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.
Document that describes the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) compliant vegetable wash station at one of New Entry's incubator farm sites in Dracut, MA, including modifications that were made to the original design, developed by the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture.
PDF outline of a powerpoint presentation for farmers reviewing basics of business planning, including definitions, necessary components, how to write a business plan, developing a marketing and financial plan, and review of AgPlan software. All Regions. English Level: Intermediate. Farming Level: Intermediate. Literacy Level: Moderate. Keywords: Business plan, marketing, financial assessment.
Word document checklist for farmers to assess the completeness of a developed business plan. All regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginner. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: Business plan, market, marketing, product, competition, sales, operations, personnel, management, financial
Check list for businesses that can be used for reflection on a variety of factors influencing business development: product/ services, markets, competition, product development, marketing and sales, operations, management, and financial planning.
Basic canning instructions adapted from Ball, outlining the steps to safely store high acid foods, like sauce, jam, and chutney: boiling jars of food to remove air, preventing spoilage and food-borne illness.