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Update: More hoophouse resources

Our Winter Hoophouse Workshop led by Adam Montri is now available online! See the videos here: http://www.dogooder.tv/Orgs/NESFP/default.aspx?MovieID=3409 Also, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has announced a new pilot project under the ‘Know Your Farmer, Know … Continue reading

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Hoophouse workshop a hit

New Entry’s first Winter Growing and Hoophouse Workshop was a hands-down success, attracting 39 enthusiastic participants who left with a wealth of information about using hoophouses to grow vegetables in winter. The course was held at the Casey Family Services … Continue reading

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Staring down old man winter

The New England winter is around the corner with its short days and cold temperatures – not the ideal conditions for growing vegetables. So what? New Entry is offering three winter skills workshops to help growers extend the season and … Continue reading

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Reaching New Audiences With Distance Learning

By their nature, local food systems are contained by geography – but no one said that rule need apply to information! New Entry’s offices are located in Eastern Massachusetts, but soon beginning farmers all over the world will be able … Continue reading

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NESFP Farm Tour 2009 A Huge Success

On August 6, 2009, New Entry’s annual Farm Tour became our biggest public event ever. More than 100 visitors – ranging from World Peas CSA farm shareholders, other local agriculture producers, people interested in local sustainable agriculture, to curious neighbors … Continue reading

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Photos from Weed Management Training Session – At Last!

After a bit of technical confusion, the NESFP blog has photo capabilities once again! Here are some images of last month’s Weed Management Training course, which was a blog feature on July 10th. Various techniques were taught, including flame weeding, … Continue reading

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White House Garden Brings Local Agriculture to National Forefront

The importance of locally-grown produce is finally returning to the forefront of American consciousness, thanks in part to the new organic garden First Lady Michelle Obama has had planted at the White House. If you’re reading this blog, chances are … Continue reading

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Field Training Course Tackles Weeds

Spring and Summer Field Training Courses are underway! On Thursday, June 25th, a dozen or so of our New Entry farmers and other would-be farmers joined Mackenzie at Richardson’s Farm for a course in Weed Management. A bit of theory … Continue reading

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Celebrate Local Food on the 4th!

Greetings! Harvest season has returned, and with that, so has New Entry Sustainable Farming Project’s blog! We have lots to tell you about what we’ve been doing and what we have planned, but for now – just a quick heads … Continue reading

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2009 World PEAS CSA Shares are Available – Sign Up Now!

Sign up for the World PEAS CSA, and receive 18 weekly distributions of fresh, seasonal vegetables grown by New Entry and other local farmers. The CSA also offers fruit and winter share options. To get a copy of the brochure, … Continue reading

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