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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 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


Find us on Pinterest!

Fresh Start Farms is getting savvy! Follow us on Pinterest to find delicious farm-fresh recipes to inspire your CSA cooking, useful produce preservation and storage tips, interesting info about the farmers’ cultures, facts about local agriculture, and MORE all in one place!


Photos from the 2014 season

Check out Fresh Start Farms’ photo stream for a collection of photos from 2014.  As the year winds down, it’s great to look back at the transitions on the farm.  We look forward to growing even more next year!

Teaching Moments at the Farm

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Fresh Start Farms’ farmers, Hajiya and Asli, and ORIS staff show a group of Congolese refugees their greenhouses and farming practices!

Cook’s Corner

Here is a video of Jenna of Fresh Start Farms showing a great way to prepare the fresh vegetables available at our farmer’s markets and farm stands. Come visit us and try this delicious-looking stir-fry for yourself!

Immigrants Growing NH’s Food Economy

NHPR wrote a wonderful story on local food that is culturally appropriate for new immigrants in New Hampshire, and Fresh Start Farms and our friends at Common Earth Farms were featured in it.  Check it out!

ORIS In the Media!

Did you miss the “NH Immigrant Farmers Innovation” Twilight Meeting? Here is a video put together from the event!

Also, check out this great article about the farm and farmers featured in the Concord Monitor:

Dunbarton’s Fresh Start Farm provides revenue and connections for New Americans


NH Immigrant Farmers Innovation Twilight Meeting


We would like to invite you to join us at this special event on Tuesday, July 15th from 3-5pm at our farm at 5 Story Hill Rd. in Dunbarton, NH. This is a great opportunity to see where your food is grown and learn more about your farmers and our farm practices! And it’s free and open to the public! 

Farms Stands Begin on June 9th!


Our four farm stands in Manchester will be starting this Monday, June 9th! All of our stands will be offering Double Your Dollars for SNAP/EBT purchases!   

Mondays 2 – 5 PM: Manchester Community Health Center (145 Hollis Street)

Tuesdays 3 – 6 PM: Kalivas Park (Lake Avenue/Spruce Street/Chestnut Street) featuring Common Earth Farms

Wednesdays 3 – 6:30 PM: Lafayette Park (92 Amory Street)

Saturdays 9 AM – Noon: JFK Coliseum parking lot (303 Beech Street)

Countdown to CSA!

Less than one month to the start of our CSA season! We encourage any interested parties to contact to purchase your share of fresh, local produce. As always, springtime will quickly fly into summer, so don’t forget to register before it’s too late!



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