New Entry has worked for over 24 years to establish a model of local, regional, and national programming that strengthens local food systems by supporting new farmers. We serve and collaborate with the people, communities, and organizations in Massachusetts, the Northeast, and beyond.
2022 was a year of resourcefulness and resilience. We worked diligently to improve our capital assets on our incubator farm, support farmers with dozens of workshops on agricutlure technology, food safety, accessing federal programs, and to plan for the 2022 growing season. We faced a debilitating drought which impacted crops and yields, yet we accomplished much and made significant progress supporting new farmers, feeding our community, and bolstering our local, regional, and national food systems. We were able to bring back on-farm community events and host hundreds of visitors to the farm in 2022 through tours, networking events, farm-to-table dinners and our famous Pumpkin Smash. We hosted our national FIELD School in person after two years of virtual conferences with a successful event in Seattle, WA that built new connections and collaborations across the country. These efforts and more helped inform many of the new relationships and future strategic directions we are approaching with our work as we move forward in the year ahead. To dig into what we accomplished in 2022 and learn about our plans for 2023 - enjoy!