyone’s plots and let the farmers know that the land is ready to be planted, giving each of the Concord farmers additional growing space!
10 greenhouses will be built on the plot and are set to be delivered in mid-August. Once the greenhouses arrive, clover will be planted between each greenhouse to support soil health, a rain catchment system will be installed to fulfill the water needs, and pollinator-supporting crops will be planted. Keep your eye out for volunteer opportunities next month to help with the pollinator planting!
This week you’ll continue to see lots of zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, and green beans. Cabbage has arrived and this week is the first small taste of peppers and tomatoes. Corn is here thanks to Lavoies Farm in Hollis, NH!
Healthy Start - Food as Medicine for new Parents
Last week, Fresh Start Farms began food deliveries for the Healthy Start program. The Healthy Start Program, sponsored by the NH Children’s Health Foundation, is formed by a partnership between Amoskeag Health, Cooking Matters, and Fresh Start Farms.
The project gives pregnant people fresh and local foods, nutrition education, cooking classes, childbirth classes, and other supportive resources to establish a healthful pregnancy. Each week, a group of individuals in Manchester receive a cooking/nutrition class from Cooking Matters and then Fresh Start Farms builds and delivers a box of all of the items they need to cook the meal at home! Amoskeag Health’s caseworkers provide childbirth classes and resources for a healthy pregnancy. We’re excited to be part of the team and to bring healthy food to Manchester’s soon-to-be newest residents!
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.
From This Week's Bounty
Blueberries, Fresh Start Farms
Heirloom Tomatoes and Beets, Asli
Bok Choy & Garlic, Khadija
Green Beans, Basil and Salad Mix, Isha and Sidi
Carrots, Potatoes, and Tomatillos Fadumo and Khamis
Kale & Baby Onions, Elizabeth
Romaine and Swiss Chard, Batulo
Zucchini, Cauliflower, and Cabbage, Alice
Important Member Info
Your Harvie Dashboard:
Pick Up & Delivery Info
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
A perfect way to enjoy your zucchini, summer squash, and scallions this week!
In addition to turning heads at your cookouts, this vegetarian masterpiece is packed with make-ahead options and smart shortcuts. Make the Smoked Almond Muhammara up to 3 days in advance and stash it in the fridge; skip a step and substitute 2 cups jarred roasted peppers for the grilled bell peppers, and if you’re working with a small grill, cut the flatbread in half, or use lavash instead.
New from Mola Foods!
Indian Spice Blend & Vietnamese Spice Blend
Mola Foods founder, LaFortune Djabea is a champion of African cuisine and creates seasonings, sauces, snacks, and marinades from tastes and flavors from all around the world right here in Nashua, NH. Mola Foods brings culture in a bottle to adventurous eaters and the products are natural, non-GMO with no added preservatives or additives.
Single-Serve Cheese Sticks, Smith’s Country Cheese
Yummy single, ready-to-go servings! Made in Winchendon, MA on the farm with milk directly from their 200 dairy cows. Four flavors — Plain, Chive, Smoked, and Chili Pepper!
Robie Farm Chicken, Piermont NH
All-natural, 100% pasture free-ranging, growth hormone/antibiotic-free, and local chicken from Robie Farm. Whole Chickens, Breasts, Drums, and Thighs are available.
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!