Farmer Resource Library

New Entry's farmer library has hundreds of resources on sustainable farming, marketing, and operating a successful small business. Our physical library at our offices in Lowell, MA contains books, periodicals, pamphlets, and videos in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Khmer. You can also search the directory below for downloadable digital resources, helpful web sites, and online farming videos.

Please visit or call our office at 978-654-6745 if you can't find what you're looking for here. Sometimes we are out in the field, so it's best to let us know if you're planning on stopping by.

2015 World PEAS Food Hub Annual Report

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  • Digital Download

The 2015 World PEAS Annual Report provides program statistics about our multi-farmer food hub that sources local, sustainably grown produce from over 25 New Entry farmers. The Food Hub provides food for over 500 families in the Boston and Lowell area, including seniors, low-income and homeless individuals.

Building an On-farm Poultry Processing Facility

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  • Digital Download

We've learned a lot over the last few years while planning, building, operating, repairing, and managing a mobile poultry processing unit. Drawing on our own experiences and those of other poultry processing projects around the country, we put together this comprehensive guide to planning and constructing an MPPU or stationary facility for on-farm poultry processing.

The guide incorporates tips and lessons learned, case studies and example plans, and lots guidance for anyone thinking about building their own MPPU or other on-farm poultry processing facility, including:

  • Choosing a facility type
  • Selecting equipment
  • Designing a floor plan

For questions about the guide, please contact the New Entry office at 978-654-6745.

Community Food Projects Indicators of Success FY 2014

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  • Digital Download

The Community Food Projects Indicators of Success FY 2014 report illustrates the collective impact of Community Food Project grantees from FY 2014 based on the metrics from Whole Measures for Community Food Systems. It includes metrics from the 6 areas of impact from Whole Measures: Healthy People, Strong Communities, Thriving Local Economies, Sustainable Ecosystems, Vibrant Farms and Gardens and Fairness and Justice. Additionally, it includes two case studies of current grantees: Angelic Organics Learning Center and Adelante Mujeres.

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