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Friday, February 23, 2018

A Busy Winter on the Farm




A note from Farmer Andrew: 

People always ask me what a vegetable farmer does all winter. It probably seems like we just vacation for three months, but that isn’t the case! Winter is a busy time in the office planning next year’s harvest, ordering seeds and other supplies, working out budgets, updating policy, and researching best practices for the farm.

Morning fog over a field of dormant cover crops

Cover crop crimson clover, growing underneath 
winter-killed oats
A large part of our efforts this winter have been spent learning the guidelines outlined in the Produce Safety rule of the Food Safety Modernization Act, which went into effect last month. We have always taken food safety very seriously at Appleton Farms and we have several protocols in place to prevent food-borne illness. But the new regulations have compelled us to dive into the science behind the standards and to update our protocols for the safe growing and handling of our vegetables. The new law has also facilitated an upgrade to our washing area, which we had outgrown in recent years and is something we’re very excited about!  

We have opened signups to people on the waitlist but there’s still space for current members interested in renewing if you haven't done so already. If you need the link for online renewals, feel free to contact us at appletonCSA@thetrustees.org.




  UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE FARM    


Simple Cooking: 5 Ingredients or Less
Thursday, March 1st 6-9pm
This workshop is all about keeping it simple in the kitchen!  No lengthy recipes or special shopping list needed……we’ll prepare delicious, creative dishes using only a handful of seasonal ingredients and culinary techniques for simple success in your home kitchen.





Sugar Shack Saturdays
Sat, Feb 24th, March 3rd & 10th
10-11:30am & 1:30-3pm

Spring is coming and the sap is running! Experience the time-honored tradition of maple sugaring with Sugar Shack Saturdays at Appleton Farms. Spend the morning with us and see how we turn sap into sweet syrup. Start by getting creative with some maple themed crafts in the Appleton Old House then get outside and explore our very own sugar shack! Learn how we tap our trees every spring, see the evaporator in action, and taste the freshly made syrup.  We will end back inside with a farm snack, including Appleton Farms cheese, apple slices, and homemade maple ice cream while we read a story about maple sugaring!


Recommended for ages 8 and under but everyone is welcome! Space is limited. Registration is by the family- if you have 5 or more in your family, please register 2 families.  Crafts and snacks included and we want to have enough for all.







Maple Happy Hour
Saturday, March 3rd, 5-7pm
Grab your friends and start your Saturday evening off with a unique and delicious maple experience! Join us for Happy Hour at the Sugar Shack and experience how we turn our sweet sap into tasty syrup before sampling local beers that highlight the flavors of winter. We’ll start with a tour of our sugaring operation where we will collect sap and bring it back to the sugar house for boiling. Learn the process of filtering the sap, stoking the fire and boiling the syrup to perfection. Taste our finished product before sampling a variety of local beers or roasting marshmallows in our earth oven. Light refreshments and beer samples provided. Full beers available for cash purchase. Ticket includes one beer flight and sample of our syrup to take home!

Part of this program is in our unheated sugar shack so please dress for the weather. Must be 21+ please.


Boiling down the sap




  IN THE FARM STORE   


Spring is in the air at Appleton Farms!  We are excited to welcome our spring customers back to the farm, and our farm store shopkeepers are ready to meet your needs for local &
Everyone loves the goats at Appleton! [photo: Kate Crawford]
specialty food & gifts. Shop local and supplement your weekly groceries with Appleton Farms grass-fed beef, Jersey cow milk, Trustees eggs from Moose Hill farm, & artisanal cheeses made on the farm by cheesemaker, Kristian Holbrook. Our aged hard cheeses, Goodhue and Pinnacle, are always in stock (now available in handy pre-cut and packaged cubes!) 

As we wait longingly for the return of our soft cheeses, Sunset Hill & Round Point (back in stock within the next few weeks), Kristian brings us a delicious treat with a limited edition rum cheese, Privateer, an aged hard cheese infused with Privateer amber rum (Ipswich, MA), as well as a limited supply of our famous Broad Meadow, aged over 3 years in our cheese caves.  The staff is hard at work boiling sap, and we can’t wait for the return of Appleton Farms maple syrup (available for retail sale in the coming weeks).

