Sorry, a bit slow replying - not on my main computer atm.
Starting playing a new game is always a bit of a learning curve and there are a lot of small nuances to pick up.
Spend a few minutes at the start by selecting villagers that do not have bad/negative attributes.
Once the game has started, try and build near to where you are.
Set up your house, beds and get studying farming asap.
Upon gaining farming skills, build a tomato field 6x6 or slightly bigger and then plant the tomatoes.
If you have time also prepare the potato field ahead of the summer planting.
Forget about butchering any animals in the first year or two, and do not worry about apples unless they are close to your house.
The vegetables (even raw) should easily get you through Winter and into early Spring of the next year.
Getting one ‘Foundy’ to focus on growing vegetables will get their farming skills up to cooking on the campfire.
Also just get one Foundy to focus on research so they can get ready for scroll study.
Try not building up your numbers beyond 4 or 5 in the first year, and no bigger than 6 in the next year. Too many villagers tend to stretch resources and time the bigger you get.
With a population maximum of 13, means you need to leave room for children to grow and eventually to replacing their parents.
I’m planning on posting a more detail answer on a new post in the next few days, with images to highlight problem areas.