Category Archives: New Entry news

This Thursday: Our Annual Open Farms Tour

Join New Entry this Thursday for our 6th Annual Open Farms Tour! Date: Thursday, August 1st (Rain or Shine!) Time: 4:45 – 7:45 pm Location: starting at Ogonowski Memorial Fields, 126 Jones Ave., Dracut, MA; and visit to a 2nd incubator … Continue reading

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Farmer Profile: Erin Stack

 By Trevor Cullen, UMass Lowell Writing Student  Buying a farm with two months of vague farming experience is not the traditional way to pursue a career in agriculture. Neither is making the transition from art professor to farmer, but Erin … Continue reading

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In Memory: Mr. Kim

By Matthew Himmel, former New Entry and World PEAS Marketing Manager If you have ever bought amaranth greens, water spinach, Asian cucumbers or bitter melon at the Lowell Farmers Market or received them in your World PEAS CSA share, most … Continue reading

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Becca Weaver: Farmland Advisor

New Entry’s own Becca Weaver has been selected to participate in Farmland Advisors, a new training program on farm transfer and farmland access options designed for professionals working with farmers and landowners. With nearly 25 percent of the farmland in … Continue reading

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Farmland matching in the Boston Globe

A Boston Globe article this week focuses on New Entry’s farmland matching program, including the story of New Entry farmer Seona. Congratulations to Becca Weaver, our Farmland Matching Coordinator, for the well-deserved credit!

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New Entry’s Newest Addition: Eero Ruuttila

New Entry is excited to introduce our new Technical Assistance and Incubator Farm Site Coordinator, Eero Ruuttila. Eero (pronounced “arrow”) comes to New Entry from Siena Farms in Sudbury, Mass., but he is best known in these parts for his … Continue reading

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Workshop Highlights: Temple Grandin

On August 30, New Entry had the privilege of co-coordinating a Cattle Behavior and Handling Workshop with the Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, featuring guest speaker Dr. Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin is nationally renowned for her work on understanding … Continue reading

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New Entry’s 5th Annual Farm Tour: They Came, They Saw, They Stayed for Some Appetizers

New Entry opened its training farms to the public during their 5th Annual Open Farms Tour August 2nd.  Guests visited with four New Entry graduates at four farms in Dracut, to learn about what motives New Entry farmers, discuss soil … Continue reading

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Pest management workshop for refugees at Lutheran Social Services

On Wednesday, Farmland Coordinator Becca Weaver left the office to venture out to New Lands Farm, run by Lutheran Social Services (LSS), to teach their program participants about pest management.  The workshop participants were refugees and two translators were present … Continue reading

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A new video about New Entry, and Adisson and Seona driving a tractor

Have a look at this this excellent video Molly Bedell made about New Entry! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdC6rcd9uHM&feature=youtu.be As he talks about planning for the growing season, New Entry farmer Adisson Toussaint has a line in this video that pretty much sums up why … Continue reading

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