New American Farmers Cooperative

New American Farmers Cooperative We are a producer co-op selling our fresh produce through CSA, farmers' markets, and wholesale to local businesses and schools. The New American Farmers Cooperative was formed in 2015 by graduates of the Organization for Refugee & Immigrant Success (ORIS)’s agricultural training program with the mission to achieve self-sufficiency, sustainability and profitability of our small-farm businesses.

We are nine farmers, representing the Somali Bantu, Congolese and Bhutanese communities. We have significant agricultural production and marketing experience both in our home countries and in the United States. We sell our produce through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares; at farmers’ markets throughout southern New Hampshire; through SNAP/Granite State Market Match accessible farm stan

We are nine farmers, representing the Somali Bantu, Congolese and Bhutanese communities. We have significant agricultural production and marketing experience both in our home countries and in the United States. We sell our produce through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares; at farmers’ markets throughout southern New Hampshire; through SNAP/Granite State Market Match accessible farm stan

Fresh Start Farms
02/08/2018

Fresh Start Farms

The 4th annual CSA Day 2018 is only 2 weeks away! Did you know that CSA Day is the busiest day for new CSA sign-ups? Hundreds to thousands of people across the country will celebrate local farms and sign up for their CSA shares. Be a part of the movement, and whether you're a returning member after years of support, or trying it out for your first season, join Fresh Start Farms CSA this month!

If a CSA isn't right for your family, we also offer the opportunity to "Share a Share" and donate a CSA share to a local new American family. We believe that all of our neighbors should be able to enjoy fresh, tasty produce and participate in their local food economy.

New American Farmers Cooperative
12/09/2017

New American Farmers Cooperative

We were so excited to have the opportunity to attend the Community Food Systems Conference in Boston today! One of our farmer-members, Sylvain, represented the co-op and spoke on a panel about New American Farmer Cooperatives & Innovators! It was great to exchange knowledge and experiences with other farmers, cooperatives, entrepreneurs, and organizers throughout the country!

We were so excited to have the opportunity to attend the Community Food Systems Conference in Boston today! One of our f...
12/08/2017

We were so excited to have the opportunity to attend the Community Food Systems Conference in Boston today! One of our farmer-members, Sylvain, represented the co-op and spoke on a panel about New American Farmer Cooperatives & Innovators! It was great to exchange knowledge and experiences with other farmers, cooperatives, entrepreneurs, and organizers throughout the country!

11/09/2017
Fresh Start Farms

Fresh Start Farms

Attention all of our wonderful 2017 CSA Members~ it's that time of year again! Let's think back to the days of summery farm-fresh veggies...

We would greatly appreciate if you could take a few minutes to complete our End of Season CSA Member Satisfaction Survey. Your candid feedback is an important learning opportunity for your farmers and essential so we all can deliver the absolute best CSA experience for you and your other fellow CSA members in years to come. Thank you once again for your loyal support and contributing to the ongoing success of your new American farmers' businesses. We loved sharing the farm's harvests with you, and we can't wait to share another season's bounty with you next year! 🌻

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/87Y6MM7

Fundraiser Ends at Midnight tonight Oct. 24th
10/24/2017
Fundraiser Ends at Midnight tonight Oct. 24th

Fundraiser Ends at Midnight tonight Oct. 24th

The Fall Fund Drive to support farmers donating fresh, local veggies to food pantries for the holidays, ends at Midnight tonight. Make a donation to honor a friend or loved one. Donate in honor of your mother, father, sister, brother. Donate because you care and you want to see fresh food on everyon...

October Clean & Glean Event -
10/12/2017
October Clean & Glean Event

October Clean & Glean Event -

We're grateful for your patronage and we look forward to serving you next year! Buy your CSA share now for the 2018 growing season and pay 2017 prices. Folks interested in making produce orders over the next few weeks contact our office to coordinate pick-up. 603.296.0443

Fall Newsletter
09/26/2017
Fall Newsletter

Fall Newsletter

Purchase your CSA in advance (before Jan. 1 2018) and keep this year's CSA prices; all CSA shares, size and duration are included in this offer. Simply go to our website and purchase the size and duration of your choice by Dec.31st 2017.https://www.freshstartfarmsnh.com/new-products-1/

Welcoming Week
09/19/2017
Welcoming Week

Welcoming Week

Preparation:Toss kale with oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Massage dressing into kale with your fingers and let sit at room temperature 2 hours to soften (this will keep kale from getting too crispy when baked). The more you massage the kale the more tender and swe...

09/13/2017
About Us - The Farmers Dinner

Don't miss our Farmers Dinner! Help us get to the finish line and provide a forever home for New American Farmers Cooperative. In collaboration with the Russell Farm & Forest Conservation Foundation we will celebrate this year's growing season and raise the money needed to secure the purchase of 5 Story Hill farmland. Date is TBD, keep an eye out on our page, don't miss this fun and moving event!
http://www.thefarmersdinner.com/about-us/

The Farmers Dinner’s mission is promote local area farms, educate consumers on the benefits of eating locally and inspiring people to get in the kitchen.

Meet Umoja Farmers
09/13/2017
Meet Umoja Farmers

Meet Umoja Farmers

Meet Umoja FarmersUmoja Farmers organized in early 2017. Umoja farmers represent the Congolese, Burundi, and Rwandan communities in the Concord area. Umoja signifies togetherness, or unity in the African language Swahili. Umoja farmers structured itself cooperatively in order to increase members gro...

Autumn CSA begins!
09/05/2017
Autumn CSA begins!

Autumn CSA begins!

