Reasons to Support New Entry
New Entry is comitted to creating a healthy food environment for New England communities. 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 World PEAS CSA 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.
$90 - Provides for two hours of custom tractor service for forming beds or tilling soil for a farmer at one of our incubator training farms.
$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.
$2,500 - Purchases a season of fresh fruits and vegetables from a New Entry farmer for a low-income summer youth lunch program or other food justice initiative.
$10,000 - Builds a 10 x 30 equipment storage facility and shop at New Entry's Incubator Training Farms.
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. Below is a partial list of donations received:
West Middle School - Andover, MA
West Middle School donated $238.00 worth of gloves, tools, and buckets to New Entry. 90 of the Middle School's students and school staff also donated their invaluable time and used these items to help us at the 2 incubator farm sites in Dracut, MA. It was inspiring to see all of that youthful energy so generously engaged and at the same time, to expose the next generation to locally grown produce.
Comstock Ferre & Co. - Wethersfield, CT
Comstock Ferre & Co. gifted 2015 catalogs and seeds to provide to our New Entry farmers. The items were given to our Farm Business Planning students of 2014-2015 and will continue to be passed out to all our beginning farmers! This donation supports sucess stories for New Entry farmers that are just starting out. The start-up of a farm business is very capital intensive and any items are helpful. All of our farmers have a strong passion for growing food to feed their local communities and are firmly prepared to tackle the risks and rewards of farming.
Susan Keroes - Tigard, OR
Susan Keroes was relocating and donated drip irrigation, hoses and other gardening equipment from her previous residency for the World PEAS CSA in the spring of 2012. New Entry staff work one-on-one with farmer trainees, many of whom are economicaloy and socially disadvantaged, to help them establish their own farm business enterprises and increase their level of self-sufficiency. Susan's gift allows World PEAS farmers to have access to irrigation equipment which is vital to the success of their businesses.
Jericho Road - Concord, MA
Jericho Road (JR) provides New Entry with valuable pro-bono services in the areas of strategic planning, marketing and meeting facilitation as New Entry moves toward redefining its strategic plan. JR bridges communities by matching the professional talents of volunteers with the needs of community based non-profit organizations and businesses to promote community development, strengthen social services, and enrich the lives of volunteers.
PJ Keating - Dracut, MA
PJ Keating came to the rescue of New Entry (twice!) as to assist in infrastructure improvement at our incubator training sites in Dracut, MA. In 2007, they donated 26 tons of 1.5”stones for installation of a well. In 2011, they donated crushed stone to fill the entrance way for farmer and guest access at the Ogonowski fields. Farmers will reap the rewards of these benefits for years to come. P.J. Keating Company is a leading manufacturer of construction earth product in the Northeast. Founded in 1923, today P. J. Keating operates aggregate quarrying, crushing and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities at 4 locations.
Magid Glove and Safety Manufacturing Company, LLC - Chicago, IL
Magid Glove Company donated work gloves for use in our volunteer events. Each year, New Entry hosts over 100 volunteers who help us with various work projects on the farm. We move rock walls, clear brush, build infrastructure, while educating people regarding multi-farmer incubator operations. Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Magid Glove & Safety is America's leading manufacturer, importer, distributor and direct supplier of hand protection, protective clothing, first aid, and personal protective equipment.
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:
•Irrigation Equipment (pumps, pipe, connectors, sprinklers)
•Hand Tools and Work Gloves for volunteer work days