Location: Appleton Farms a property of the Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, MA
Date: August 15, 3-5, Ipswich
Topic: Focus on 4-H, Q&A with 4H participants and educators
Plus: Tour the farmyard and Appleton Farms' new LEED Certified (going for Gold!) Visitor's Center. Also, learn about the farm's public programming (CSA Carrot Club* and more) and their expanding dairy program (sample some of their delicious bottled milk... butter, yogurt and cheese coming soon!).
BYO snacks to share and H2O. We'll sit and chat under the maples in the stone paddock.
BONUS!: On your way home, you can grab a FREE parking pass (normally $15) from Becky or Margaret and go for a swim at epic Crane Beach. Pack a towel!
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Appleton Farms is located at 219 County Road (Rt. 1A) in Ipswich, MA.
To get to route 1A and the farm:
From Rt. 128 take exit 20A on to Rt. 1A North. Stay on Rt. 1A North for about 7 miles, passing through North Beverly, Wenham, and Hamilton. The farm entrance is on the left just past the "Entering Ipswich" sign. If traveling south on Rt. 1A from the north, the farm entrance is just past Waldingfield Road on your right. (Do not turn on to Waldingfield, as that leads to one of Appleton's remote parking areas.) If you see the "Entering Hamilton" sign, you've just missed the farm and should turn around. It will be just ahead on your left.
Two stone pillars and a green-and-white "Appleton Farms" sign mark the entry drive. Once you have entered the farm, follow the dirt road and bear right when the road forks. When you come to a four-way intersection, go straight ahead toward a large, white building-this is the Old House, which houses the farm offices and Visitor Center. The parking area is just to the right of the Old House. Please drive slowly as we have many pedestrians, cows, horses and tractors on the roads!
*Please note: Appleton Farm's 219 County Road address works for Mapquest but not GPS.
To reach the farm office, please call: 978-356-5728.
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** Carrot Club
A free summer program for shareholders
Two summer sessions offer a farm-based activities for ages 3 and up. From 11am-Noon children will participate in scavenger hunts, art projects, and farm investigation. Parents are welcome to attend.