Reasons to Support New Entry
New Entry is comitted to creating a healthy food environment for New England and other communities across the country. We are on the cutting edge of growing a vibrant, resilient food system - one where communities have a diversity of successful farm “agripreneurs” of all scales and enterprises - who are growing fresh, healthy food on active working landscapes to feed their communities. We believe that access to fresh, locally grown food is critically important to our long-term food security, and we must preserve food production knowledge by training the next generation of farmers and food producers to succeed. We coordiante an expanding food access program for local, low-income individuals through New Entry's Food Hub. New Entry is also a model for similar organizations across the country. We are working at a national scale to replicate our success and reach beyond the borders of Massachusetts to help other communities rejuvenate their food environment. This benefits not only local farmers and the land, but communities as a whole.
Featured Event: Support our Teams in the 2023 Gibbet Hill Cattle Run!
Support our Teams in the 2023 Gibbet Hill Cattle Run!
On Wednesday, June 28th, six of our intrepid staff and summer interns will be trekking up the Gibbet Hill in Groton, MA dodging cow patties, nimbly traversing livestock trails, and sloshing in mud to raise funds for New Entry's farmer training programs. Please consider joining this year's teams as they form a relay of 3 team members who will each complete two, 14 mile loops up the big hill, passing the veggie baton between team members. This is not a race for the faint of heart, but it's for a great cause! Can you help cheer our teams on by helping them reach their fundraising goals? We aim to raise $1,50o per team ($3,000 total) and we need your help! Please feel free to make your contributions here to cheer on our dedicated runners:
Thank you in advance for helping us reach our goals and finishing strong!
$90 - Provides for two hours of custom tractor service for forming beds or seeding soil building cover crops for a farmer at our incubator training farm.
$120 - Pays for two hours of one-on-one technical assistance for a limited resource farmer to address weed management, pest management, or irrigation issues on his/her field.
$500 - Pays for a new farmer's tuition in New Entry's Farm Business planning course and practical skills training.
$5,000 - Purchases a season of fresh fruits and vegetables from a New Entry farmer for 25 seniors over 10 weeks or for other food justice initiatives.
$10,000 - Builds a 10 x 30 equipment storage facility and shop at New Entry's Incubator Training Farm.
Please donate now. Select the Friedman School of Nutrition and specify that you would like your donation to be directed to the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. Thank you!
New Entry has benefited from many in-kind donations from individuals, organizations and companies. We are grateful for gifts of time and donated supplies.
Help New Entry Grow!
New Entry is always welcoming and in need of volunteers.
New Entry also has need for donations of items. Our current wish list includes the following items:
- Picnic Tables
- Perennial plants to beautify our office and training center landscape
- Hand Tools, Felco trimmers, and Work Gloves for volunteer work days
Thank you to EasyDigging.com for their recent donation of Tools for the Incubator Farm!