Over 50% of the Appleton Farms store inventory is sourced from Essex county small businesses, and our inventory selection keeps growing.  Best sellers include: Sidehill Farm yogurt (Hawley, MA); Harbor Sweets (Salem, MA); Lark cookies (Essex, MA); High Haven Honey (Gloucester, MA);  A & J King bread & pastries (Salem, MA); Kim Gregory Pure Pastry gluten-free treats (Beverly, MA); the Inn at Castle Hill granola (Ipswich, MA); Pigeon Cove Ferments (Gloucester, MA); Jaju Pierogis (Gloucester, MA); Grey Barn Organic Eidolon cheese (Martha’s Vineyard, MA); Goldthread Herbal Tonics (Greenfield, MA); Aqua ViTea kombucha (Middlebury, VT); McCrea's caramels (Boston, MA); & so much more!

Check out our new kid's corner, filled with thoughtfully selected, farm-related toys for all the kiddos in your life.  Recent additions include Maple Landmark (Vermont) all wooden rattles, teethers & toys plus farm & train playsets from Green Toys (made in USA from recycled plastic milk jugs). 

March Madness at the farm means crazy deals! Join, renew or buy a Trustees membership for a friend before prices go up in April.  Between 3/1-3/31/2018, purchase an individual membership in-store and receive: a ½ lb wedge of Appleton Farms cheese; a Trustees “Hike” reusable shopping bag; a one-time 20% off coupon for your in-store purchases; plus 10% off every day purchases in our farm store throughout the year. Join at the family level or higher and we will give you a full pound of Appleton Farms cheeses plus an Appleton Farms canvas tote bag to haul all your goodies, in addition to the one-time 20% off coupon for your in-store purchases & 10% off every day purchases in our farm store throughout the year.  
Gift certificates & tickets for upcoming classes & workshops on the farm are always available for purchase in-store.
Finally, be sure to check out Appleton Farms at the Drink Craft Beer & Cheese Fest on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th at the Boston Cyclorama! Tickets available HERE.




Friday, January 5, 2018

Renew Now for Appleton Farms Summer CSA!


A note from Farmer Andrew: 


There’s still time to renew your Appleton Farms CSA membership for 2018!
While it’s been a cold and snowy winter so far, we’ve been busy in the office planning out details of the share for next season. This time of year is spent assessing what went well last year and what did
The CSA barn in January
not and brainstorming how we can improve the farm and the CSA next season. 

We wanted to send a notice to current members as a reminder that CSA membership renewals for the 2018 season are still open. While there’s still time for renewals, we will be opening signups to folks on the waitlist soon and therefore we can no longer guarantee your spot for the 2018 season if you haven’t signed already.

If you need the weblink to renew, please send a message with your current email to appletonfarmscsa@thetrustees.org  so we can help get you signed up. Feel free to call us with any questions at 978-356-5728 ext. 4115. We are looking forward to next season and we hope you are too!



  UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE FARM       

Cooking at Appleton Farms 
Winter is the perfect time to get cooking in the kitchen and learn some new recipes! 

We have an array of fantastic adult cooking classes let by Chef Carolyn Grieco with Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen. From Soups to Pot Pies, Valentines Dinner and Maple Cooking, there is so much to choose from! All classes involve hands-on instruction through multiple dishes, with a full meal at the end.

You can also get in the kitchen with our Cheese Maker Kristian Holbrook and learn how to make fresh cheese -- a great way to make these winter months productive.

Have some little ones in your family? We also have a parent/child Preschool Kids in the Kitchen program starting in January. This is a 4 week program where we will learn a new kid-friendly recipe each session! Check our website for a full list of winter offerings and registration!


  IN THE FARM STORE                          

During the deep freeze of January, our year-round farm store is your one-stop shop for locally-sourced comfort food. Over 50% of our store inventory is sourced from Essex county small businesses. Try our new rum cheese from right here in Ipswich: Privateer, an aged hard cheese infused with Privateer amber rum, perfect for a cold winter's night.

Bounty from the Appleton Farms dairy

Appleton Farms is growing! Check out our new kid's corner, filled with thoughtfully selected, farm-related toys for all the kiddos in your life.  Just in: Maple Landmark (Vermont) all wooden rattles, teethers & toys plus farm & train playsets from Green Toys (made in USA from recycled plastic milk jugs). 

