Thursday, June 12, 2014

Farm tour Fridays at Fresh Start Farms

This is an opportunity to come tour the locations where Fresh Start Farms' farmers work, get to know your farmer, and even get your hands a little dirty helping out! 

Join us at our farm sites this season:

Friday, June 20 from 12:00p – 2:00p in South Portland

Friday, July 25 from 9:00a – 11:00a in Lisbon

Friday, August 22 from 9:00a – 11:00a in Lisbon

Friday, September 26 from 9:00a – 11:00a in Lisbon

Friday, October 3 from 12:00p – 2:00p in Lisbon

RSVP with Ashley if you would like to attend: & (207) 761-GROW

Monday, June 9, 2014

Our CSA Featured in the Portland Press Herald!

Check out this article by Laura McCandlish that features Fresh Start Farms as well as other great CSAs:

"If you’re among the 20 percent of Mainers who rely on food stamps, many CSAs now accept monthly deductions off a member’s SNAP card in lieu of advance cash. Fresh Start Farms near Lewiston, where nonprofit Cultivating Community helps new immigrants (primarily Somali Bantus) farm, has accepted SNAP since 2010, for half the $550 cost of its full-season family share. A matching incentive from the Wholesome Wave Foundation covers the rest. If you work at Geiger or Bates College in Lewiston, you can conveniently have the CSA money deducted from your paycheck and the produce delivered to your office (Fresh Start Farms hopes to expand this service to other workplaces.)"