Author Archives: Sam Anderson

The New MPPU: It’s Real!

Yeah, yeah, so this blog has been stuck on chickens lately. I promise to move on in the next post, but first, exciting news: our second mobile poultry processing unit is almost done! The final details are being worked out … Continue reading

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Chicken Processing Is All the Rage

Thanks to CISA for including us in their newsletter! If you have more questions about chicken processing or are interested in renting the MPPU, email Sam (sanderson@comteam.org). The part about the MPPU is below, and you can read the whole … Continue reading

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The Beef Cattle School in Pictures

Our final livestock field school of the year was the Beef Cattle School, and we finished strong, with over 40 participants and a big-name speaker, Dr. Robert Smith, who came all the way from Oklahoma. So, on to the pictures: … Continue reading

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The Sheep School in Pictures

We had our Sheep School last month with solid turnout and excellent speakers – you know, the norm. Here are some of the highlights: We had something new this year: Betty Levin brought her collies to show us how to … Continue reading

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Beth and Takashi – Living the Dream!

Beth Suedmeyer and Takashi Tada, recent graduates of New Entry’s Farm Business Planning course, get some recognition for their efforts in Ayer, thanks to the Green Ayer News blog: Many of us have probably daydreamed at one time or another, … Continue reading

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Poultry processing has a new home: on the road

There is a lot of squawking going on lately about local meat production. While access to fresh local produce is now available to many folks in Massachusetts, you will probably find it much more difficult to buy a pound of … Continue reading

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AP Article About New Entry!

An AP reporter and photographer came by the farms recently to do a story on New Entry. Well, the story came out this morning, and it has already been picked up by almost 250 news outlets! Here it is (with … Continue reading

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Beef Workshop Videos Online

Thanks to the efforts of video producer extraordinaire John Dorman and the camera work of Ronit Ridberg, last fall’s Beef Workshop is online in its entirety! Part 1 http://www.dogooder.tv/Orgs/NESFP/default.aspx?MovieID=3814 Part 2 http://www.dogooder.tv/Orgs/NESFP/default.aspx?MovieID=3813 Part 3 http://www.dogooder.tv/Orgs/NESFP/default.aspx?MovieID=3811 Part 4 http://www.dogooder.tv/Orgs/NESFP/default.aspx?MovieID=3810 Part 5 … Continue reading

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Backyard Poultry Workshop Day

About 40 people showed at Pete & Jen’s Backyard Birds in Concord as our own Jennifer Hashley played host to a poultry field school as part of the NOFA/Mass Statewide Backyard Poultry Workshop Day. Participants saw firsthand what a successful … Continue reading

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New farmer Deena Sao

Deena Sao is a student of nursing and education, a Born-Again Christian, and a homeschooler of her four kids. And now, she’s a farmer with the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project. She discovered the NESFP through a simple internet search … Continue reading

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