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Fresh Start Farms is a local food aggregate consisting of refugee and immigrant farmers located in New Hampshire. Fresh Start Farms was initiated as an economic capacity building project by ORIS-Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success. Participants in ORIS's incubator, farmer-training program, as well as farmers that have developed cooperatives designed to meet goals of self-sufficiency, sell their products under Fresh Start Farms. Farmers enjoy 100% profit from their produce sales, providing economic self-sufficiency and integration into New Hampshire's vibrant and growing local food system.

Farmer's Markets-
Amherst Farmer's Market- Sundays 10am-1pm June- October
Bedford Farmer's Market- Tuesday 3-6pm June- October
Derry Homegrown Farm & Artisan Market- Wednesday 3-7pm June- October
Manchester Community Market- Thursday 3-6:30pm June- October
Merrimack Farmer's Market- Wednesday 3-6pm June- October
Milford Farmer's Market- Saturday 10-1 June (17th)- October
Nashua Farmer's Market- Sunday 10-2pm June- October
Salem Farmer's Market- Sunday 10-2pm June- October
Seacoast Community Marketplace (Stratham)- Saturday 10-2pm June- October
Farm Stands-

Goffstown Apotheca Tea Shoppe- Friday 12-3pm June- October
Kalivas Park, Manchester- (corner of Lake Ave., Chestnut & Spruce streets)- Tuesday 2:30-5:30pm June- October
Lafayette Park, Manchester- Wednesday 3-6pm June- October
Elmwood Gardens Housing (83 Trahan St.), Manchester- Monday 2-5pm June- October

SNAP/EBT & Granite State Market Match available at the following locations:
Elmwood Gardens Housing (83 Trahan St.) Manchester Monday 2-5pm June- October
Kalivas Park Farm Stand, Manchester (Corner of Lake Ave. Spruce & Chestnut St.) Tuesday 2:30-5:30pm June-October
Lafayatte Park Farm Stand, Manchester Wednesday 3-6pm June-October
Manchester Community Market, Thursday 3-6:30pm June-October


Recipe of the Week- Authentic Greek Tzatziki
This is a classic Greek appetizer (or “meze”) made from thick strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. It’s super simple to make and a hit at any get-together!
Tzatziki tips:
Make sure your grated cucumber is well-drained. If you have time, you can drain it in cheesecloth or a fine mesh sieve overnight. If you’re in a rush, you can use your hands to squeeze the liquid out of the cucumber. The longer the garlic rests in the yogurt, the less sharp the bite will be and the better it will taste. For  best results, combine all of the ingredients except for the cucumber and let it rest overnight in the fridge while your cucumber is draining. Add the dill at the last minute so it doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the flavor.


  • 1/2 a large cucumber, unpeeled
  • 1 1/2 cups plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon minced fresh dill

1. Grate the cucumber and drain through a fine mesh sieve overnight in the fridge.

2. Combine the yogurt, garlic, oil, vinegar, and salt in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
3. Transfer the grated cucumber and fresh dill to the yogurt mixture and stir to combine. Serve chilled with pita bread for dipping.
Left over Tzatziki can be made into a creamy salad dressing. Simply add a bit of Rice Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar to create desired thickness. Lightly dress and toss into your salad. Add croutons and you've got a great side salad side dish!

Welcoming Week Volunteer Day!
Welcoming Week 2017 is coming the week of September 15th- 24th. This is a week in which we celebrate the diversity of people amd communities we enjoy in Manchester. This week will have a variety of events to showcase our diversity and engage communities across the city. The week will begin with a Kick-Off Party on September 18th. Volunteer Day is September 20th 10am- 1pm at 5 Story Hill Farm in Dunbarton. To learn more about Welcoming Week check out the event on Facebook
To learn more about Welcoming Week Volunteer Day at 5 Story Hill Farm check out Fresh Start Farms Facebook page

Autumn CSA begins this week!
Our Autumn CSA shares begin this week, September 5th- 10th. Continue to enjoy the fruits of our farmers labor through October 15th and keep fresh, locally grown food on your plate. We still have CSA shares left, if you haven't already purchased your CSA share, make sure you do so today. For those who miss this week, we will pro-rate the cost of your share in order to accommodate your interest. For more information on Autumn CSA shares check out our website

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