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.
This 2019 version of our Farm Employment Directory lists area farms that may be hiring for farm workers for the 2019 season. Each farm has a page with contact information, details about the farm, best times to seek a job, types of positions and work typically offered, wage approximation, and other useful information.
New Entry Food Hub provides market access to beginning farmers, market-based training, and produce aggregation and distribution services to a broad array of consumers. We operate a Community Supported Agriculture program, food access programs for limited resource individuals, and donate produce to food banks and pantries, transitional living centers, and other social service agencies. Learn more about our 2019 Food Hub operations and impact!
New Entry has worked for over 20 years to establish a model of local, regional, and national programming that strengthens local food systems by supporting new farmers. We serve and collaborate with the people, communities, and organizations in Massachusetts, the Northeast, and beyond.
This year, despite all of the turmoil and uncertainty, New Entry instead choose to be of service and leverage our resources to confront the weaknesses and inequities in the food system and double down on our mission to improve access to local and regional food. Our foundational work in farmer training and support continued in earnest. We doubled the number of incubator farmers at Moraine Farm, transitioned our programming online and reached more new farmers across the regional remotely. Our Food Hub expanded the CSA and launched new collaborations with our food access partners to bring weekly deliveries of fruits and vegetables to those most in need. Our national programs supported farmer training organizations to share COVID-19 adaptation strategies and our annual FIELD School virtually reached over 250 participants. And we accomplished so much more. To learn more about these initiatives, our programming, and a comprehensive overview of the year, our 2020 Annual Report is now available.
This document lists the newly developed and enhanced teaching resource created for projects working with New American farmers, and includes an overview of the core skills taught in that lesson. Core skills refer to concepts and skills that are central to farmer training programs. The teaching resources reference here were developed collaboratively by the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions) and 18 refugee farmer training programs across the country.
A Guide for Scaling Up Food Hubs is intended to provide food hub leadership and staff with knowledge and tools to develop a successful strategy for expanding operations and increasing sales growth. The broad USDA definition of food hub encompasses a great diversity of organizations, including non-profit organizations and for-profit enterprises, ranging in scale from single-producer Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) models to regional distribution networks of producers and buyers, with a variety of missions. Including the many types of organizations under one umbrella is useful because it allows diverse organizations to participate in a greater movement to develop resilient regional food systems. This guide documents lessons learned from the food hub literature and experience gathered in key informant interviews with management staff at selected food hubs in New England. These lessons will help food hub leaders weigh their options and develop their own marketing strategies for scaling up.