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Strawberry Workshop at Appleton Farm

Come to Appleton Farms in Ipswich for this strawberry culinary workshop!

These sweet, juicy red berries are back in season and what better way to celebrate this favorite than in the farm kitchen? We''ll create a fantastic menu of sweet & savory recipes featuring sun-kissed field strawberries as the star ingredient. Strawberry, Basil, & Goat Cheese Flatbread, Grilled Pork & Field Berry Salad with Hazelnuts, and delicious country-style Summer Strawberry Cake are just some of the dishes that will appear on this very special strawberry crop menu! This hands-on workshop includes instruction by professional chef Carolyn Grieco, printed recipe booklet and a full meal. BYOB beer and wine is allowed.

When: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 2-5pm
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North Andover Farmers' Market

North Andover Farmers Market every Sunday Through October 8, 2017. Photo: Rows at Appleton Farms by Bill O'Connor

The North Andover Farmers' Market brings local produce and foods to the heart of North Andover every Sunday!  The market will take place in the center of town at the intersection of First Street and Main Street. This market is organized through the cooperative efforts of local residents, business owners, and town officials. These volunteers, working within the North Andover Merchants Association, are committed to offering consumers an opportunity to have access to quality, locally grown produce and goods, right in the center of downtown North Andover

When: 
Sundays June 25-October 8, 2017 10am-2pm

Kids Healthy Smoothie Class at Whole Foods Andover

Free smoothie class for kids at Whole Foods Market in Andover hosted by Kids Cooking Green

This 50-minute free hands-on Healthy Smoothie Class provides children 8+ years old the opportunity to make a delicious and nutritious smoothies using local fruits, yogurt and 100% juices. Participants will learn about nutrition and the positive impact of eating healthy and local. Parents are asked to stay at the store for the duration of the class.  This class meets at the Whole Food Market location in Andover Massachusetts.

When: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10AM

Earth Day: Kids Cook and Grow

Kids will plant and cook on Earth Day at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts!!

Celebrate our Earth, farming, and delicious food with this fun hands-on planting and cooking experience! We’ll start in the teaching kitchen and get cooking. Kids will practice basic measuring and knife skills as we work together to whip up a tasty farm frittata with our own eggs. While our creation cooks kids will plant their own mini herb garden to take home. Learn about what plants need to survive and see what were planting in our own kitchen garden. Afterwards we’ll enjoy our snack together! Recommended for ages 6-10 but all are welcome! An adult must attend but there is no additional charge. Pre-registration is required. This program meets in the farm kitchen.

When: 
Saturday, April 22, 2017 10-11:30am
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Marblehead Health and Welness Fair

Van Otterloo YMCA in Marblehead Ma wiil host the annual Marblehead Health and Welness Fair

The Marblehad Chamber of Commerce invites you to the annual Health and Welness Fair! You will find a diverse collection of health & wellness professionals offering interactive displays and complimentary health screenings to the public. Attendees enjoyed prize giveaways and food samples from local experts who covererd an eclectic mix of topics from managing stress to dental care to the benefits of nutritional supplements!

When: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 9am-1pm

AJH: Breastfeeding Class - Haverhill

Breastfeeding technique and support class at Anna Jaques Hospital. Best Hospital for Families

Breastfeeding Classes are taught by Anna Jaques Hospital Lactation Consultants for mothers and their support person(s) to gain the knowledge and tools to help you successfully breast your baby.

When: 
Monday, February 6, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, February 20, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, March 6, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, March 20, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, April 3, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, April 17, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, May 1, 2017 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, May 15, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, June 5, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, June 19, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, July 10, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, July 17, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, August 7, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, August 21, 2017, 2:00pm-4:00pm

Cultures to Rinds: Cheese Making Fundamentals

Families will learn toshees making basics at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA

Our cheese making classes are back!  Join Appleton’s own award-winning cheese maker, Kristian Holbrook, for a hands-on cheese making class in our farm kitchen.  You’ll learn all the basics of cheese making, make your own mozzarella and ricotta to take home, and get a behind-the-scenes tour of our dairy operation and cheese cave.  Pre-registration required.

When: 
Saturday, January 7, 2017 10-Noon
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Carrot Club

Come see whats happening at the farm! Appleton Farms, Ipswich Massachusetts!

What better way to spend a summer afternoon then at Appleton Farms! Carrot Club us is our drop in, pop-up program outside the Appleton Farm Store every Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4pm. Drop in anytime between 2 and 3:45 for a fun farm craft, story or game. Activities will change every session so there is always something fun to try! Activities will average 15-20 minutes and will be guided by our farm educator. Make it a fun stop during your visit before exploring the Farm Store, picking up your CSA share, or taking a walk to visit our barnyard animals.

When: 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, July -August 2016
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Lahey Teddy Bear Clinic & Ice Cream Social

Lahey Health hosts the Third Annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Ice Cream Social As part of the Danvers Family Festival

Lahey Health hosts the Third Annual Teddy Bear Clinic and Ice Cream Social As part of the Danvers Family Festival.  bring your favorite stuffed animals to a Teddy Bear Clinic at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. The bears and other stuffed animals will explore health care experiences, providing children an opportunity to play doctor and learn about healthy habits from clinicians at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers. Does your child’s teddy bear or favorite snuggly toy need a check-up? No teddy bear? Don’t worry! The first 100 “doctors” will get a brand new teddy bear for participating.

When: 
Sunday, June 25, 2017 9-11am

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