Greetings from Fresh Start Farms!

It’s nearly December and time to start thinking about holiday gifts for your friends and family!  Shop local this season and what better way to do that than to share the gift of local food. We have carefully curated holiday gift boxes for everyone on your list! Place your order as an extra when customizing your box this week.

Even with many places in the state seeing the first few inches of snow, local farms are still producing a variety of veggies. This week we have arugula, spinach, and pac choi from Edgewater Farm (Plainfield NH), micro greens from Grateful Greens, plus parsnips, squash, potatoes, leeks, and more! 


Holiday Gift Boxes

Give the gift of local food to your friends and family this holiday season! We’ve got a variety of gift boxes available made from all local foodie favorites that will make for a meaningful gift anyone can enjoy. Plus, the boxes are perfectly sized for mailing to loved ones near and far. Limited quantities available so order now!

Gift cards are also available to gift someone a one-time box of Fresh Start Farm veggies or a month long Farm Share for the upcoming growing season. Pricing starts at only $28!

Shop local and support producers in your community! 

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

Sunflower & Unity Mix Micro Greens, Grateful Greens

Spinach, Arugula, Leeks, and Potatoes Edgewater Farm

Organic Carrots & Parsnips, Harlow Farm

Long Pie Pumpkins, Heron Pon d Farm

Kale & Swiss Chard, Isho

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

Mixed Purple Daikon, Watermelon & Spanish Black Radishes, Milkweed Farm

Red Beets, Isha & Sidi



FruitShare Update

Standard FruitShare: Magness European Pear, Eco-Certified Grown by Champlain Orchards

Known as the king of European Pears, Magness Pear is the essence of pure pear flavor. Sweet, perfumed fruit with a delicious buttery texture. 


Important Member Info

Pickup & Delivery

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. 

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

Have a bunch of leftovers from last week? This Turkey Pot Pie will use a bunch of leftovers and can easily accommodate a variety of different vegetables from your FarmShare!

Check out this extensive Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes list from the New York Times.


Pantry Items

New from Monadnock Oil & Vinegar!

Monadnock Oil & Vinegars are blended in small, artisan batches in Peterborough, NH. They have expertly paired oils and vinegars that will bring your vegetables to a whole new level. Try out some new pairings:

Blood Orange Infused Olive Oil with Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic Vinegar for a lively, tart vinaigrette, or try out some of Monadnock’s suggested recipes.

Wild Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil for a delicious take on Chicken Pot Pie, or any of these great recipes. Or pair with Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar for a dynamite salad dressing or marinade. 

Other available pairings include Rosemary Olive Oil with Oregano White Balsamic, Garlic Olive Oil with Honey Ginger Balsamic, or Maple Balsamic with Blood Orange Olive Oil!

New Snacks!

True North’s Nutty No Grainer Snack Size bags are delicious grain-free granola loaded with nuts and are gluten-free, vegan, and grain-free. Try out the Original Nutty No Grainer made with maple-baked nuts and seeds, coconut oil, and spices will satisfy your need for a sweet and savory, crunchy and healthy snack – without added grains. You can eat this mouthwatering delight out of the bag, on your cereal, on yogurt, or any way your heart desires!

Plus, try their Mediterranean blend that is a savory, no-sugar-added snack mix. This mix will awaken your senses as you enjoy this blend right out of the bag, on your salads, or baked with vegetables. 

True North Granola is a Vermont granola company that sells delicious and healthy handmade granola using only the freshest organic and all-natural ingredients.


Dairy Items

Blue Ledge Farm Camembrie
Made with fresh Ayrshire cow’s milk from VT and is a smooth mold-ripened Camembert/Brie hybrid! A buttery slice of bovine heaven! Goes well with a light red or white wine. A great match for any type of cured meats as well!
Free Range Eggs from Lavalley Farm

LaValley’s hens enjoy a cage-free and barn-free existence. The chickens roam freely across the 60 acres of farmland in Hooksett/Allenstown, eat a diet of only natural ingredients, and rotate around the farm to help with fertilization. The hens love grass, but their favorite at this time of year is eating all the squash and melon they want!


Protein Items

Organic Harvest Veggie Burgers

Oven-roasted sweet potatoes and corn with fresh parsley and carrots, plus a maple-chipotle BBQ sauce to brighten the burger’s savory soul.

Maple Breakfast Sausage

Fresh ground pork mixed with delicious spices is really all it takes.
No gluten fillers, sugar, or preservatives, and the animals are raised without antibiotics.

VT Salumi creates authentic, all-natural, handmade charcuterie from the VT countryside.

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.