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.
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
This option gives you the best value 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!
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.
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:
We are working to ensure that 2021 pickup sites are in line with COVID precautions. If you would like to recommend a pickup site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure that you're site can host a minimum of 20 customers.
We are working to provide home delivery options for 2021. If you are interested in paying a fee for home delivery, please email us at email@example.com
701 Cabot St, Beverly, MA 01915
Tuesdays 3pm - 6pm
2501 Mystic Valley Parkway
Tuesday 3pm - 6pm
45 Day St., Somerville, MA 02144
Tuesday 12:00PM - 9:00PM
150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111
Thursday 11:00AM - 5:00PM
213 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730
Wednesday 3:00PM - 7:00PM
78 Ridge St. Winchester, MA 01890
Tuesday 2:00PM- 5:00PM
|Frequently Asked Questions|
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 of healthy and culturally appropriate foods in under-served areas through production of locally grown foods.
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.