Greetings from all of us here at Fresh Start Farms, and happy October! With the cooler temperatures and turning of the leaves, Mother Nature dictates that we start to plan for the winter (however reluctant... read more »
Autumn is here, school is well underway, and the routines of our lives keep us moving at a pretty fast pace. Sometimes it can be hard to find excitement in our day-to-day tasks; but our environment changes... read more »
Happy equinox week! This coming Thursday (9/22) marks the official beginning of fall, when the length of the day and the night is equal; hence the term, equinox. In our busy, fast-paced lives, it is... read more »
Summer is winding down and the autumnal equinox is right around the corner; yet it is still a busy time here at Fresh Start Farms. We are grateful for another bountiful harvest this week, including tomatoes,... read more »
It is hard to believe that September is already upon us! We are grateful for the opportunity to pause and reflect on Labor Day to appreciate all of the hard work that goes into producing healthy food... read more »
In late August, farmers start to feel the effects of the season. Peak summer means many exhausting weeks on a hot dry farm with long days and big harvests. Battling weeds and pests can feel like a losing... read more »
Peaches, plums, and nectarines from Sunnycrest Farm and lots and lots of blueberries. Plus, 2 for $2 zucchini and summer squash! Click the links for highlights from this week's harvests, an NHPR article... read more »
The height of the harvest season means more tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers, greens, and summer squash! Sidi and Isha have a nice crop of broccoli ready to pick this week and Isho is picking... read more »
August is here and with it comes large harvests and endless watering and weeding! Lots of tomatoes, green peppers, eggplant, and blueberries. Plus, the first of cantaloupe and watermelon! Click... read more »
We are a collective brand for immigrant and refugee farmers participating in the New American Sustainable Agriculture Program, a program of the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success. We work alongside new American farmers to bring farm fresh ingredients to your table via neighborhood farm stands, farmers markets, our FarmShare, wholesale and through NH Farm to School.
Twenty-three new American farmers make up Fresh Start Farms. Nine farmers are part of the New American Farmers Co-op and grow at Our Farm on Story Hill in Dunbarton, NH. An additional 14 farmers, the Umoja Farmers, grow on land at the St. Paul's School in Concord, NH.
All producers in the Fresh Start Farms collective implement organic practices. While not certified organic, the farmers grow nutrient dense produce without chemicals and in a way that promotes healthy soil, habitat, and environment.
We speak 13 languages, represent 7 countries and grow over 50 different varieties of produce!