Have you ever wondered where milk comes from? On this special program designed especially for our young farm friends, we’ll enjoy calf close encounters, a cow story and costume, a tour of the milking barn to see our cows being milked and more! Learn why cows have big ears, how much milk they make and how we turn it into delicious cheese.
We'll be celebrating our unique farm history and all things dairy during a Sunday, June 17, Open House event. This “farm-tastic” occasion will highlight the recently completed dairy store and dairy plant as well as the opening of the new visitor center.
Tour Appleton Farms in a new way: on skis! Learn about the history of Appleton Farms and the Appleton Family while enjoying a true New England winter wonderland. Warm-up in our visitor center with a hot drink and a tour of the house.
Join The Trustees of Reservations, the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, and Project Adventure, Inc for a fun day of activities for Trails & Sails 2019! The festival offers tours, kid-friendly fun, farm animals, lectures, homemade goodies and storytelling activities sponsored by the six non-profit organizations that own and manage the 170-acre farm. Moraine Farm is permanently protected conservation land along the shores of Wenham Lake that includes meadows, woodlands and formal gardens as well as farmland. The landscape was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1880s and its woodlands are studded with mature rhododendron stands and azaleas.
Join The Trustees of Reservations, the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, and Project Adventure, Inc for an Open House at Moraine Farm. Visit our newest Community Supported Agriculture Program, our friends, and partners for a lovely day on a beautiful property! . The event will showcase the non-profit organizations that share this distinctive North Shore property - The Trustees of Reservations, Essex County Greenbelt Association, Project Adventure, Inc, and Waldorf School at Moraine Farm!
Smolak Farms is hosting a classic and Antique Car Show right on the Farm! Classic and Antique Cars will be on display, plus there will be lots of fun family activities that include hayrides, pick your own fruit, live music, baked goods, FREE arts and craft activities for kids, an animal area, a playground, bouncy houses and duck races!
Appleton Farms needs volunteers for their Flower Project service learning program that engages youth in the planning, growing, cutting and arranging of flowers. The program culminates as participants deliver their arrangements weekly to area nursing homes and hospice patients. The program meets weekly in July and August. Teens are encouraged to sign up for the whole Summer season.
Join The Trustees of Reservations at the farm as we celebrate Mother’s Day and the arrival of spring in a very special way. You’ll learn some professional tips & techniques while preparing a tasty brunch featuring both sweet & savory seasonal dishes.
March is the time for sugaring in New England! Appleton keeps this very special tradition alive by tapping the farms beautiful maple trees and producing wood-fired, small batch syrup. We will begin the workshop by enjoying a leisurely walk around the farmstead to show you how sap is harvest and collected. We will make sure to stop along the way and visit our very own sugar shack.
Wednesday, September 18
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