the 8th Annual New Entry Fundraiser:

Reimagining the Path to the Family Farm

the 8th Annual New Entry Fundraiser:

Reimagining the Path to the Family Farm

In the next two decades, a significant number of our nation's aging farmers will retire without someone to take over the land creating a critical need for new farmers and food producers.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (New Entry), a program working to address this challenge by training and supporting beginning and immigrant farmers and partnering with local and national organizations to build a strong network of skilled farmers and ranchers.

The Event


This year, we are pleased to host the annual fundraiser at the award-winning Inn at Hastings Park/Artistry on the Green in Lexington, Massachusetts.

We have added a special Cocktail Reception to provide new and returning supporters with an opportunity to learn more about New Entry and meet some of its farmer graduates and staff. Following the reception, we will host our traditional Dinner prepared by the Artistry on the Green’s Chef Lucas Sousa with wine accompaniments. Dinner guests will be welcomed with a champagne toast and light appetizers.

Whether you choose to attend the Cocktail Reception or Dinner, or both, we hope that you enjoy a wonderful evening with delicious food and wine in support of a local program whose impact is felt within our greater Boston area community and across the country.

The Details


The Inn at Hastings Park/Artistry on the Green
2027 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, Massachusetts

Monday, May 8, 2017

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


6:30 - 9:30 p.m.


New Entry Mission and History



New Entry’s mission is to improve our local and regional food systems by training the next generation of farmers to produce food that is sustainable, nutritious, and culturally-appropriate and making this food accessible to individuals regardless of age, mobility, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.  In doing this work, we provide critical training, career development, and economic opportunity to new farmers.


Launched in 1998 by Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, New Entry sought to develop a cost-effective strategy to integrate recent immigrants and refugees with farming backgrounds into Massachusetts agriculture. 

A decade later the program expanded to beginning farmers of all backgrounds and it continues to grow. New Entry now serves local, statewide, and national audiences through comprehensive farmer training and technical assistance, land access, and direct market support programs; facilitation of collaborative partnerships; and national technical assistance and resource sharing with other beginning farmer organizations. 


Host Committee and Event Partners

Thank you to our growing list of host committee and partners who make this event possible.

Martyn Botfield
Nancy Heselton
Trisha Perez Kennealy
Omar Khudari
Charles Lamb
Linda Lee
Lynn Schenk
Jennifer Hashley


Please contact Holly Cariddi, Director of Annual Giving (617) 636-6692


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