Finding that Forever Farm
Edible Boston article about the challenges of finding and affording farmland in New England, featuring two of New Entry's graduates (Seona Ngufor and Rijk Gupta) seeking farmland to continue to grow and sustain their operations.
Feeding Massachusetts: Farms and Gardens Donate Their Harvest
Edible Boston article about New Entry's Food Hub and Food Access programs to support hunger relief and provide nutritious food to seniors and families.
Blooming and Booming: For Area Farmers, Raising Cut Flowers is a Beautiful Thing
Edible Boston article about Incubator Farmer, Emily G. Round and her Grounded Flower Farm and the importance of supporting locally grown flower growers.
Lincoln's Newest Farmer Hopes for Organic Growth
Lincoln Squirrel article featuring farmer and New Entry graduate, Mohammed Hannan of Hannan Agro Farms, who is successfully transitioning his operation to leased land in a supportive agricultural community. He even received a feature in the Weston Owl about his farmstand, check it out!
Forty Years after Coming to the US as a Cambodian Refugee Her Produce Business Thrives
Boston Globe Article featuring Phalla Nol, New Entry graduate and her entrepreneurial spirit, successful produce business, and continuing the legacy of her father's dream to farm.
From Farm to School
Salem News article about New Entry's Farm to School efforts with Salem Public Schools and Essex Tech Agricultural High School.
Supporting Food Access during the time of COVID
Boston Globe article featuring our partnership with Boston Area Gleaners to deliver food to families as part of the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program.
Helping Sow Seeds for Success
Wicked Local article on New Entry's move to Moraine Farm.
Laying Roots in Foreign Soil: Refugees Thrive in Urban Agriculture Roles
“Dirt”, an online food and agriculture information hub, featured New Entry for our comprehensive farmer training programs.
For Would-be Massachusetts Farmers, a Matchmaker that Knows the Land
New Entry was featured in this Boston Globe article regarding our GIS mapping program to sift through available land and identify farmable plots in towns around the Boston area.
Small Scale Farmers Weather Challenging Season
New Entry was featured in this on-line EcoMass article which highlights challenges facing beginning farmers during their start-up phase.
A World of Fresh Flavor - Local Farms, Global Farmers in Unique Lowell Program
This Lowell Life article features New Entry farmers and their participation in the World PEAS CSA.
New Entry has been recognized for its impactful work by major organizations:
Harvard Pilgrim Foundation's Community Spirit Award
In 2013, New Entry was recognized by the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation for their low-income food access initiative. Each Harvard Pilgrim employee has the opportunity to award $500 to a local organization each year. The program was started in 2002, to commemorate Harvard Pilgrim members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Farm Service Agency Award
In 2012, New Entry was recognized by the FSA for significant contributions in expanding programs and services to underserved communities, as well as demonstrating outstanding leadership in expanding targeted groups participation in FSA programs and services through their development of “Your Guide to FSA Farm Loans.”
Glynwood Harvest Award
In 2006, New Entry was recognized with the Glynwood Harvest Connecting Communities, Farmers and Food Award. Glynwood Center helps communities address change in ways that conserve local culture and natural resources while strengthening economic well being. Glynwood Center created the Harvest Awards program in 2003 to highlight work by individuals and organizations who are doing an exceptional job of supporting local and regional agriculture. The Awards help to identify and disseminate “best practice” ideas that will inspire others to take action within their own communities and build urban/rural coalitions in support of regional farmers.
In nominating New Entry, August Schumacher Jr., former Massachusetts Commissioner of Food and Agriculture and senior official at the USDA, wrote that New Entry: “…represents an excellent model for replication in other states, and initiatives in Maine, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and elsewhere have already been modeled on their work. It is innovative; it has strong local, regional and national support; and it is stimulating a rapid expansion of new immigrant farming initiatives across the region and the country.”