Appleton Farms and CSA
219 County Road
Ipswich MA 01938
Phone: (978) 356-5728
Established in 1638 as a land grant to SamuelAppleton, Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operatingfarms in the United States. Scenic views of rolling grasslands, grazinglivestock, ancient stone walls, tree-lined carriage paths, and historicfarm buildings are all part of the legacy of nine generations ofAppleton family members kept alive through the work of The Trustees ofReservations.
Today, The Trustees is continuing the farm'sprogressive agricultural traditions while at the same time preservingthe property's landscape and farm buildings and enhancing theecological values of its woodlands, wetlands, and fields, such as the133-acre Great Pasture which supports one of the largest populations ofrare grassland birds in Massachusetts.
Operations include acommunity-supported agriculture, a retail feed and mulch hayingoperation, and livestock and dairy programs that include White Parkand Jersey cows.
Buy local Ipswich, buy local Essex County, buy local Massachusetts.
Tours Available: No
Brick & Mortar: No
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|Date added: 15.7.2009|