Treat yourself to a cookie from Kim Gregory's Pure Pastry (Beverly, MA - gluten free available) and fresh bread from A & J King (Salem, MA) -- always available to pair with your cheese selections.  Wipe up any crumbs with 100% organic cotton towels hand screenprinted by Hearth & Harrow (Amesbury, MA). We look forward to seeing you at the store this winter!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Winter Share Pickup on Friday and December Happenings

Winter Weather Harvest
With snow on the ground, it’s finally starting to feel like winter! Despite the weather, we managed to
bunches of fresh kale


clean off the last of our covered spinach to get one final harvest for the share. We weren’t able to unearth the greens, which were mostly crushed under the weight of the snow. But luckily we have a good variety of storage crops in the cooler still.

Harvests get tricky this time of year because the vegetables will turn to mush if they are cut frozen and then allowed to thaw. So we carefully watch the weather for a few warm hours to get it done. It’s amazing how hardy and delicious the winter grown kale and spinach can be!

winter-grown spinach...delicious!
Don't Forget to bring two bags! Final Winter Share Pickup is on Friday, December 15th from 2pm to 6pm!


The share will include:
Spinach
Kale
Red cabbage
Watermelon radish
Daikon radish
Kohl rabi
Carrots
Beets
Purple top turnips
Red onions
Shallots
Garlic
Potatoes
Butternut squash
Popcorn
Tomato puree

Remember to bring two tote bags for pickup this week. If you are unable to make it, please inform us before the share happens so we can put together a box for you. We look forward to seeing you there!

- Andrew, Appleton Farms CSA Manager



  UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE FARM       

Winter is the perfect time to get cooking in the kitchen and learn some new recipes! We have an array of fantastic adult cooking classes let by Chef Carolyn Grieco with Carolyn’s Farm Kitchen. From Soups to Pot Pies, Valentines Dinner and Maple Cooking, there is so much to choose from! All classes involve hands-on instruction through multiple dishes, with a full meal at the end.

You can also get in the kitchen with our Cheese Maker Kristian Holbrook and learn how to make fresh cheese. Great last minute gifts for the holiday season!

Have some little ones in your family? We also have a parent/child Preschool Kids in the Kitchen program starting on Thursday, January 4th from 9:30-10:30AM. This is a 4 week program where we will learn a new kid-friendly recipe each session! Check our website for a full list of winter offerings and registration!





  IN THE FARM STORE                          


Lots of fantastic, locally-made items are in the Dairy  & Farm Store just in time for the holidays! Stop by to enjoy fresh samples of local goods and check out what's new. And of course, Appleton Farms award-winning cheese is on hand for all your holiday needs, from gift-giving to party-throwing.

Don't miss the Rum Cheese sampling on December 15th from 2 to 6pm for a perfect taste of the holidays!











Thursday, November 30, 2017

Winter Share and December Happenings

Winter CSA Pickup on Friday!


The second winter CSA pickup is Friday December 1, from 2-6pm. Despite some cold nights, we’re still harvesting head lettuce, arugula, spinach and kale from the fields! These are hardy crops that tolerate some cold. We cover these crops with a double layer of white fabric, which traps heat from the ground and buffers the cold temperatures. In between CSA pickups, we’ve spent the past few weeks cleaning up the farm and planning for next season. Most of the equipment is put away for the season and we’re just diving into the new seed and farm supply catalogs!

The share will include:

Arugula
Spinach
Head lettuce
Curly kale
Bok choi
Green cabbage
Daikon radish
Kohl rabi
Carrots
Beets
Yellow Onions
Garlic
Sweet potatoes
Buttercup squash
Kabocha squash

Remember to bring two tote bags for pickup this week. We look forward to seeing you there! 


Store Offerings for the Holidays

We also have lots of great things for your holiday table:
  • Ever So Humble Pies in 3 flavors:  Apple, Cherry, or Jumble Berry
  • Fresh pumpkin pies, carrot cake, and cheesecake from Pure Pastry in Beverly
  • Gluen Free Pies from the Maine Pie Co.
  • Vegetables form the Farm:  onions, garlic, winter squash, carrots, kale
  • Frozen Cranberries
We also have a growing offering of farm-related toys, cook books, and locally made products. 

Page Street Publishing has provided us with some fabulous food and environmental books as part of their commitment to 1% for the Planet.   Come check the titles -- there is a title for all ages at the store!  And thank you to Page Street Publishing!

