Many agriculture service providers and farmers are working to address the imminent threat of the Corona Virus and continue to support a resilient, local, just and regenerative food system. Organizations across the region/country are working on immediate hardships faced by farmers and food businesses (like restaurant closings, institutional account closures, how to handle upcoming farm/community/educational events, and how to support vendors after farmers markets cancel) and the longer term implications that these disruptions will cause (advocating for farmers and food businesses to receive economic support through emergency relief and state or federal economic stimulus packages).
New Entry has created an online shared resource document containing links and articles compiled from various food/farm organizational websites and newsletters over the past few days to offer farmers and food businesses some additional resources in response to the evolving crisis. We invite you to add to this document with additional resources that your farm or organization are doing to support the continued production of and access to fresh, healthy, nutritious locally grown food. Now more than ever, we need to support our local farmers to produce and distribute food - that is a win-win and good for all of us!
New Entry is also hosting a Webinar on Wednesday, March 18 at 1pm EST to discuss what other organizations are doing to prepare for and address farm/food resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Join the conversation online here: https://tufts.zoom.us/j/675393104 You can view the webinar recording here.
If you have other suggestions or feedback for how New Entry can support your farm business or organization during these unprecedented times, please be in touch by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are sending everyone good health and productive vibes. In solidarity, your New Entry team.