March is the time for sugaring in New England. Appleton keeps this very special tradition alive by tapping the farms beautiful maple trees and producing wood-fired, small-batch syrup. The first part of the workshop will include a leisurely walk around the farmstead to show how sap is harvested and collected. The tour will wrap up at our sugar shack so you can see (and smell!) the transformation of sap to syrup. You'll gather in the farm kitchen for the second part of the workshop, where chef Carolyn Grieco will teach how to make some of the most delectable maple syrup recipes. Workshop ends with a generous sampling of all our delicious maple dishes!
The Wenham Tea House invites you to a breakfast for kids who love LEGOs! Kids will enjoy a breakfast buffet to enjoy along side an exhibit of unique and rare LEGO builds that are sure to impress. Participants will have a LEGO building workshop, and each child will receive a small LEGO building kit to take home.
Spend a cozy evening with your sweetheart on the farm cooking up a delicious meal. Professional chef-instructor Carolyn Grieco will lead the class through the making of an intimate multi-course dinner in the state-of-the-art farm kitchen. Culinary tips and techniques will be covered as we prepare our dinner followed by a relaxing meal in the farmhouse dining room. Printed recipe booklet and indulgent chocolate take-treats to savor later! BYOB wine, champagne and beer is allowed.
At the Cape Ann Farmers' Market Solstice Market, you'll have a chance to fill your cupboard with locally produced food just in time for the holidays! Pick up last minute gifts, food and meet up with your community before hibernating with your family and friends! You could even buy a gift membership for a friend this holiday season and share lots of fun times at the market together next growing season! A gift that truly keeps on giving!
The Wenham Tea House invites you to a Children's Tea for a great afternoon of family fun, and they are thrilled to host a Tea with Mrs. Claus! Bring your children to see Mrs. Claus and get some tips and tricks that will make Santa feel right at home when he visits on Christmas eve! Register early to save yourself a spot - these two teas will fill up quickly!
Some of the most coveted gifts come from the kitchen! Join us as we prepare a variety of sweet & savory homemade food gifts perfect for sharing with others throughout this festive season. Everything from classic farmhouse baked goods to delicious savory treats, these recipes will be perfect for all of your holiday gift-giving to family and friends. Class includes hands-on preparation of 5 food gift items, fun packaging ideas, printed recipe booklet and a light meal. Best of all, each participant leaves class with their very own culinary gifts!
For more than one hundred years, wild cranberries have grown in the sand dunes behind Crane Beach. With our staff naturalist as your guide, join us for this cranberry workshop. You'll learn about the history and habits of this local fruit, and get a boots-on-the-ground feel for the matrix of trails that crisscross Castle Neck. When you finally arrive at the bog (our largest and most hidden) you'll have the opportunity to pick cranberries. Later, we'll head up to the Great House kitchen on Castle Hill to make something tasty. We'll even send you home with a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes!
Jazz up your traditional holiday table with updated classics and many ideas for preparing ahead to keep the day simple & stress free! Dishes such as Field Onion Gratin, Sausage & Apple Stuffing, Roasted Winter Squashes with Nutty Ginger Streusel, Cranberry-Pomegranate Relish, and a special New England dessert......all dishes sure to be a hit with your family and friends! We'll also talk turkey, covering tips on safe handling, roasting, stuffing, and carving. Our workshop ends with our very own Thanksgiving dinner in the old farmhouse dining room. Hands-on experience, chef instruction, printed recipes included.
Join Appleton Farms for a dinner on the farm!Bring your family and some friends for a relaxing evening watching the sunset over the Great Pasture and munching on fresh-from-the-farm food. Dinner will feature a seasonal menu grown or raised at Appleton and other local farms. Play old-fashioned lawn games and listen to live music. Ticket price includes the full dinner buffet, non-alcoholic beverages (bring your own beer or wine), dessert, games, music and all the fun you can handle! Dinners are held rain or shine.
Come to the Pizza Fest in Ipswich to sample pizza from local restaurants and raise funds that will be distributed to local students through scholarship programs. This fund raiser event will feature all-you-can-eat pizza, a raffle, local vendors, a bouncy house for the kids, face painting, a DJ, dancing and family fun for all. Come help COME SUPPORT THE IPSWICH LIONS raise money for scholarships and many other community needs, and have some fun while doing it!