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.
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Values-based planning and evaluation tool designed to measure the qualitative and quantitative impacts of community-based food projects - developed by the Center for Whole Communities in collaboration with the Community Food Security Coalition. From the guide: “Whole Measures for Community Food Systems is designed to give organizations and communities a collaborative process for defining and expressing their complex stories and the multiple outcomes that emerge from their work.”
Global Growers developed a series of resources related to providing technical assistance to farmers with previous experience in commercial agriculture. Our technical assistance process begins with the Wholesale Readiness Assessment Tool. After the tool is implemented, theservice provider creates an individualized education plan (IEP) together with the farmer to map learning objectives. As we began to identify individual farmers’ learning goals, we started to create one-pager information sheets on market-readiness themes. The goal of the process and approach is to be learner-centered, rather than content-driven. While content is available, it is shared based on readiness and willingness of the learner to engage based on individual objectives identified.
This training of trainer’s workshop is designed for refugee farmer incubator interpreters and/or staff who work together to deliver trainings and technical assistance. It is also useful for outside service providers and partners (e.g. extension educators) who provide trainings with refugee farmers using interpreters. The two role-play activities can be used regularly when working with interpreters throughout the season. This teaching resource was developed by the Institute for Social and Economic Development (ISED Solutions)in collaboration with 18 refugee projects from around the country. Refugee farmer training programs across the country provided feedback on this lesson, which is now integrated throughout the guide.
Our 2012 World PEAS Food Hub Annual Report provides program statistics about our multi-farmer food hub, involving 30 New Entry farmers who provide food for over 500 families in the Boston and Lowell area, including low-income and homeless individuals.
Our 2013 World PEAS Food Hub Annual Report provides program statistics about our multi-farmer food hub that sources fruits and vegetables from 30 New Entry beginning, immigrant and refugee farmers. The Food Hub provides food for over 400 families in the Boston and Lowell area, including seniors, low-income and homeless individuals.
The 2014 World PEAS Annual Report provides program statistics about our multi-farmer food hub that sources local, sustainably grown produce from 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.