Upcoming Events

7.26.18 // 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Land Access Workshop for New Farmers

If you are a new farmer who needs access to land, New Entry can help you understand your options! We have a new, free workshop to help new farmers identify their land needs and navigate the land procurement process.

8.2.18 // 4:30pm to 7:00pm

11th Annual Farm Tour

Each year, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project opens our ‘doors’ and welcomes the community for a tour at our incubator farm sites for an afternoon of fun and farming in the field! The tour gives an insider’s view of the beginning farmer incubator training sites and what it takes to farm on ¼ acre. Use this opportunity to learn from project farmers and staff about our beginning farmer training programs, our farmland preservation efforts, and farm employment resources. Discover what motivates New Entry farmers and hear first-hand the challenges and joys of starting a small farm business. And most importantly, explore where your food comes from! Also, enjoy some delicious appetizers made with locally-grown produce right from the farms. Our two incubator farms in Dracut, MA are located at 126 Jones Ave. and 25 Wildlife Way. The event is free and open to all New Entry friends and supporters. The Farm Tour will happen rain or shine! Note that our farm site is not handicap accessible. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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Dennis, Ari, and Bryan learn how to take a soil test at our class on nutrient management in June.

New Entry goes back to the basics with Dig In, our crop production course for new farmers

This growing season, New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is holding a brand new class that teaches students everything they need to know about producing crops! Our first class has 30 students enrolled, all of them excited to learn how to produce vegetable crops. The course started in April with indoor sessions for topics such as crop planning and introduction to sustainable agriculture and in May the class moved outdoors to New Entry’s incubator farm in Dracut for hands-on activities and field demonstrations.

Land Access Workshop for New Farmers

Access to farmland remains one of the top challenges that new farmers face. New Entry is hosting a free workshop to help new farmers identify their land needs and navigate the land procurement process.