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Purchase 2019 CSA Shares!
How It Works:
CSA members sign up before the start of the season and receive a share of the farm's bounty every week. CSA members are an essential component of your farmers' businesses and provide a secure and consistent source of support
Donate a Share
Through the Share a Share initiative, Fresh Start Farms offers the opportunity to donate a CSA share to newly arrived refugee families.
Fresh Start farmers understand the trauma and difficulty that comes with resettling in a new country, far from what was formerly home. Newly resettled refugees and other immigrants, living in poverty in southern and central New Hampshire's cities, require food which is real, recognizable, close, and affordable.
With your donation of a CSA share, you will be contributing to the success of new American farmers' businesses, while also supporting the well-being of our newest neighbors. Every week, the family that receives your donated CSA share will have the opportunity to eat fresh, culturally-appropriate produce, connect with their fellow refugee farmers, and integrate into their new community's local food system. Working together we can make the difference we all imagine and build a community that is fair, inclusive, and provides for everyone.
How to Share a Share:
Other donation amounts are also greatly welcomed and can go towards feeding a family in need. To make a donation in another amount, please visit refugeesuccess.org/donate and choose "Make a Payment" or send a check in your desired amount.
We also welcome checks. Please make checks out to Fresh Start Farms and mail to 434 Lake Ave. 2nd Floor, Manchester, NH 03103. Please make a note with your check that your donation is for Share a Share.
Thank you for your interest in supporting new American families and farmers! Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-296-0443 if you have any questions.
Here is what you do:
1) Choose your share season:
Full Season: 18 weeks, mid-June to mid-October (2019 dates TBA)
Summer Season: 12 weeks, mid-June to end of August (2019 dates TBA)
Autumn Season: 6 weeks, end of August to mid-October (2019 dates TBA)
2) Choose your share size:
Single Share: Feeds 1-2 people (depending on individual eating habits) per week, approximately a half-bushel of produce, 7-8 items per week
Family Share: Feeds about a family of 4 per week (depending on individual eating habits), approximately a full bushel of produce, 9-10 items per week and bulkier quantities
3) Choose Pre-Packed or Select-Your-Own:
Pre-packed (Standard): Receive a pre-packed tote bag of freshly harvested produce selected by your farmer. Items will vary depending on seasonality and availability. We always strive to include the greatest variety and quality of items for you to enjoy. CSA members are welcome to swap out items if they desire.
Select-your-own ("Market Share"): This option still provides your farmer with that important security of weekly support. However, customers get to pack their CSA bags with items they choose from the farmer's table. This option is available at all farmers market and farm stand pick-up sites.
4) Choose your pick-up site:
2019 CSA Shares will be available at the following pick-up sites:
Amherst Farm & Craft Market: Saturdays 10am-1pm
Bedford Farmers Market: Tuesdays 3-6pm
Concord, Kimball Park Farm Stand: Mondays 4pm-6pm
Concord, Morning Star Housing: Fridays, 3pm-6pm
Derry Farmers Market: Wednesdays 3-7pm
Dunbarton, at the farm: Please contact us to arrange weekly pick-up
Goffstown Apotheca Tea Shoppe: Fridays, 3pm-6pm
Manchester, Kalivas Park Farm Stand: Tuesdays 2:30-5:30pm
Manchester, Lafayatte Park Farm Stand: Wednesdays 3-6pm
Manchester Community Market: Thursdays 3-6:30pm
Manchester, Dartmouth-Hitchcock: Fridays 3:30-6pm
Milford Farmers Market: Saturdays 10am-1pm
Merrimack Farmers Market: Wednesdays 3-6pm
Nashua Farmers Market: Sundays 10am-2pm
Nashua, Dartmouth-Hitchcock: Fridays 11:30-1pm
Newmarket Farmers Market: Sundays 9am-12pm
Salem NH Farmers Market: Sundays 10am-2pm
(*Note location, day, and time change from previous Seacoast Community Marketplace)
TO purchase a 2019 CSA click above or, send a check, made out to Fresh Start Farms, to 434 Lake Ave. 2nd Floor, Manchester, NH 03103. *Please note with your check or confirm via email what your desired pick-up location is.
Single Shares Family Shares
Summer (12 weeks) $280 Summer (12 weeks) $450
Full Season (18 weeks) $410 Full Season (18 weeks) $675
Fall (6 weeks) $140 Fall (6 weeks) $225
SNAP/EBT customers receive half-price CSA shares. If paying with SNAP/EBT, please contact us to sign-up. You can pay every other week with your EBT card at your selected pick-up site.
Payment plans are always welcome. Please contact us to arrange what will work best for you.
Group CSA Deliveries:
Do you have a group interested in purchasing CSA shares? We are happy to deliver to any workplace, organization, place of worship, or other community space in the greater Manchester or Concord areas. Please contact us to arrange details and discuss minimum number of shares needed for delivery based upon your location.
We will gladly visit your group to give CSA presentations, set up informational tables, and/or deliver promotional materials.
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