Gift Certificates are also available. 

Store hours are M-F 11 am to 6 pm and 10 am to 4 pm on weekends. 

The Farm Store is also accepting donations for The Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Bootstraps, & Toys for Tots – coupons for future purchases given in exchange for all donations.

Cheese Sampler

We are offering cheese samplers throughout December.   You can get them at the store or email Staci (szarimba@thetrustees.org ) to request an order form.   


Upcoming Events 

Sign up at the Store or on line here

Fri, December 8 and Sat December 9
The Farm Nisse  A farm elf visits the Farm!
Thu, December 21
Winter Solstice Walk




Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pre-Thanksgiving Update

Welcome Fall!

Throughout the summer this blog and email serves to help CSA members navigate the CSA schedule.   During the Fall and Winter we plan to send the blog every few weeks to let you know what is going on and help you plan your visit to the Farm.  

Store Offerings for the Holidays

Milk will be bottled on Wednesday November 15 and MONDAY November 13.  This should help make sure we have enough for your holiday needs. 

We also have lots of great things for your holiday table:
  • Ever So Humble Pies in 3 flavors:  Apple, Cherry, or Jumble Berry
  • Fresh pumpkin pies, carrot cake, and cheesecake from Pure Pastry in Beverly
  • Gluen Free Pies from the Maine Pie Co.
  • Fresh herbs from Appleton Farms and Cedar Rock Garden
  • Vegetables form the Farm:  onions, garlic, winter squash, carrots, kale
  • Frozen Cranberries
We also have a growing offering of farm-related toys, cook books, and locally made products.  Gift Certificates are also available. 

Store hours are M-F 11 am to 6 pm and 10 am to 4 pm on weekends.   We will be closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24.    

The Farm Store is also accepting donations for The Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Bootstraps, & Toys for Tots – coupons for future purchases given in exchange for all donations.

Cheese Sampler

We are offering cheese samplers for Thanksgiving and throughout December.   You can get them at the store or email this form to szarimba@thetrustees.org  

Upcoming Events 

Sign up at the Store or on line here




Winter CSA Pickup 

There are still spots in the Winter and Meat CSAs.  Sign up here.  or email skelly@thetrustees.org 

Pick up is Friday November 17 from 2-6.  It includes: 

Spinach, Greens, Head Lettuce
Escarole, Bok Choi, Kale
Carrots and Beets
Radishes, Oninons, Garlic
Potatos
Butternut Squash
Apples





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Week 20 - Last week of the Summer CSA

It’s hard to believe the season is nearly over! It was a cool, wet start this spring but we found our stride by mid summer, and we’ve had some really nice crops this fall. I’ve appreciated getting to know many of you in the shareroom and really enjoying welcoming everyone to the farm each week. With the season coming to a close next week, we will be saying goodbye to our full season farm crew soon. I like to extend them a huge thanks for all their efforts this season and I hope you do as well!  

Renewals for the 2018 CSA season are now open for current members. The price of the CSA & number of weeks will remain the same for 2018: $650 for the season, starting in early June and running for 20 weeks. We will continue with the same volume-based system by which members fill a canvas tote bag each week. Primary shareholders received an email this week with the link for signups. If you haven’t receive an email, please contact us at appletonfarmscsa@thetrustees.org or call 978-356-5728 ext. 4115.

Winter CSA signups are still open. A typical share features a mix of storage crops like winter squash, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, beets, onions, garlic, popcorn, and fresh vegetables like head lettuce, kale, spinach, and arugula. The three pickups, which feature quite a bit more volume than our summer share, are on Fridays 2-6pm in November and December: November 17December 1December 15. Sign up online at  www.thetrustees.org/appletonwinter

This week the share will include:

Greens
Spinach
Head lettuce
Escarole
Fennel
Kale
Collards
Rainbow chard
Radish
Kohl rabi
Cabbage
Carrots
Potatoes
Buttercup squash
Long island cheese pumpkin
Herbs - PYO
Corn stalks - PYO

Despite our best efforts to keep a good stash of scissors for the pick your own field, every week many go missing. I’d like to encourage you to bring your own scissors if you plan on picking.