Recipe of the Week- Authentic Greek TzatzikiThis is a classic Greek appetizer (or “meze”) made from thick strained yogurt, cucumber, garlic, olive oil, and fresh dill. It’s super simple to make and a hit at any get-together! Tzatziki tips: Make sure your grated cucumber is well-drained. If you have…

Late Summer Harvest
08/29/2017
Late Summer Harvest

Late Summer Harvest

Where to use your SNAP/EBT benefits to access the Granite State Market Match Program: 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 Sta...

Fresh Start Farms Newsletter 8.22.17
08/22/2017
Fresh Start Farms Newsletter 8.22.17

Fresh Start Farms Newsletter 8.22.17

Where to use your SNAP/EBT benefits to access the Granite State Market Match Program: 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 Sta...

Fall CSA Shares
08/15/2017
Fall CSA Shares

Fall CSA Shares

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 Manche...

Fresh Start Farms
08/11/2017

Fresh Start Farms

We are at the Manchester Community Market until 6:30! Come get specialty fresh produce you won't find anywhere else in NH!

Did you know you get $1 free for every dollar you spend with SNAP/EBT with the Granite State Market Match?

Tomatoes! Veggie of the week
07/31/2017
Tomatoes!

Tomatoes! Veggie of the week

Tomatoes are the veggie of the week.

Swiss Chard is veggie of the Week
07/25/2017
Swiss Chard is veggie of the Week

Swiss Chard is veggie of the Week

Preparation: Heat Olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add red pepper flakes and half of Swiss chard, season with salt and pepper, and cook, tossing often, until wilted, about 4 minutes. Add lemon juice and remaining…

What's ripe in July
07/10/2017
What's ripe in July?

What's ripe in July

Whisk together the yogurt, vinegar, caraway seed, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Fold in the cucumber and snap peas. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours. You may substitute dill, cilantro, or mint for caraway, or simply add onto the caraway.

06/10/2017
Fresh Start Farms

Fresh Start Farms

CSA starts next week! Get your CSA orders in this weekend to take advantage of what our farm has to offer for the full season! We are almost there! Could you be the CSA member that helps us reach our CSA membership goal?

The New American Farmers Cooperative will be fulfilling Fresh Start Farms CSA shares for the 2017 season. Please see our...
05/26/2017

The New American Farmers Cooperative will be fulfilling Fresh Start Farms CSA shares for the 2017 season. Please see our message below and consider becoming a CSA member to support our cooperative!

It's not too late to sign up for a CSA share! We still have shares available and are striving to reach our 2017 sales goals. With a variety of different types of CSA shares to choose from, we have something to meet everybody's lifestyle and preference!

Of course, you can sign up for a standard CSA share and get your bag of fresh produce every week at your pick-up site, as well as the opportunity to know your farmer and build a personal connection with where your food is coming from!

For those who want to choose their own produce, there is also a "Market Share" option- you still sign up in advance but fill your own bag each week.

Finally, for those that want to support our farm and new American families but don't need the veggies themselves, we are offering an exciting partnership with NuDay Syria called "Share a Share." With Share a Share, you can purchase a CSA to donate to a local Syrian family. With this very special sponsorship program, you are directly supporting both new American farmers' businesses, as well as Syrian families who benefit from some extra fresh food each week and the chance to integrate into NH's vibrant food system and local economy. You can Share a Share from anywhere in the world!

CSA shares are essential to our sustainable agriculture endeavor- they provide financial consistency and a stable source of income for farmers.

Thank you for your openhearted support, on behalf of everybody at Fresh Start Farms

Fresh Start Farms
12/21/2016

Fresh Start Farms

Still need last minute gift ideas? It's not too late to gift a CSA share! Sign up at refugeesuccess.org/FSF/ or contact us for more info!

Fresh Start Farms
12/13/2016

Fresh Start Farms

Still looking for a holiday gift that is unique, sustainable and socially meaningful? Consider purchasing a CSA share for a loved one! Give weeks of tasty, farm-fresh produce while supporting your local refugee farmers. 6, 12 or 18 week shares available. Visit http://refugeesuccess.org/FSF/ to sign up, or contact us for more information. Happy Holidays from all of the farmers and staff at Fresh Start Farms!

Wednesdays are always a busy day on the farm! Come check out the Merrimack Farmers' Market and Lafayette Park Farm Stand...
07/27/2016

Wednesdays are always a busy day on the farm! Come check out the Merrimack Farmers' Market and Lafayette Park Farm Stand today to see what Isho and Laxmi are growing!

Co-op president, Isho, kicking off the first market of the season!
06/11/2016

Co-op president, Isho, kicking off the first market of the season!

So much to see at the first market!
Stop by!
We are all set up until 2.

Do you know what's happening every Thursday this summer? We're at Apotheca Flower and Tea Shoppe in Goffstown with fresh...
05/16/2016

Do you know what's happening every Thursday this summer?
We're at Apotheca Flower and Tea Shoppe in Goffstown with fresh veggies for sale and CSA pick-ups!

We're planting more tomatoes~~Big Beef and Geronimo varieties! Also we are standing in our almost-finished new and impro...
05/13/2016

We're planting more tomatoes~~Big Beef and Geronimo varieties! Also we are standing in our almost-finished new and improved post-harvest wash station!

This year Fresh Start Farms CSA shares will be supplied by us, the New American Farmers Cooperative! Sign-up at refugees...
05/05/2016

This year Fresh Start Farms CSA shares will be supplied by us, the New American Farmers Cooperative! Sign-up at refugeesuccess.org/FSF/ to get your weekly box of fresh, local veggies!

New American Farmers Cooperative
05/05/2016

New American Farmers Cooperative

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434 Lake Ave. 2nd Floor
Manchester, NH
03103

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Farmers Siddi and Isha carefully transplanting and hand watering in their fields in Dunbarton. Our fresh, locally grown food is coming your way soon! Purchase CSA shares and find a farmer's market near you here https://www.freshstartfarmsnh.com/