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Farmers Dinner Gala– proceeds benefit ORIS

The Farmers Dinner is pleased to announce a partnership with The Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce to bring the first annual Farmers Dinner Gala, supported by Great American  Downtown and Celebrations Catering, to downtown Nashua on Sunday, June 21, 2015.  All proceeds will go to benefit the following charities: Marguerite’s Place, Gate City Community Gardens Inc and The Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success (ORIS). The Court St. Theater will be transformed into an old farm while guest speakers from the local agricultural community and the three charities will be coming together to inform, educate and inspire. Guests will be greeted with a three course hors d’oeuvres menu crafted from local, in season ingredients grown just miles away. Celebrations Catering of Nashua New Hampshire will be preparing the food.Tickets for this event are $35 and can be purchased by going to http://www.thefarmersdinner.com. For more details, visit http://www.thefarmersdinner.comor contact The Farmers Dinner at (603) 913-9854, info@thefarmersdinner.com.

Farmers Dinner Gala Press Release

NEW CSA pickup site — Look for us in Newmarket!

We are announcing that Fresh Start Farms is making its way into the Seacoast!  Isho Mahamed will be selling her fresh and flavorful produce at the Newmarket Farmers’ Market this year.  CSA shares are available for pickup as well (contact to sign up).  Testimonies from Isho’s customers are that the produce is awesome!

Support Isho’s small-farm business Saturdays from 9am-1pm at the Newmarket High School from June 6th to October.  Find a variety of greens, hearty root vegetables, fresh herbs, ripe tomatoes grown in the high-tunnel, and more.  Try something new, such as African eggplant or other specialty crops important to the refugee communities.  Know your farmer and your food.

Please spread the word!

New CSA Online Payment Option

Becoming a Fresh Start Farms CSA member just got easier! Now when you get that craving for some freshly harvested crunchy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes you can purchase your CSA share online with a click of a button! Please be sure to be in touch to confirm your desired pickup location.  The link to sign up:  http://refugeesuccess.org/fsf/

Seeking New Participants

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We are hosting an orientation session on February 12th at 5:30pm for any refugees or immigrants interested in joining Fresh Start Farms. Language support will be provided; please contact us to arrange translation. If you know of any individuals or groups interested, please let them know of this opportunity!

Winter Workshops

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Look what we’ve been up to this winter! The group of greenhouse farmers attended a workshop with UNH Cooperative Extension to learn about selling to institutions and restaurants, food safety and Good Agricultural Practices, risk management, and more. We are excited to expand our markets!

Please Share

Please share around your community space, workplace, or organization! We appreciate your support and involvement :-)

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Strategic Planning!

Your farmers have been busy discussing land access, strategically planning their farm business, and getting ready for this upcoming season! Exciting possibilities and passionate discussion are in the works! Want to be an integral part of it all? Sign up to become Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) member today, or check out our other ways to get involved. Email freshstartfarmsnh@gmail.com for inquiries.

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Farm to Institution!

Fresh Start Farms’ farmers are expanding their skills and getting ready for an exciting season! We are seeking new wholesale markets. If you, or others you know, are part of an institution or restaurant interested in purchasing locally grown produce, please contact us at freshstartfarmsnh@gmail.com! ImmigrantPosterInstitutionMarket 2015 - Copy-page-001

Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year filled with abundant light, good health, and bountiful harvests! The success of the farmers’ businesses and the growth at the farm during 2014 would not have been possible without the generous support of our CSA members, farmers’ market customers, and many others. Some very exciting things are happening this year at Fresh Start Farms, and we look forward to you being a part of it!

Do your New Year’s resolutions include living more healthfully or becoming more involved in your community? Becoming a CSA member is a great way to ensure that you have fresh, nutritious, and delicious produce every week and that you achieve your goals. For more information or to sign up, contact freshstartfarmsnh@gmail.com.

Give the Gift of a CSA and Shop with Meaning this Holiday Season!

With the holiday season upon us, it’s easy to become discouraged by the vast consumerism surrounding our communities and lose sight of the true meanings of generosity.  That’s why Fresh Start Farms is offering the option to share the gift of a CSA with your friends, family, or community members this season.  It’s unique. It’s practical.  And both the gift giver and receiver can feel good knowing they are supporting the local economy, the earth, and the refugee farmers.  Whether you are a loyal CSA member yourself, or are new to the experience, we make gifting a CSA easy.

  1. Email FreshStartFarmsNH@gmail.com and let us know you are interested
  2. You can purchase a single or family share for the summer, autumn, or full season, with checks payable to ORIS/Fresh Start Farms
  3. We will mail you a beautiful gift-certificate to give, with the option of including a personalized message, as well as information about the refugees you’re supporting

For more information about CSA prices, share sizes, and season dates, please visit http://www.freshstartfarmsnh.org/csa/

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