Fresh Start Farms

It's time for Fall CSA shares

With fall right around the corner it's time to extend your summer CSA into the fall so you can continue to enjoy local veggies as the seasons change. Fill your children's lunch boxes with fresh snacks. Enjoy fall's harvest-pumpkins, gourds, cherry tomatoes, turnips, carrots, and broccoli. If you haven't had a chance to enjoy a Fresh Start Farms CSA share now is the time to sign-up! As our lives become full with school, work, and play, let us do the shopping for you, pick up your veggies all packed and ready to go at the pick-up location of your choice. Already enjoying Fresh Start Farms veggies and herbs? Refer a friend and get 10$ off your CSA share.
To purchase a CSA or learn more about what we grow check our website

This week's Tomato recipe
Homemade pasta sauce made with fresh tomatoes
Serves 6-8
5 lbs fresh tomatoes, peeled and seeded (to peel cut a small x on the top of tomatoes and drop in boiling water for 10 seconds, then drop into an ice bath. Skin will peel off easily.)
1/4 Cup Olive oil
3 Medium Fresh Start Onions. diced
8 Cloves Fresh Start Garlic, finely minced
1/3 Cup Fresh Start basil leaves, chopped fine
1 Sprig Fresh Start Thyme
2 Bay leaves
1 tsp Salt
1 Carrot, 1/2 grated into sauce, other half added at end of cooking.
1 tablespoon local honey (optional)
Put olive oil into large stock pot and heat to medium, add onions, garlic, and grated carrots. Saute until onions are clear, add tomatoes, add the rest of the spices and simmer for 2-3 hours. Sauce will darken over time. Add the carrot during the last 30 minutes in order to absorb the acidity. Remove carrot, and springs of herbs. Use an immersion blender to puree sauce. May be stored in fridge for 1 week. Also suitable for canning.

Food Equity and Food Justice- May we all benefit from a healthy relationship with our farmer and the food they grow!
The week of August 21st Nutrition Connections will be at farm stands in NH! Come for free give-aways, and take advantage of your right to eat healthy, local food. Cooking Matters @ The Farmer's Market Tour will be at the Manchester Farmer's Market 3-4:30 on August 24th. RSVP necessary to or 603.703.2857.

Farmer's markets & Farm stands:

This week you'll find us at Elmwood Gardens housing in Manchester on Monday 2-5pm.
Tuesday we'll be at Kalivas Park in Manchester 2:30-5:30pm and Bedford Farmer's Market 3-6pm.
Wednesday we're at Lafayette Farm Stand in Manchester 3-6pm and the Derry Farmer's Market 3-7pm.
Thursday find us at Manchester Community Market 3-6:30pm.
Weekend shoppers will find us at Seacoast Community Marketplace 10-2pm and Milford Farmer's Market 10-1pm. Sunday we're at Salem Farmer's Market 10-2pm and Nashua Farmer's Market 10-2pm. Enjoy our fresh veggies wherever you live!

Note to our CSA shareholders:
Please remember to bring your used CSA bags back to the farmer when you pick-up your next CSA share. This way we always have a bag to pack your freshly picked produce. In addition, we kindly ask that you give us 24-hour notice if you are unable to pick-up your share. If you are planning a vacation let us know and we can arrange for you to get a voucher for a share upon your return. We allow for two vouchers per season. You can find more information on our vacation policy on our website

T shirts for sale!
The New American Farmer's Cooperative is designing T Shirts for our consumers. Keep an eye for these nice looking T shirts at our farmer's markets. Support refugee and immigrant farmers in New Hampshire!



Fresh Start Farms is a collective of immigrant and refugee farmers who are participating in the New American Sustainable Agriculture Program, a project of the non-profit Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS). Produce is grown with soil health, environmental well-being, and consumer happiness in mind.

It's time to make your bulk orders for creating sauces, pickling, and storing the summers harvest.
We have pickling cukes, tomatoes galore- any tomato is a good tomato for sauce- onions, beets
. Let us know what you need to prepare for fall and winter and we'll do our best to accommodate you. Enjoy summer all year long.

SNAP/EBT and Granite State Market Match available at

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

SNAP/EBT Options

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