Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chances are, whenever you pick up your CSA share, the hustle and bustle of market makes it difficult to actually talk with the farmers...until now!

At our annual Harvest Festival, you'll be free to chat with all of Fresh Start Farms growers and walk around the fields to see how and where your food is grown. Plus, there will be tons of food and music!

The address is 76 Littlefield Rd., Packard/Littlefield Farm, Lisbon ME. If you need directions or have any other questions, feel free to send us an email at freshstartfarms@gmail.com or call us at 761-4769.

Is driving an issue? Let us know and we can arrange a ride for you!

Looking forward to seeing you all there :)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cabbage Salad and Slaw!

You may know that cabbage is a nutritional powerhouse, but did you know just how versatile it is in the kitchen? CSA shareholder Annie Seikonia generously offered two of her harvest recipes this season!

Cabbage Salad

Rinse and spin lettuce,

chop up cucumbers, carrots, cabbage, etc.

Then add cherry tomatoas and a homemade dressing of oil, vinegar, and garlic!


Chop up the cabbage

stir in some Vegenaise mayonnaise and a tablespoon of sugar.

You can also add some shredded carrots, sliced onions, and salt & pepper to taste!

--If you're interested, try substituting yogurt for the mayonnaise and adding some cider vinegar, honey, lemon and brown sugar for flavor. It's delicious!

We'd love to hear about all of your creations - we'll post what you send us!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Autumn is upon us!

We are one week deep in the Autumn CSA season and would like to welcome all of our new shareholders to Fresh Start Farms!

Supporting Fresh Start Farms makes an impact on multiple levels:

You are receiving fresh produce to nourish yourselves and your families.

Your farmers are accessing income that allows them to build and expand small-scale farm-based businesses. This is essential for the immigrants and refugees who participate in our New American Sustainable Agriculture Program (NASAP) to become more self-sufficient.

Our community benefits from local purchases by keeping Maine dollars circulating in your region. Your investment also contributes to the development of a vibrant local food culture!

Our planet will continue to be cultivated using sustainable agriculture practices that protect and preserve its health and vitality.


Keep checking back for updates on what's growing and who's growing it!

And also look out for an invitation to our Harvest Dinner on the Packard-Littlefield Farm in Lisbon! This is where most of the farmers grow their produce, and come mid-October, the farmers will put on their chef's hats and cook a delicious feast!