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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:

Based on member feedback for the 2020 season we will be offering two different CSA options to offer the most flexibility for you! Choose between a traditional farm share box for the best value or pre-purchase farm share credits and choose your own produce each week. 

Traditional Farm Share Box

Our selection of the best seasonal produce each week from our network of beginning and immigrant farmers. We recommend one share for 2 average omnivore adults.

This option gives you the best value (~$38 of produce/week) but the least flexibility. 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!

Full Season Farm Share: $675* for 20 weeks June 15 – October 30
Summer Season Farm Share: $370* for 10 weeks June 15 – August 21
Fall Season Farm Share: $370* for 10 weeks August 24 – October 30

*Register before CSA Day, February 25th 2020, to save an additional 5% off the cost of the Traditional Farm Share Box.

Click here to purchase your 2020 New Entry Food Hub Farm Share!

CSA Your Way

 Weekly custom CSA share delivery from June 15 – October 30. Pre-pay in $200 increments and 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.

$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. 




 Need meal inspiration? Check out our Produce & Recipes page!

Pickup locations in Eastern Massachusetts:

Waldorf School at Moraine Farm

701 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915

Tuesdays 3pm - 6pm 

Low contact pick up

Endicott College - Callahan Center

376 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915

*On hold due to Covid-19 campus closings*

Cape Ann Farmers Market

Stage Fort Park, Gloucester, MA 01930

Thursday 3:00PM - 6:30PM

Low contact pick up 

Tufts University - Dewick Dining Hall

25 Latin Way, Medford, MA 02155 

Tuesday 4pm - 6pm 

*Off campus pick up location TBD until campus re-opens*

Low contact pick up

Pemberton Farms Marketplace

2225 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140 

Tuesday 12:00PM - 9:00PM

Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition - Jaharis Family Center

150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111

Thursday 11:00AM - 5:00PM

Low contact pick up

Flatbread Company

213 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730

Wednesday 3:00PM - 7:00PM

Low contact pick up











 Frequently Asked Questions



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.

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.