Ipswich, Massachusetts 01938

Farm Inspired Crafts and Cocoa for Kids

Kids will enjoy crafts and cocoa at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts!

Join us in the farmhouse for a craft making party! Leave your hat and mittens at the door and come get creative with our Farm Educator. While the farm animals are hunkered down and the wild animals are hibernating, we will use the winter landscape as our inspiration. Hot chocolate will be available in the farm kitchen throughout the program. Drop in between 9:30am-11am. Your crafting fun will take around 30 minutes so plan as you need for your schedule.

Monday, February 20, 2017 9:30-11:30AM

Making Felt at Appleton Farms

Learn about the process of making felt from wool at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.

Warmer spring weather means its sheep shearing time on the farm.  But what to do with all that wool? Learn about the time honored tradition of wool felting. We’ll start by learning how to “card” the raw wool into soft fiber for spinning or felting. Afterwards, we’ll try our hand at making felt balls to be used for farm-fun necklaces. Wool, wood beads and decorative string will be provided, but feel free to bring anything special of your own to add to your necklace. Recommended for ages 5-9.

Monday, April 17, 2017 10-11am

From the Farm Kettle: Soups

Learn to make chowders, soups and stews at this Appleton Farms workshop series!

Join Appleton Cooks! and chef Carolyn Grieco this winter for our winter culinary workshop series. With seasonal ingredients as our inspiration, these classes bring together the farm’s winter bounty and professional chef instruction to inspire, improve, and support your culinary endeavors at home. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017 6-8:30PM
Saturday, January 14, 2017 10am-12:30pm

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.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 10-Noon

Appleton Farms Grass Rides Reindeer Quest

Bring the Family on a Reindeer Quest at the Appleton Farms Grassrides!

Appleton Farms invites families for a self guided Winter quest during holiday break! Grab your snow shoes, hiking boots or cross country skiis and get the family outside between Christmas and New Years to seek out our elusive herd of wooden reindeer sculptures found throughout the Grass Rides.  See how many you can find and leave a bell around each one's neck.  Bells can be found at the bulletin board. 

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017

Gingerbread Farmer Decorating & Story Hour

Come make gingerbread farmers and join the holiday fun at Appleton Farms in Ipswich Massachusetts.

Join the Trustees for some holiday fun on the farm and learn about the origin of this favorite Scandinavian tradition. We’ll start by decorating some delicious gingerbread farmers and cows with a variety of candy and homemade icing. After our creations are complete we’ll snuggle in for some entertaining gingerbread facts and read Hansel & Gretel, the story which spurred the popularity of gingerbread houses. Finish the experience with a traditional German holiday craft to decorate your own home with! Hot chocolate will be served.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 10-11am
Saturday, December 17, 2016 1:30-2:30pm

Green Friday: For the Love of Dogs!

Bring your dog to the Appleton Farms Grass rides for an after Thanksgiving Hike!

Join the Trustees at Appleton Farms Grass Rides on Green Friday to walk off that turkey with your best bud! Choose to get outside on Friday, November 25th and join us at the Grass Rides for a dog party. A special doggy quest through the Grass Rides will have treasure boxes with treats along the trails. Meet back up at the parking area for people and dog refreshments, free pup nail trimming, compliments of Paws With Inn, photo opportunities with Lauren Mac Petography, and more! First 50 dogs to complete the quest get a special gift!

Friday, November 25, 2016 10am-Noon

Natural Baby Expo & Cloth Diaper Event

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 the Cloth Diaper Exchange will host families from all over Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire to talk natural parenting and cloth diapers.

The event will have vendors, speakers and activities though out the day to help veteran moms, new moms and soon to be moms learn about cloth diapering, products and services that speak to them.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 pm.


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