Lectures & Workshops

Appleton Culinary Program

A year-round program that celebrates the season with hands-on cooking classes, educational experiences, and farm dinners.

Culinary Workshops
Gather at our Farmhouse to prepare seasonal recipes with our in-house team of professional chef-instructors and other celebrated food artisans from the region. Classes vary and feature a variety of themes from farm-to-table meals to in-depth workshops on sourdough bread making, savory and sweet pies, herbal tonics, or other craft foods and beverages. Whether it’s a quick class or a longer workshop, you’ll go home with new skills and tasty recipes to share with friends and family.

Upcoming Culinary Workshops  |  March – June, 2023

Private Culinary Workshops
Your group will work with a professional chef instructor to create a full farm-fresh meal, which you will all enjoy together in the farm dining room or outside on the tented patio. Gain new cooking skills, eat some terrific food, and bond with friends over a shared experience. Not a bad way to spend an evening! Workshops can be tailored to your own particular tastes and interests. Farm tours are a nice addition to your private class or dinner and are available upon request.

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More about our Farming Practices:
Our wood-fired pizza, farmhouse food service, private dining, and culinary workshops all feature Trustees-Grown produce, meat, and eggs. Appleton Farms utilizes sustainable strategies to foster better food systems through regenerative farming practices that enhance organic matter, soil fertility, forage quality, and annual crop yields. We employ thoughtful grazing practices that help reduce habitat disruption as well as enhance our landscapes’ carbon storage capacity. We use flour sourced from local millers in Hadley, MA, who partner with regenerative grain farmers in CT & NY. The wheat we use is a special blend of hard red Glenn & soft white Harris. This flour is cold stone-milled and lightly sifted to maintain the nutritional benefits of grain, including protein, fiber, antioxidants and trace minerals.

What People Are Saying

I have never enjoyed cooking and this has been the breakthrough for me. Learning new techniques and doing it with others has been fun. It has also helped me to learn new ways to use my farm share. I am a real fan of this program and will be signing up for more.

– AppletonCooks Participant

Amazing amount of fun in one evening. Every recipe worth repeating at home… Would recommend it to everyone.

– AppletonCooks Participant

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