Enjoy the Solstice and Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Fresh Start Farms! This upcoming week is the last week of deliveries prior to a two-week break in the FarmShare! There will be no FarmShare deliveries the weeks of December 26th and January 2nd. The share will resume the week of January 9th.

Another reason this week is special is because of the solstice on Wednesday! That’s right: December 21st, the shortest day of the year! On this day, we have the opportunity to embrace the darkness; to appreciate all of the lights in our lives; and to hope for the increasing (day)light that is to come. We are appreciative of all of your support, which has helped Fresh Start Farms get to where it is today! And we are looking forward to new projects and ideas in 2023.

From all of us here at Fresh Start Farms and the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, we wish you a great holiday season and a very happy New Year!

Another week of special bread from the Crust and Crumb!


We are getting another order of bread from the Crust and Crumb this week, including more of the Cardamom Pulla Braided loaf, butter rolls, honey oat bread, and CINNAMON BUNS! Yep, you read that right: delicious cinnamon buns, perfect for those special holiday breakfasts. These items freeze very well, so all you’ll have to do is pop them in the oven to warm them up and then enjoy!

Last chance for gift boxes!

Give the gift of local food for the holidays! We have eight different gift boxes to choose from this year, all with unique themes and varying prices. You can read the full descriptions and purchase them starting this week when you go to customize your Share in Harvie: look for the Gift Box products and select the one(s) that you’d like! It’s as simple as that! No need to stress about your gifts this season–we’ve got you covered. 

Here are this year’s offerings:

  • Charcuterie Gift Box 
  • Maple Lover’s Gift Box 
  • Maple Sampler Gift Box 
  • Chef’s Gift Box 
  • New England Breakfast Gift Box 
  • Tea & Honey Gift Box 
  • Mola Sampler Gift Box 
  • Movie Night Gift Box

From This Week's Bounty

Microburst Microgreens, Generation Farm

Butternut Squash, Basin Farm

Honeycrisp Apples, Green Mountain Orchard

Spinach, Queen’s Greens

Chiogga Beets, Picadilly Farm

Purple Daikon Radishes, Harlow Farm

Carrots, Vermont Way Foods

Parsnips, Picadilly Farm

Important Member Info

No FarmShares Dec 26 - Jan 6

Please mark your calendars: there will be no FarmShares during the weeks of Christmas and New Year.  FarmShares will resume on January 9th. 

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

Microgreens add mouth-bursting flavor and tons of nutrients with less than a handful of greens! In fact, they supply higher amounts of vitamins than their fully-grown counterparts. 

This salad is healthy, vegan, and filling! Try it out here


Pantry Items


NOBLE Cold Brew Coffee--Seabrook, NH
  • Oat Milk Latte – Brazil Dark Roast with Oat Milk and infused with nitrogen. Brewed and packaged fresh with only 5g of sugar.
  • Nitro Cold Brew – Brazil Dark Roast coffee infused with nitrogen. This ready-to-drink option is perfect for energy on the go. 


Biscotti from the Bread Shed-Keene, NH
  • Traditional Almond Biscotti & Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti– Unique, highly sought after traditional Italian biscotti that is twice-baked, dry, CRUNCHY, and meant to be dipped in your favorite cup of coffee or tea! Perfect for a cozy winter afternoon. 

Dairy Items

Holiday Cheese Board Favorites

Tres Bonne Gouda, Boston Post Creamery -Tres Bonne is a goat milk Gouda aged 2-5 months. It’s a smooth cheese and has a fresh mild and nutty flavor. It pairs well with Sparkling Cider Wines and Pale Ales.

Rupert Alpine Style – Made from a Jersey cow’s raw milk, this Alpine-style cheese is inspired by Gruyère and Comté. It ages a minimum of eight months, revealing a golden paste which offers a rich complexity of flavor with toasty and buttery notes and a hint of sharpness.

Grafton Village Smoke Chili Cheddar and Maple Smoked Cheddar – Grafton’s Smoked Chili Cheddar is infused with habañero, jalapeño and pasilla peppers for the right balance of chili flavor and spice.  The Maple Smoked Cheddar is a New England classic and has a mild, buttery body with heady aromas of campfire and smoked ham. A sweet finish recalls memories of toasted marshmallows.


Protein Items


Tenderloin Steak Tips, Robie Farm

The most tender cut, the tenderloin tip is truly superior to a true steak tip and extremely tender and flavorful. Perfect for the center of the plate, kabobs, and stir fry.

The beef at Robie Farm is  Humanely Raised, Growth Hormone Free, All Natural, Locally Grown (HGAL).  Their Normande, Hereford, and Angus crosses provide outstanding components of flavor and tenderness. From spring to fall, the herd grazes day and night on lush grass. During the winter months, they are fed hay and supplemented with protein-rich grain.

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.