The Trustees APPLETON FARMS
Hamilton & Ipswich
A Trustees Property
Officially Organic!

Appleton Farms veggies are now Certified Organic! Since The Trustees’ founding in 1891 as a land conservation organization, we have preserved and protected farmland in Massachusetts. Today, we operate several beautiful and iconic working farms, while welcoming members and the public to visit, learn about sustainable agriculture, and best of all: enjoy and eat the […]

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CSA Week 19

Last week, a nor’easter swept through the region, bringing fierce winds and driving rain to the farm for the better part of three days. While it may have slowed us down in field, it gave us an opportunity to continue preparing garlic for planting at the end of October. Many people don’t realize that garlic […]

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Week 18

Week 18 This week we continue harvesting fall storage crops for winter distributions. One noteworthy crop this season has been rutabaga. Grown in a field that we fallowed and cover cropped last season, the fertility there was good and weed pressure low. As a result, we seem to be bursting at the seams with rutabaga! […]

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CSA Week 17

Beautiful fall weather has made for another wonderful week on the farm. We have especially been enjoying mild early morning conditions, which makes for pleasurable harvests. A brief shower on Thursday afternoon put irrigation needs on hold. The much needed moisture helped perk up cover cropped fields that haven’t seen rain for a few weeks. […]

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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 […]

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April news from the Farm!

Field updates from Farmer Andrew:The slow progress of spring this year has us itching for warm, dry weather. But we have braved the rains to get our first transplants in the ground over the past few weeks. As we wait for fields to dry between storms, there’s still quite a bit of greenhouse work this […]

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