Hamilton & Ipswich
A Trustees Property

May News from the Farm!

Field Updates from Farmer Andrew

CSA pickups start the week of June 10!

As we ready ourselves for harvest season, the recent stretch of sunshine and warm weather has everyone in good spirits. Crops are starting to perk up and some of our wet fields have begun to dry enough to get on them. This week we transplanted the first succession of our summer, hot crops. Tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers, summer squash, and watermelon all went out. Cool season crops of broccoli, cabbage, and peas are finally showing signs of life as we peel back blankets of row cover and look to recover from a cold, slow start this spring. Blue skies are a welcome sight as we prepare for the start of CSA pickups.

The first week of CSA pickup for the summer 2019 season will be the week of June 10, 2019.

In an effort to accommodate as many of our members as possible, we have shifted our share room hours slights. New hours for CSA pickups will be:

Tuesdays: 2pm-7pm

Thursdays: 11am-5pm

Fridays: 11am-5pm

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. We are best reached via email,, or phone,978-356-5728 ext. 4115. We look forward to the start of CSA season and seeing you all back on the farm soon!

Farm Store News

Love cheese? Sign up now for our new seasonal cheese subscription at the Farm Store. For only $25, receive a pound of Appleton Farms signature hard cheeses (Pinnacle & Goodhue) PLUS a third locally made, seasonal cheese selected for you by our cheese monger. Commit to 6 biweekly pickups (3 glorious months of fresh cheese!) & save $25! That’s 6 pickups for only $125. Grab a ZWrap reusable beeswax food wrap to preserve your wedges (although no judgments if you eat the whole subscription in one sitting!) E-mail for more details. 

Just in! Fresh basil plants & perennial herbs grown by Farmer Andrew & his team available for sale at the Farm Store. Fill your garden with love & beautiful smelling herbs this holiday weekend. More perennials are almost ready to move out of the greenhouse, including flowers & tomatoes! Stop by soon as supplies are limited.

For the foodie in you, we have a variety of new offerings in store: loose-leaf teas made right here in Ipswich by Tea is the Way; fresh, artisanal blends of sugars, spices and exotic salts made by hand in Ipswich from Didi Davis Salt Traders; and delicious chocolate creations made with love by family-owned Phillip’s Chocolates, Boston’s oldest chocolatier. 
Arriving soon in store: handmade, cloth produce bags from B-Organic & a new line of organic, farm-themed t-shirts hand printed by Hearth and Harrow

We have customized gift boxes available for sale year round. Store hours are 11AM-6PM Monday-Friday and 10AM-4PM Saturday and Sunday. Trustees Members always receive 10% off retail price!

Farm Store Manager

Events on the Farm

For more information about events at Appleton, click HERE.

Saturday Open Barnyard
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast sheep will run for their morning helping of grain?

Preschool Farm Explorers
Explore the rhythms of Appleton Farms with your preschooler.

Saturday Open Barnyard
Have you ever collected warm eggs from the chicken coop or seen how fast sheep will run for their morning helping of grain?

From Cultures to Rinds: Cheese Making Fundamentals
Join Appleton’s own cheese maker for a hands-on class in our farm kitchen.

Sweet and Savory Strawberries
It’s Strawberry season here on the farm and we’re celebrating the arrival of this favorite crop by cooking up all things strawberry!

Appleton After Hours
Join us at the Appleton Farm Store for and informal social hour with a local farm-based entrepreneur.

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