Just a reminder, we only allow one pickup per week but the choice of day is up to you. If you cannot make it for one of the weeks, you can always send a friend to pick up your share for you. Please remember to bring your tote bags! The shareroom is open Monday & Thursday 2-7pmTuesday and Friday 12-5pm


Fall Cheese Share and Holiday Cheese Boxes 

We will be offering a shorter cheese share in November and December and taking orders for the Holiday Cheese Boxes.   We will have a few seasonal cheeses.  Details at the Store soon.  

Neil Young Cover Band, Rust Never Sleeps, Concert - October 22

Join us for our annual Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms! These family-friendly concerts will feature live music, food trucks, lawn games, and an opportunity to meet our dairy cows and farm animals. The series kicks off on Sunday, 

Bring your own picnic or purchase food from Joe's on a Roll and CopperDome Pizza.  Beer and wine will also be available for purchase from Ipswich Ale and Old Planters Brewing.

Gates open at 4pm and concert starts at 5pm. Leaf-peeping and family photo opportunities among the foliage in our historic Stone Paddock a bonus!


Cooking Classes and Private Events

Appleton Farm House is a great place to host book club or a small family birthday party.  We rent the kitchen and farm table space or can arrange a private cooking class.   Contact us:   screighton@thetrustees.org  


Trick or Treat:  Sunday Oct 29 2-4


Grab your best (non-scary) costume and join us for some trick-or-treating in the farmyard! Go for a walk through our barn and around the stone paddock to collect candy. Meet the animals, make a Halloween craft, and enjoy music, hot cider and cider doughnuts. Bring your pre-carved pumpkin from home to light up our carriage barn. Participants can vote for the "best of" in a number of categories and winners will be announced at the end of the event. 


An adult must attend with children at no additional cost. Please let us know if there are any allergies and we will do our best to accommodate with available candy. 



Like Cheese?  Learn how to make Mozzarella at home! 

Spend a morning or an evening  with Appleton’s own cheese maker, Kristian Holbrook, for a hands-on cheese making class in our farm kitchen.  You’ll learn all the basics of making soft cheeses, make your own mozzarella and ricotta to take home, and get a tour of our dairy operation and cheese caves. Kristian will cover all the basics of cheese making and teach you exactly how to make delicious fresh cheese at home. Next cleass is November 18th, but it makes a great outing for a book club!   contact screighton@thetrustees.org to arrange a special class. 

Or.... spend a day in the Creamery:  Oct 26 or Nov 10. sign up at the store or on line.


News from the Farm Store

Milk bottling on Wednesday this week.  

Now you can keep the taste of Appleton tomatoes all season long.  Our own tomato puree is now in the store. 

Alprilla flour, freshly milled in Essex, is back!   It is fresh and seasonal.   We will be ordering it weekly so let us know if you want a special order.   The flour comes in 2 and 5 pound bags.   Cornmeal will be coming later this fall.  

A&J King breads & pastries are delivered daily Mon-Sat. 
Pure Pastry are freshly baked Thursdays.  Pure Pastry product is refrigerated so keeps well through Saturday. 
We have several new items including toys and puzzles -- great farm related gifts!

Regular store hours are M-F 11 to 6 and Sat and Sun 10-4.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Week 19 - Fall Shares, Concerts, and Cooking Classes!

We had a threat of frost last week but it seemed to miss our fields. I’m yet to see any cold damage on tender plants. While many have been enjoying the mild fall we’ve had so far, including me, a hard frost could do us well. It does wonders to sweeten up certain crops like carrots and spinach, and it kills off some pesky weeds that are threatening to go to seed. For now it seems the mild weather will continue.

Our wonderful and talented share room manager, Sarah Kelly, who warmly greets all our shareholders each week and keeps the barn looking so good, is moving on to a different role within the Trustees. She will finish out the season with us in the shareroom on Thursdays and Fridays through the end of month as she takes on new responsibilities in an administration support role for our statewide Trustees agriculture team. In essence, it’s a shift from front of the house to behind the scenes, as she will continue her work at Appleton Farms helping with CSA signups, among other things. I’d like to acknowledge and thank her for the great work she’s done this summer!


This week the share will include:


Greens
Spinach
Head lettuce
Fennel
Kale
Collards
Rainbow chard
Daikon radish
Kohl rabi
Napa cabbage
Carrots
Onions
Sweet potatoes
Butternut squash
Herbs - PYO
Corn stalks - PYO

Despite our best efforts to keep a good stash of scissors for the pick your own field, every week many go missing. I’d like to encourage you to bring your own scissors if you plan on picking.

