New Entry has benefited from many in-kind donations from individuals, organizations and companies. Below is a partial list of donations which have placed New Entry on a path to better support beginning farmers and get fresh healthy locally produced food onto your dinner table.
- Jericho Road
Jericho Road has provided New Entry with valuable pro-bono services in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and meeting facilitation as New Entry moves toward redefining its strategic plan and working with its new Advisory Board.
The Jericho Road Project bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community based non-profit organizations and businesses to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers. Jericho Road's approach to a community is pro-active (they seek out business and try to anticipate and address emerging problems or opportunities); holistic (they define service offerings by the many different needs of our clients) and long-term (they create permanent connection between two communities and the people who live in them).
- Viva Consulting
Viva Consulting helped New Entry with valuable strategic planning services. VIVA Consulting is a collaborative venture of four principals: Louise Elving, Jennifer Gilbert, Laurie Gould and Judy Weber. They bring first-hand knowledge of what it takes to steer a development project, manage a building or portfolio successfully, and plan for long-term health of an organization. Their consulting work is grounded in practical changes and results.
- PJ Keating, Dracut, MA
PJ Keating came to the rescue of New Entry as we were installing an irrigation system at Richardson's Farm, in Dracut, MA. In 2007, they donated 26 tons of 1.5”stones for installation of a well. Farmers will reap the rewards of this benefit for years to come.
P.J. Keating Company is a leading manufacturer of construction earth product in the Northeast. Founded in 1923, today P. J. Keating operates aggregate quarrying, crushing and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities at our 4 locations. Our crushing facilities produce a complete range of dimensional stone products and graded base materials. Our Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) plant facilities produce hot mix to meet the demanding specifications of the Massachusetts Highway Department, New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation as required. Additionally, specialty mixes are produced for specific projects or unique applications. P.J. Keating also offers material delivery services to move both our asphalt and aggregate products to job sites by the most efficient means possible.
- Lisa Bisson and Rebekah Whitmore – Mural Artist
Lisa Bisson has worked countless hours beautifying our farm at Richardson's Dairy through her artistry. She designed and painted a magnificent mural at the CSA distribution location. Rebekah has made a special contribution to the work by painting the faces of several New Entry farmers on the mural. This lasting treasure will be enjoyed by hundreds of visitors, as they attend farm tours, volunteer days, CSA distributions, and field-based workshops for years to come. This artwork would not be possible without the hard work of volunteer artists.
- Middlesex Community College Work Readiness Program
The work readiness program is designed to transition people from public assistance into sustainable employment. This is achieved through a comprehensive program of classes, life skills workshops, and internships. Once placed in an internship, students work on-site part-time, acquiring hands-on training in preparation for entry/reentry into the labor market.
New Entry is fortunate to have the volunteer intern services of Michael Lazarus, who is in a customer service administrative position. His valuable work in updating the extensive New Entry database will better situate New Entry to engage in new fundraising strategies and step up its fundraising capacity.
- Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Company, LLC
Magid Glove Company reached out to New Entry to offer and donate work gloves for use in our volunteer events. Each year, New Entry hosts over 100 volunteers who help us with various work projects on the farm. We move rock walls, clear brush, build infrastructure, and educate people where their food comes from while contributing to the practical business of keeping a multi-use farm in operation.
Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Magid Glove & Safety is America's leading manufacturer, importer, distributor and direct supplier of hand protection, protective clothing, first aid, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Founded in 1946 by Sam Magid, son-in-law Abe Cohen, and Abe's brother David Cohen, Magid Glove & Safety began operations as a manufacturer and supplier of leather work gloves to the Midwest's booming steel industry following World War II. Over the years, Magid has expanded its focus to include a wide range of personal protective equipment and developed close relationships with the nation's top manufacturing companies, working to provide them with the items their employees need to be productive and safe on the job. These relationships have endured the test of time thanks to Magid's continued commitment to delivering cost-effective, top-quality safety solutions.
New Entry has need for pro-bono services in the areas of:
- Graphic design & layout: development of marketing materials for outreach and layout of training publications
- Marketing: messaging and strategy to reach broad audiences of prospective farmers, consumers, and supporters
- Farming Mentors — Experienced farmers who wish to work one-on-one with New Entry beginning farmers in the classroom and in the field, to pass on skills and knowledge about farm business planning, production, and marketing.
New Entry also has need for donations of items. Our current wish list includes the following items:
- Storage Tubs/Harvest Crates
- Hoses and Wash Tubs
- Irrigation Equipment (pumps, pipe, connectors, sprinklers)
- Picnic Tables
- Hand Tools and Work Gloves for Farms
- Pop up Tents and Plastic Tables for Market