Saturday, September 30, 2023

Welcome the New Calves at Appleton Farms!


About Welcome the New Calves at Appleton Farms!


Join us to welcome and celebrate the arrival of our two new dairy calves, Gigi & Joanie!

We will start the celebration with cow story time, followed by a hands-on butter making activity, a milking demonstration, and of course a meet and greet with the cows before you leave!

This is a group experience and a timed ticketed event, and will start exactly on the hour. We will meet in the Stone Paddock adjacent to the Carriage Barn. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

After spending time with the cows be sure to get a delicious cheesy pizza at the Farmhouse Lawn.

About the Cows:

Gray and Jasmine, the last remaining Jersey dairy cows at Appeton Farms, each had a beautiful calf doubling our education herd. We are excited about this event as it continues the long rich tradition of raising Jersey Dairy cows at Appleton Farms. One of the Appleton’s cows even won a blue ribbon in the 1893 Chicago World Fair! We hope to keep this legacy of Appleton Jerseys alive and continue to teach and educate the public about dairy cattle and dairy operations.

Gigi, born 6/22/23 and Joanie, born 6/30/23 are Jersey Belted Galloway cross calves.

$12 members $20 nonmembers

Tickets are required for ALL attendees

Children under 2 are free

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  • Program Refunds/Cancellations: In the event that a program is cancelled due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify you as soon as possible by email and issue you a full refund within 14 days of the cancellation. If you cannot attend a program as planned, contact at least 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund or transfer to another date/class. Refunds and/or class transfers will not be granted for registration cancellations placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program. There are no refunds for missed classes. Appleton Farms reserves the right to change program locations, schedules, or instructors when necessary. 
  • Where to park: When you arrive at the farm, go right at the fork at the Welcome House (towards Farmhouse, Carriage Barn & Offices) and park in the lot next to the white Farmhouse / Farm Offices. Overflow parking is located along the drive leading up to the farmhouse between the trees before you cross the 4-way bridge intersection. Please be mindful of roped off areas and no-parking signs.  The event will meet at the Carriage Barn, which is across the stone paddock in the grey buildilng.
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  • The Trustees reserves the right to photograph or video visitors and program participants for promotional use, and usage of its properties implies consent. See the full policy at
  • Buy out a class/private events: Have a group that wants to take a class or program together? We have options to buy out our classes and/or create private events. Email for more information. 
  • While you’re here: Don’t forget to stop by our seasonal wood-fired pizza oven open weekends Spring- Fall and visit the Farm Store Tuesday- Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.

All are welcome at Appleton Farms, we are excited to host you!

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