New Entry Sustainable Farming Project will be holding its annual Fall Harvest Festival on Sunday September 27 from 1-4pm in Dracut, MA:
First, meet immigrant farmers whose experience with New Entry has inspired international initiatives to improve conditions in farmers’ homeland communities. Second, help us inaugurate our new incubator training site, located near the intersection of Route 113 and Jones Ave in Dracut.
This event will also provide the chance to speak with project staff and farmers to learn about our beginning farmer training programs, our efforts to preserve endangered farmland, and to connect folks to farm employment and healthy food. Meet and network with other project supporters who believe in our mission.
The 2009 Fall Harvest Festival will feature three New Entry farmers working to share their knowledge, skills, and assistance to folks in their home countries. Join New Entry and this year’s featured farmers:
Adisson Toussaint (NE’08), Haiti
Nikki Makarutsa (NE’07), Zimbabwe
Note: Nikki was featured on NPR’s Here and Now with Robin Young and on Morning Edition. Listen to the broadcast.
Mr. Visoth Kim (NE’04), Cambodia
- Enjoy Live Music by Marie Duprey with Michael Ross and Gail & Allen Wiegner.
- Shop at our Farmers Market!
- Feast on delicious ethnic food sold by local vendors.
- Enjoy Hayrides, games for kids & adults, and visit our Petting Zoo!
Bring a blanket and chairs for enjoying the afternoon of music, food, and fun.
New Entry provides hands on training and technical assistance to a multi-cultural beginning farmer audience, including immigrants and refugees, as they do their part to help sustain Massachusetts agriculture and provide fresh, healthy food to our local communities. To learn more about New Entry, visit their website: www.nesfp.org
Suggested donation, at the door: $ 10