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New Entry Food Hub

   Local food. Strong communities.

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and Food Access Programs

 

Purchasing a New Entry CSA share helps provide the training and technical assistance to successfully prepare the next generation of farmers in Massachusetts. Additionally, share revenues provide micro-loans to local farmers and help fund the food access work performed by our staff. 

Why New Entry Food Hub's CSA?

New Entry focuses on helping small-scale beginning farmers establish and grow their businesses. We are unique as a multi-producer program: instead of the produce all coming from one single farm, our produce is grown by over 20 mixed vegetable farms, and a variety of local orchards and berry farmers. New Entry farmers grow crops on less than 2 acres of land, and many have limited English language skills, lack reliable transportation, and possess minimal computer literacy—all of which are needed to be able to develop an individual CSA. New Entry CSA provides a reliable market for these farmers by aggregating produce and distributing it through our CSA program. Your purchase of a CSA share from New Entry allows us to continue training beginning farmers to access new markets and allows us to bring fresh and nutritious produce to underserved communities through Food Access.

CSA Details:

We are offering two different CSA options to provide the most flexibility for you! 

Choose between a Traditional Farm Share for the best value or CSA Your Way to choose your own produce each week. 

You can opt in at any time -- we will pro-rate the share to reflect the number of boxes you actually receive. When you order a traditional CSA, please indicate when you would like to start receiving your share.

Pick Up Locations:

Downtown Boston: Tufts Friedman School, Chinatown
150 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111
Tuesdays 3-6 pm

Medford: 
12 Whitman Rd
12 Whitman Rd, Medford MA 02155
Tuesdays 3-6 pm

Bedford: 
MITRE, employees-only. Wednesdays 11:30 am - 2:30 pm...subject to change.


Beverly: 
New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
733 Cabot Street, Beverly
Tuesdays 3-6pm

Somerville: American Flatbread, Davis Square
45 Day Street, Somerville MA 02144
Tuesdays 12-9pm

Home Delivery
Available for areas in and around Salem, Medford, Somerville, Cambridge, & Beverly. Email us to see if home delivery works for your address :) 
$10 weekly


Traditional Farm Share - Commit to a weekly delivery!

Our selection of the best seasonal produce each week from our network of small-scale farmers. We recommend one share for 2 average omnivore adults.

This option gives you the best value. This share is for those who enjoy the challenge of a farm share that may contain new and exciting vegetables to try!

If your household has allergies, picky eaters, or limited time to experiment we recommend that you check out our new Choose Your Own CSA share options!

The rates below can be adjusted based on when you opt in to the program. We will pro-rate your share to be $37.50 per week. 

Full Season Farm Share: $750* for 20 weeks June 13 – October 24
Summer Season Farm Share: $400* for 10 weeks June 13 – August 15
Fall Season Farm Share: $400* for 10 weeks August 22 – October 24

*We accept SNAP/HIP. Please email foodhub@tufts.edu to get set up in our system as a SNAP customer.

CSA Your Way - Order what you want, when you want!

Weekly custom CSA share delivery from June 13 – October 24. Order between 5 pm Wednesday and 12 pm Friday for delivery the following week. Pre-pay for extra credits or order and pay each week you choose exactly what vegetables and fruits you’d like and in what quantity from our network of beginning and immigrant farmers. We will assemble your order and deliver to the pick up location of your choosing. Pre-load greater amounts for larger credits. We accept SNAP/HIP (email foodhub@tufts.edu for more info.) 

$200 = $200 farm share credits
$400 = $410 farm share credits
$600 = $630 farm share credits
$800 = $860 farm share credits
$1000 = $1100 farm share credits

There is no limit to what combinations of products that you order but we do ask that you order a minimum of $20 per week to help cover the cost of packing and delivery. We reserve the right to cancel any orders less than $20.



About Us

New Entry’s Food Hub program was created to provide technical assistance in crop planning, harvest and post-harvest handling, invoicing, and other farm marketing logistics to early-stage producers.  New Entry’s CSA and food access programs are coordinated by the Food Hub program and support new and beginning farmers in wholesale and retail marketing, by providing an opportunity to sell wholesale and continue to receive training and feedback on crop quality, packaging, crop forecasting, and customer communications while preparing them to enter other, more traditional markets in the future.


Mission

 The New Entry Food Hub aims to build long-term economic self-reliance and food security among farmers in eastern Massachusetts and their communities and to expand access o
f healthy and culturally appropriate foods in under-served areas through production of locally grown foods.