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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April News from the Farm

Greetings from Appleton,

Update from the CSA Farm Office
As the weather warms up, CSA renewals and registrations for the farm are winding down.  We are excited to welcome some new families from our wait list!  In the office we are starting to prepare welcome packets that will include all the information needed for the upcoming 2016 season including the shareholder agreement and CSA handbook.  In an effort to better serve our CSA community, minimize waste, and reduce our usage of paper, we have moved to sending this information electronically to the primary shareholder’s email.  Please check your inboxes for our packet the first week of May to make sure it doesn’t land in your spam folder.  

If you have any questions about your share, please feel free to call the farm office at 978-356-5728, ext 4110 or email our CSA Manager, Ryan Wood at with any specific questions about our growing practices.

From the Farm Store:
Eden Pond's pastured chickens are back in the farm store for sale and with all the spring calves being born, we have plenty of whole, 1% and heavy cream available. After a walk on the farm stop by for A & J King’s fresh pastries- cinnamon rolls, cookies, scones, and croissants- with a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. 


We're hiring multiple seasonal positions to lend a hand with our family programs & events, new pick-your-own flower field, summer camp and farmer's markets. 

If you love the farm, enjoy working with people, and have experience teaching children in an outdoor setting, inquire about our Education Assistant job by emailing Caroline at

Green thumb and love to grow fresh cut flowers? Inquire about our Flower Fields Coordinator by emailing Beth at

Interested in spending your summer outdoors alongside a bunch of mini-farmers? Check out our farm camp educator positions at

Want to take our show on the road and sell our Appleton milk and cheeses at our local farmer's markets? Email Beth at

Most positions require at least one weekend day. Interest in sustainable agriculture and an outgoing personality required.

THE FARM WISH LIST: Have what we are looking for? Email and thank you!
  • Chainsaw artist who can create some veggie friends for our lonely but well-loved  wooden carrot outside the farm store
  • Garden carts or wheelbarrows in decent condition


Handpicked: Farm Dinner and "When Food Works for You" Talk with Core Retreats: April 16th 5PM
Enjoy a signature cocktail and hors d’ oeuvres on the porch at the 
farm house over looking the beautiful fields and gardens. Sample a farm fresh dinner created by local chefs followed by dessert and an enlightening talk “When Food Works for You” with Catrina Marie
Catrina Marie is a AADP certified Holistic Health Coach and international
yoga and meditation teacher with the Art of Living Foundation. She has
over 17 years of experience with alternative healing, preventative care,
spiritual based life coaching, and healing with food; learning and working
with internationally recognized experts in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda.

Appleton Farm Summer Camp Open House
Saturday, April 16 & Saturday, April 23 from 10AM-2PM
Calling all mini-animal lovers!  You asked, we listened.  Our new farm camp is coming this summer and we’d like to show you what a day in the life of a camper looks like here on the farm. Join us for a FREE drop-in camp sampler. Meet with our camp director, see our camp headquarters, and find out what Appleton Farm Camp will offer for activities, learning, and summer fun. There will be crafts, games, and activities all day for kids. Register for camp on site or take home information to share with friends.  FREE

April Vacation Programs:
Farm Felting
Monday, April 18 & Friday, April 22 from 10AM-11AM
Mason Jar Terrariums
Monday, April 18 & Friday, April 22 from 2PM-3PM

Spring Yarn Wreaths
Wednesday, April 20 from 10AM-11AM & 2PM-3PM

Farm Fiddleheads Pre-school program
4 weeks, begins May 3rd 9:30-10:30AM
Explore the rhythms of Appleton Farms with your pre-schooler. We’ll meet the cows, harvest the fields, wander the woods and dig into farm chores. Fiddleheads experience it all through age-appropriate sensory activities, stories, songs and crafts. Each program will last 1 hour and will have a different theme such as “What Plants Need to Grow” or “Meet the Cows.” Please pre-register.

Mother's Day Spring Alpen Celebration
Sunday, May 8th 10AM-12PM
A fresh idea for Mother’s Day!  Spend the morning at Appleton Farms ushering in the season of spring, the fresh flavors of the farm, and the dairy herd’s return to pasture.  A tradition originating in the Alps, this day will include traditional Swiss treats and homemade breakfast goodies from our farm kitchen.  A fondue bar, live music, and more. Let the Moms relax and enjoy the festivities while the kids help us open the barnyard, meet the baby animals, and make a gift for mom. Flower crown making in the Carriage Barn for all to enjoy. Decorated with bells and flowers, the cows will end the celebration in a traditional cow parade to their new spring pastures.

FREE for moms! Please register all other adults and children.

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