Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Welcome to week 1 of the Winter FarmShare! We are so excited to share the final weeks of the season’s bounty with you. The 9 new American farmers that grow food in Dunbarton (meet all of the farmers here) are still harvesting squash, winter greens, celery, scallions, herbs, lettuce, arugula, salad mix and more. Thanks to local partner farms, we have a large variety to choose from this week including beautiful white cauliflower, broccoli, microgreens, spinach, mushrooms, squash, potatoes, and sweet potatoes. 

Today at 3pm you will receive an email prompting you to customize your FarmShare. You have until 2pm on Tuesday to make changes and add extras to your share. If you have any questions please reach out via email at [email protected] or call us at 603 606 2663.

Please keep reading for pick-up/delivery instructions and for information on next week’s schedule changes for Thanksgiving. 

Last chance for Thanksgiving Pre-Orders!

Limited quantities are available for handmade pies & rolls from Crust & Crumb and a local Charcuterie Box, so order today. Orders for rolls and pies are due by tomorrow 11/16 at 4pm. You can order these items as an extra when customizing your share today.

Don’t forget locally made herb blends from NH Herb & Spice including a Stuffing Herb Blend, Temple Turkey Brine pack, and Apple Spice Mix!


From This Week's Bounty

Salad Mix, Superfood, & Arugula, Hajiya

Lettuce,  Rosemary, & Sage Khadija

Swiss Chard & Mustard Greens Sylvain

Celery & Scallions, Isha & Sidi

Spaghetti, Delicata, and Sweet Dumpling Squash, LaValley Farm

White Cauliflower, Dutton Berry Farm

Organic Sweet Potatoes, Atlas Farm

Carrots, Onions, & Potatoes, Edgewater Farms

Broccoli, Allen Brothers Farms

Spinach, Queen’s Greens

FruitShare Update

Standard FruitShare: Mix of Honeycrisp & MacIntosh Apples from Brookdale Fruit Farm

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.

Thanksgiving Schedule Changes

Wednesday delivery & pick-up:  You will receive your share as normally scheduled on 11/24
Thursday delivery: Your share will be delivered on Wednesday 11/24
Friday delivery & pick-up: Home deliveries will be distributed on Wednesday 11/24 and the YMCA pick-up will be on Wednesday 11/24 3:30 to 5:30

Pick Up & Delivery Info

Home Delivery
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 9am to 5pm
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.

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.

Story Hill Farm in Dunbarton
Wednesdays 4:30pm to 6pm
5 Story Hill Road, Dunbarton
There is a blue tiny house on the farm that we use as a Self-Service Farm Stand. Your box will be in the house labeled with your name. Any milk, meat, or frozen products will be in a cooler which you will need to grab.

Fresh Start Food Hub Pick Up
Wednesdays & Thursdays 2pm to 6pm
150 Spruce Street, Manchester
We can’t wait for you to see our new Market!

YMCA of Greater Nashua 
Friday 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. 

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 great way to enjoy butternut & delicata squash, sweet potato, and red onion. This tart is so delicious it could serve as a great vegetarian Thanksgiving main dish!


Pantry Items

Get ready for your holiday baking! 

Ground Up Grain, located in Holyoke MA, stone mills their flours using 100% locally sourced grains. Their Whole Wheat Flour is made with locally grown hard red and soft wheat.

Each 5lb bag of flour directly supports 95 sq ft of Northeast farmland where grains serve as a cover crop, making our soil and water healthy and supporting a resilient food system.

New flavor from Berkshire Chocolate! Mocha Buzz is Belgian Milk Chocolate, Roasted Almonds, Cocoa Nibs, Crushed Coffee Beans, and Caramel. 

Berkshire Bark is a unique chocolate bar handcrafted in the pristine Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts. Made of top-quality Belgian chocolate and all-natural ingredients flavors.


Dairy Items

From the northern reaches of France comes the origin of our Coulommiers-style cheese and thicker ancestor to Brie, and the name itself, Lillé. Handmade in small batches, each wheel is a slightly different weight. Aged in its own special room, and lovingly turned regularly, the delicate rind develops evenly with a white downy bloom. This decadently sumptuous soft-ripened cheese has a supple paste core enveloped by a rich creamy body and reveals a subtle mushroom nuance with notes of nut and butter. The rind gives a nice salty bite versus the delicate interior.

Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company gently cares for their land (in South Woodstock VT) and the lives of their animals to make fresh, quality, and artisan cheese available to all.

Cold-smoked over hickory wood in the classic Vermont tradition, this natural raw artisanal Smoked Cheddar comes to life somewhere between creamy, savory and proud. With hints of salt and bacon, this sixty-day recipe is one of our best sellers, with enough grit as is, melted, or on a sandwich.

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

Stew Meat from Robie Farm!

Stew Meat from Robie Farm for a delicious fall stew!

Robie Farm meat is humane, growth hormone-free, all-natural, and local (HGAL) and produced at a small family farm in Piermont, NH. From spring to fall, their head of Normande cows graze day and night on lush grass and during the winter months, they are fed hay and are supplemented with protein-rich grain.

New! Red's Best Haddock

Red’s Best, out of Boston, brings 100% traceable, Atlantic caught seafood to New England. Red’s Best supports a network of local fishermen through processing, transportation, and distribution. Their traceability technology tracks your seafood from the ocean to dinner plate. This week’s supply of Haddock was caught by Hamilton Fisheries near Chatham MA. Haddock is in 1 lb packages, $15/lb, and arrives frozen.

Top with buttery breadcrumbs and bake at 400° until fish is opaque and breadcrumbs are browned. For more inspiration, try Haddock Piccata or Mustard Roasted Fish.

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.