Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday full of delicious, local food!  At this time of giving thanks, we are thankful for you and your steadfast support of Fresh Start Farms. This community make it possible for our work supporting New American farmers, the local food system and increased access to healthy food in NH.

Please note that ALL members will receive their FarmShare on Wednesday 11/24. 

  • Distribution for Wednesday members will operate as normal.
  • Thursday and Friday home delivery members will receive their delivery on Wednesday 11/24.
  • Thursday Hub pickup is moved to Wednesday 11/24 2pm to 6pm.
  • Friday YMCA pickup is moved to Wednesday 11/24 from 3:30 to 5:30pm.

We have everything you need to make a feast this week! All of the essentials like squash, potatoes, carrots, onions, and apples plus parsnips, salad mix, arugula, broccoli, winter greens, fresh cranberries, long pie pumpkins and much more!

Don’t forget all of the local products for your cheese board like Plymouth Cheeses, Blue Ledge Herb Chevre, and Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps. We also have Turkey Brine Packs, Stuffing Herb blend, and Apple Pie Spice blends from NH Herb & Spice. For your baking needs, grab some maple syrup, honey, locally grown & milled flour and local eggs. Oh and make sure to get a half gallon of fresh local Apple Cider! 

Thanksgiving Boxes for the Manchester Community

Thanks to funding from Elliot Health System, Harvard Pilgrim Foundation, and Children’s Health Foundation the Fresh Start Farms team assembled and distributed 150 Thanksgiving boxes for  families in need in Manchester.

These 150 boxes contained all of the fixings for a big Thanksgiving feast and totaled around 2,200 lbs of food! The boxes were distributed through Manchester Housing sites and the Boys & Girls Club.

We don’t yet have final numbers, but so far this year, thanks to our FarmShare Food Donation Fund donors, we have donated over $12,000 in fresh fruits and vegetables to the community. Thank you for your commitment to making sure everyone in your neighborhood has access to the healthy food they need.


From This Week's Bounty

Fresh Cranberries, Vermont Cranbury Company

Salad Mix, Superfood, & Arugula, Hajiya

Spinach, Queen’s Greens

Organic Parsnips, Harlow Farm

Long Pie Pumpkins, Heron Pond Farm

Swiss Chard, Kale, & Mustard Green Sylvain

Celery & Scallions, Isha & Sidi

Spaghetti, Delicata, Sweet Dumpling Squash, and Butternut LaValley Farm

Carrots, Onions, & Potatoes, Edgewater Farms

Broccoli, Allen Brothers Farms

Salad Mix, Little Leaf Farm

FruitShare Update

Standard FruitShare: Mix of Shizuka Apples  from Scott Orchard& Evercrisp Apples from Brookdale Fruit Farm

Important Member Info

Thanksgiving Week Pickup/Delivery 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

Home Delivery
Wednesday 11/24 8am 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.

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
Wednesday 11/24 2pm to 6pm
150 Spruce Street, Manchester
We can’t wait for you to see our new Market!

YMCA of Greater Nashua 
Wednesday 11/24 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. 

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.

Please return boxes & insulated liners!

of the Week

Apple Cider-Brined Turkey with Savory Herb Gravy

Items to include in your share:

  • Brookdale Apple Cider
  • Temple Turkey Brine Pack from NH Herb & Spice
  • Garlic
  • Sage
  • Parsley
  • Onions


Kale Salad with Pecan Vinaigrette

Items to include in your share:

  • Kale
  • Garlic
  • Radishes
  • Ben’s Sugar Shack Honey

Sausage and Herb Stuffing

Items to include in your share:

  • Crust & Crumb Classic Loaf
  • Yellow Onion
  • Celery
  • Apples
  • Parsley
  • VT Salumi Italian Sausage

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

Items to include in your share:

  • Butternut Squash
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Cilantro

Pantry Items

Need some quick and easy meals as you prepare for your Thanksgiving feast? Grab some Pierogis, Momo Dumplings, or Veggie Burgers and rest easy knowing you have delicious, easy and local food in the freezer ready for a quick meal this week!


Dairy Items

For your Thanksgiving Cheese Board:
New! Blue Ledge Farm Herb Chevre
With a creamy, fresh and pillowy texture, this chevre has converted many over to goat cheese! The curds are all hand-ladled which results in the light consistency of our fresh cheeses. They all pair well with a light white wine, or a lighter beer.
At Blue Ledge Farm, sustainable practices are top priority. The goats graze and forage throughout the year and they are certified as an Animal Welfare Approved farm. 
New! Hot Pepper Cheese from Plymouth

Plymouth’s Hot Pepper is a natural raw artisanal milk version of an American pepperjack. Aged for sixty days and turns up the heat and buzzes with flavor.

We also have Plymouth’s Smoked, Black Truffle, Sage & Herb, and Garlic Peppercorn cheese!

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

Red Wine & Garlic Salami

Simply seasoned with cracked pepper, red wine, and garlic. This salami is round, earthy, and studded with buttery, melt-in-your-mouth fat. VT Salumi combines fresh ground pork and spices in all-natural casings. Each link is hand-tied, fermented, and aged for three weeks to develop superb taste and texture.

Authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie from the VT countryside. Made from simple ingredients with careful craftsmanship, VT Salumi starts with antibiotic-free pork to make artisan all-natural meat products rooted in Italian tradition and the classic salumificio.

Whole Chickens

Don’t need a whole turkey this Thanksgiving?

Robie Farm’s Whole Chickens are all-natural, 100% pasture free-ranging, growth hormone/antibiotic-free, and local.

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!

From all of us at Fresh Start Farms,
take good care and be well.