Appleton Farms
Appleton Farms
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Wander past crop fields and cow pastures at the country's oldest continuously operating farm.
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FQTVLR
Boston, MA255 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
We are Trustees members and visited Appleton Farms recently for the first time. The trails are easy and marked, and the setting is quite pretty. The farm store has curbside delivery after ordering on their app, and some of their produce is quite unique. We bought some of their own meat and eggs, too.
Written December 1, 2020
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happicamperSF
SF164 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
It really depends on what you are planning to do. Based on reviews seems the hiking or farm activities with kids are main attraction. We popped in after visiting Appleton Farm. Pricey items and small selection. Saw mostly mom's with small kids in tow picking from the garden. Mom's in store a bit pushy to get that farm fresh milk and go home. If you're visiting the area not really a must see to go out of your way but may be ok for a look if nearby and interested in a hike. Stayed about 10 minutes.
Written September 22, 2019
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CreaseSt
Miami Beach, FL40 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
Appleton Farms was in the same family since the King's Grant was made by Charles I. It is a magnificent and completely unspoiled property. One can buy farm products and contract for regular deliveries of farm products. Hiking on the property is peaceful and quiet. New England at its finest.
Written September 6, 2017
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outdoor75
Boston, Massachusetts, United States22 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
Don;t get me wrong..a beautiful place but they are dishonest about how some of the animals are treated. They place baby male calves out in a area..so young children could see them..and bond with them for months..they name the calves and state they are never sold for veal, but said they eventually get integrated into a head and live in the fields for a few years.

Turns out they took a number of them this summer and sold them to a local farmer for Veal. They just disappeared one day and a worker told me of their fate. What a horrible thing to do those animals..who had only known kindness..were part of their livestock..bonded with children and adults. They were the offspring of the mother cows that produce milk for them twice a day for years!

They should be ashamed and asked to account for their practices..and stop lying to the members and visitors.
Written January 1, 2015
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Thank you for taking the time to share your concerns. The Trustees of Reservations and the employees of Appleton Farm are committed to treating all animals in our care humanely. We maintain our herd size at a manageable level for an engagement farm and on occasion we may need to sell, or transfer to our other properties, animals if we do not have the capacity to raise them on premises. As our members and visitors are aware, we raise livestock as part of our mission to foster local food and farms, selling our locally sourced and raised dairy and beef in our farm store, located on-site. Please contact Peter Pinciaro at 978-356-5728 x10 if you would like more information
Written January 26, 2015
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WhiteWolfs
Stockport, UK15 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
This was an amazing venue for the after wedding reception. Dj, food, atmosphere, drinks, staff all amazing. The farm is stunning.
Written September 6, 2017
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moabmeadow
Boxford, MA350 contributions
Oct 2014 • Couples
Appleton Farms encompasses acres of farm land, meadows and woods with a variety of trails, some of which allow dogs off leash. At the end of all the trails is the farm stand and barns. They make their own cheeses and offer a wide selection of milk including un-homogenized milk which has the cream at the top of the bottle like we had as kids. They have a lot of gluten free pastry available as well. They cooking classes are great but fill up quickly so if you see one you like, make sure you register right away. There are tours of the farm for children and during the summer have Sundays where you can "meet the cows". There is always something interesting going on. Each season brings its own beauty to the trails.
Written November 21, 2014
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livmass
Salem, MA142 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
Appleton farms is a great place to visit year round. You can visit the cows, tour the farm facilities, see the restored farm house, or walk/run for miles on the grassrides and trails. The Trustees of Reservations host a lot of wonderful events for all ages from adult classes to farm tours for toddlers. Their activity calendar is always full of things to do. They also recently opened a farm store where you can purchase local goods made from farm products and dairy items from the cows.
Written February 1, 2013
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Bucket Lister
Beverly, MA219 contributions
Aug 2012 • Solo
This is a great property owned by the Trustees of Reservations and worth a visit just for the newly opened farm store.
Written August 10, 2012
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EagleEyeBoston
Boston, MA956 contributions
Nov 2011 • Couples
Worth the visit. 1,000 acres of varied fields and paths. A locavore farm stand (CS). A signature Trustees of Reservations site.
Written February 5, 2012
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baklavaqueen
Ellsworth, ME198 contributions
Jul 2011 • Solo
I grew up in Ipswich and Appleton Farms was across the road.If you drive to Waldingfield Road in ipswich which is off 1A, there is a place to park your car. There are great walking paths of various lengths. Bring your dog and bring your kids. Stay on the trails. You have to watch out for ticks and poison ivy. Very peaceful. Appelton Farms was one of the first land grants from the King and Queen of England in the 1600's. As a child I would go sleddingon the hills of the farm. I would ask permission from Colonel Appelton to ride horseback on his lands, This is a working farm.
Written January 27, 2012
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