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2021 New Entry Annual Report

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New Entry has worked for over 20 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.

The end of 2020 (post-election!) and all of 2021 continued to be a whirlwind of shifting uncertainty and figuring out the “new normal” at New Entry and beyond. We worked diligently to figure out how to support farmers to plan for the 2021 growing season. We were not clear how the markets would hold and how to support farmers to either grow more or scale back, to continue to offer home delivery, resume sales at farmers’ markets, or plan to scale up for a return of institutional demand. Yet, we accomplished much and made significant progress supporting new farmers, feeding our community, and bolstering our local, regional, and national food systems.  In reflecting over 2021, one of the core themes that emerged for us has been community and connection. The pandemic reinforced the importance of both in ways no one could have predicted, but we hope will have lasting impacts on how society values our relationship to the natural world, to our food system, and to one another. Farmers sit at the nexus of all of these intersections and provide inroads to connect with the land, with the food that sustains us, and
connect us to one another. That community and connection helped inform much of the new relationships and future strategic directions we are approaching with our work as we move forward.  To dig into what we accomplished in 2021 and learn about our plans for 2022, our 2021 Annual Report is now available - enjoy!

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2020 Apprenticeship Infographic

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2020 New Entry Annual Report

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New Entry has worked for over 20 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.

This year, despite all of the turmoil and uncertainty, New Entry instead choose to be of service and leverage our resources to confront the weaknesses and inequities in the food system and double down on our mission to improve access to local and regional food.  Our foundational work in farmer training and support continued in earnest. We doubled the number of incubator farmers at Moraine Farm, transitioned our programming online and reached more new farmers across the regional remotely. Our Food Hub expanded the CSA and launched new collaborations with our food access partners to bring weekly deliveries of fruits and vegetables to those most in need. Our national programs supported farmer training organizations to share COVID-19 adaptation strategies and our annual FIELD School virtually reached over 250 participants. And we accomplished so much more.  To learn more about these initiatives, our programming, and a comprehensive overview of the year, our 2020 Annual Report is now available.

4.16.19 // 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Prospective BFRDP Application Webinar

Webinar hosted by USDA NIFA staff to discuss BFRDP program and new RFA. You can use the link below to gain access to the meeting or call in the conference call line 1-888-844-9904, Access code: 6824450.

2018 New Entry Food Hub Annual Report

View our 2018 Annual Report for details of our Food Hub programs and operations last year! 

5.29.18 // 1:00pm to 2:15pm

Intro to BFRDP Grant Program

Join us to learn more about the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. We'll review a general overview of the program, application information, and implications of the upcoming Farm Bill re-authorization. Presented by Allison Goin, Strategic Development & Program Design Consultant; Jan Perez, Social Science Research and Education Specialist at the Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) at the University of California Santa Cruz; and Juli Obudzinski, Deputy Policy Director at National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Applicant Survey: Feedback on the BFRDP Application Process and Technical Assistance Needs

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Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP)
Applicant Survey: Feedback on the BFRDP Application Process and
Technical Assistance Needs

FY 2017 Indicators of Success Report

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FY 2017 Indicators of Success Report

4.17.18 // 6:00pm to 9.25.18 // 9:00pm

Intro to Crop Production Course

The course will teach you everything need to know to get started in sustainable commercial vegetable production, with no experience necessary!

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