New Lands Farm
New Lands Farm works to provide refugee and immigrant farmers with the tools and resources they need to access land and agricultural opportunities in Central and Western Massachusetts. The program provides training and technical assistance to new and experienced growers in producing and selling familiar and ethnic vegetables at local farmers markets, grocery stores, and through a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. New Lands Farm empowers new Americans through agriculture projects to honor their food traditions, earn supplemental income, and contribute in a meaningful way to their new community and the local food system.
Access to urban gardening sites and nearby farmland
Access to and assistance with obtaining seeds, gardening tools, and farm equipment
Financial planning and assistance with marketing and small farm business development
Extensive trainings and workshops on production strategies and techniques appropriate to the regional climate
A network of supportive partners, mentors, and experts in the field
Join us in celebrating National Welcoming Week and recognizing the contributions of refugees and immigrants in our neighborhoods and communities. New Lands Farm will host a pop-up market with farms tours and fun. Spend a beautiful fall afternoon on the farm learning about our
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Welcoming Springfield Farm Tour & Farmer's Market
New Lands Farm
334 Birnie Ave, West Springfield
program and meeting a few of the farmers involved in the marketing collective.
Part of the Welcoming Massachusetts/Welcoming America Initiative
Encouraging Informed Conversation and Promoting Understanding