Just a reminder, we only allow one pickup per week but the choice of day is up to you. If you cannot make it for one of the weeks, you can always send a friend to pick up your share for you. Please remember to bring your tote bags!

MORE Ways to Get Great Food from the Farm

Sign up for our Winter CSA!

A typical share features a mix of storage crops like winter squash, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, beets, onions, garlic, popcorn, and fresh vegetables like head lettuce, kale, spinach, and arugula. The three pickups, which feature quite a bit more volume than our summer share, are on Fridays in November and December:

Sign up online at  www.thetrustees.org/appletonwinter

Meat Share will be coming to Appleton this Fall 

More info can be found here.  


Fall Cheese Share and Holiday Cheese Boxes 

We will be offering a shorter cheese share in November and December and taking orders for the Holiday Cheese Boxes.   We will have a few seasonal cheeses.  Details at the Store soon.  

Neil Young Cover Band, Rust Never Sleeps, Concert - October 22

Join us for our annual Down on the Farm Fall Concert Series at Appleton Farms! These family-friendly concerts will feature live music, food trucks, lawn games, and an opportunity to meet our dairy cows and farm animals. The series kicks off on Sunday, 

Bring your own picnic or purchase food from Joe's on a Roll and CopperDome Pizza.  Beer and wine will also be available for purchase from Ipswich Ale and Old Planters Brewing.

Gates open at 4pm and concert starts at 5pm. Leaf-peeping and family photo opportunities among the foliage in our historic Stone Paddock a bonus!


Cooking Class:  October 19th 6-9 pm  - Autumn Apple Harvest 


It’s apple season in New England and we’re honoring this favorite crop in our farm kitchen!  We’ll prepare a complete menu including both sweet & savory dishes using apples sourced from local orchards, with recipes such as Roasted Delicata & Apple Salad with Warm Honey-Lemon Dressing, Apple-Stuffed Pork Loin with Hard Cider Pan Sauce, Sweet & Sour Braised Red Cabbage and delicious Dutch Apple Kuchen.  Our workshop includes hands-on cooking, professional culinary tips & techniques, printed recipes, plus a sampling of unique heirloom apples and locally crafted hard cider! Class ends with a wonderful meal in the farmhouse dining room.  (byob beer & wine allowed).   Sign up at the Store or HERE


Trick or Treat:  Sunday Oct 29 2-4


Grab your best (non-scary) costume and join us for some trick-or-treating in the farmyard! Go for a walk through our barn and around the stone paddock to collect candy. Meet the animals, make a Halloween craft, and enjoy music, hot cider and cider doughnuts. Bring your pre-carved pumpkin from home to light up our carriage barn. Participants can vote for the "best of" in a number of categories and winners will be announced at the end of the event. 


An adult must attend with children at no additional cost. Please let us know if there are any allergies and we will do our best to accommodate with available candy. 


Like Cheese?  Learn how to make Mozzarella at home! 

Spend a morning or an evening  with Appleton’s own cheese maker, Kristian Holbrook, for a hands-on cheese making class in our farm kitchen.  You’ll learn all the basics of making soft cheeses, make your own mozzarella and ricotta to take home, and get a tour of our dairy operation and cheese caves. Kristian will cover all the basics of cheese making and teach you exactly how to make delicious fresh cheese at home. Next cleass is November 18th, but it makes a great outing for a book club!   contact screighton@thetrustees.org to arrange a special class. 


News from the Farm Store

Milk bottling on Wednesday this week.  

Now you can keep the taste of Appleton tomatoes all season long.  Our own tomato puree is now in the store. 

Alprilla flour, freshly milled in Essex, is back!   It is fresh and seasonal.   We will be ordering it weekly so let us know if you want a special order.   The flour comes in 2 and 5 pound bags.   Cornmeal will be coming later this fall.  


A&J King breads & pastries are delivered daily Mon-Sat. 
Pure Pastry are freshly baked Thursdays.  Pure Pastry product is refrigerated so keeps well through Saturday. 
We have several new items including toys and puzzles -- great farm related gifts!

Regular store hours are M-F 11 to 6 and Sat and Sun 10-4.