Fresh Start is a natural and organic grocery store and cafe, seemingly the only one of its kind in the Ditmars area. It opened in the Fall of 2006, and has arguably become a neighborhood favorite in the years since. It offers breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, burgers, side salads and desserts, all prepared on the premises, using organic ingredients. There is a fairly wide selection of grocery items, considering Fresh Start's small space, and these items are a variety (and sometimes combination) of natural, organic, fairly-traded, imported, and local goods. Local grocery items include white eggs from upstate New York and Back 2 Nature freshly-baked breads. The Hellgate CSA is held in the backyard eating area of Fresh Start one Tuesday per month.