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 office in Beverly, MA contains books, CD's, DVD's 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.

New Entry's Farmland Matching Service Spatial Innovations

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This video tells the story of an innovative technique that New Entry is using to find land for new farmers in MA. By using spatial analysis, they can get a list of landowners to target. By working with community members, they develop a process for outreach that is appropriate for specific towns. Through this method, new farmers are finding land every year.

New Farmer's Guide: Cultivating Success at Farmers Markets

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  • Digital Download

PDF guide for farmers to cultivate success at farmers markets.  Includes best practices on how to enter a market (including permiting and paper work) how to sustain business and market your product.  All Regions.  English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Intermediate/Advanced. Literacy Level: Advanced.  Key Words: farmers market, marketing,  business.

New Markets for Your Crops

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  • Digital Download

Guide in English for farmers who are looking to expand their sales to larger markets. First half is a cartoon guide at a nonfluent level 2, second half provides institutional resources in different regions for potential sales at a fluent level 4.  Farming Level: intermediate. Key words: pricing, marketing, business planning.

NFDP Land Handouts

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  • Digital Download

Handouts from Grow NYC's New Farmer Development Program that address finding land, legal issues, valuable resources, and intake forms.

NFDP-Marketing

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  • Digital Download

Approximately 40 pages of curriculum, handouts, worksheets and presentations designed to teach marketing to new farmers developed by the New Farmer Development Project of Grow NYC.

Niche Poultry Enterprises in New England

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  • Digital Download

This guide describes the most important challenges for profitable niche poultry enterprises in New England and some ways that producers have overcome those challenges. Through interviews and direct farm research, New Entry worked with several small-scale poultry growers to track best practices and build enterprise budgets for alternative poultry enterprises in New England. For purposes of this guide, the focus is primarily on two chicken enterprises: laying hens, with fresh eggs as the primary product; and broilers, with whole roasting birds as the primary product.

NIFTI Fact Sheet: Advocacy Guide

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  • Digital Download

Tips for advocating for beginning farmers in local food policy. This fact sheet is based off a webinar that New Entry Sustainable Farming Project and the Johns Hopkins Food Policy Network hosted in July 2017. The webinar explored how local food policy efforts can raise awareness of the needs of beginning farmers and create conditions favorable to help new farm businesses succeed. Advocates from three organizations described their recent initiatives and successes to support beginning farmers and provided tips on how to make the next generation of farmers and ranchers a policy priority. This fact sheet summarizes the shared tips. 

NIFTI Fact Sheet: Global Growers Intake Process

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  • Digital Download

Global Growers is a garden and incubator program located outside of Atlanta, Georgia, which offers a range of opportunities to New American farmers. While new farmers often approach opportunities to access land with the idea that the biggest available site is the best site, this isn't always the case. A number of factors, outlined in this fact sheet, can help determine which site is the most appropriate for a new farmer. Global Growers' intake process is intended to match farmers with the opportunity most suited to their abilities and needs, and set the tone for participation in the program.

NIFTI Farm Incubator Toolkit

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  • Digital Download

The National Incubator Farm Training Initiative has compiled the knowledge and experience of dozens of farm incubator projects across the U.S. to bring you the first edition of the NIFTI Farm Incubator Toolkit; a comprehensive guide to starting and operating land-based beginning farmer training programs.

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