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

We offer both public and private culinary workshops in our farmhouse kitchen. Your group will work with a professional chef instructor to help you gain new cooking skills, eat terrific farm grown food, and bond with friends over a shared experience. Private workshops can be tailored to your own particular tastes and interests. Offerings change throughout the year and are based on what’s in season at the farm. Topics range from 3-course farm ingredient dinners to sourdough bread baking, to seasonal sweet and savory pies.

Farm Store Offerings

Our culinary team works from the land year-round to produce a variety of baked goods, prepared foods, and specialty items for our farm store. By showcasing Trustees grown products, along with other local sustainable ingredients we endeavor to bring our farm to your table. A rotation of soups, stews & broths are always on hand. Our famous butter-crust pot pies and farm egg quiche showcase a variety of farm grown vegetables. In addition to these staple items, our team creates a variety of unique features, snacks, spreads, and treats throughout all seasons.

Special pre-order holiday offerings punctuate the year with family favorites & comfort foods that are true labors of love from our team.

Bread & Pastry Program

Daily baked breads & pastries are a highlight of our culinary program. We use flour sourced from local millers in Hadley, MA, who partner with regenerative grain farmers in CT & NY. As a working-laboratory both in our farm and our kitchen, we are experimenting with Appleton grown grains and different ratios to continually enhance our bread program. We offer classic sourdough all days of the week, in addition to specialty breads highlighting ingredients and flavors fitting of the season. Bread is available in set quantities for the day based on our morning bake.

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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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