The Open Door needs help to give Holiday Meal Baskets to local families this year. A donation of $30 provides a turkey, potatoes, butternut squash, apples, stuffing, cranberry and more. These baskets make a big difference to people in need during the holidays, and will be distributed to registered families and individuals who need a little help setting the table for the November and December holidays.
If you are out of ideas for projects and activities to keep family members entertained, you should discover the world awaiting you at Instructables. Instructables is a great resource for finding things to make and do alone or as a group. Passionate people from around the world show what they do or make, and then give instructions on duplicating their effort.
The The Trustees of Reservations is pleased to announce the launch of a new Dairy Share Program at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA. For the first time since Appleton Farms began milking cows at the farm over ten years ago, the public will be able to purchase a Full or Half Dairy Share with Appleton Farms’ very own farmstead cheese, yogurt, and milk!
A lot of great things have happened at Appleton Farms in 2012, most notably establishing their dairy operation and open their farm store to the public. Milk produced by the farm's Jersey Cow herd was sold as soon as the store opened, followed by an offering of cheeses earlier this fall. To round out the product line, they just started selling farm-fresh yogurt!
We got into the spirit of Christmas early this year. We've already sat on Santa's lap, we've learned and sung Christmas carols to the point of humming them throughout the day, and we've eaten far to many holiday cookies! We've created some of our own family traditions over the years and a Holiday Cookie Crawl has been a great addition to the fun.
Appleton Farms in Ipswich has added cheese to the list of dairy products made fresh on-site. A spreadable 'pub' cheese, a creamy ricotta style cheese and barrel churned hand packed butter are all now available at the dairy store in addition to their milk products that are exponentially superior to store bought milk.
Each Rabbit half is filled with creamy butter caramel, Harbors Sweets famous almond butter crunch and whole toasted almonds. This little guys has been a family favorite of ours for the past three years now and is definitely going in our baskets again this year. It makes a lovely dinner host gift too.
The Newburyport Public Library invites patrons of all ages to make marshmallow masterpieces for our 1st Annual Parade of Peeps! Show off your sweet skills by creating a scene in a standard size shoebox with Peeps portraying a piece of literature, a movie, or a famous event. There will be four age categories for the competition: Families (with children up to 5th grade), Tweens (grades 5-8), Teens (grades 9-12), and Adults.
Massachusetts eggs are inspected by the State Department of Agricultural Resources. Eggs with the "Massachusetts produced" label must meet standards which exceed even USDA egg grading, assuring top quality.
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