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Lectures & Workshops

Appleton Culinary Program

A year-round program designed for people who love food – whether you’re just beginning or a practiced chef. We offer classes and workshops, Farm Dinners, and more.

What Do We Offer?

Cooking Classes & Workshops
Gather in our state-of-the-art farmhouse kitchen to prepare seasonal recipes with professional chef-instructors. Classes vary but many begin with a leisurely stroll to collect key ingredients from the fields, cheese kitchen, chicken coops, and dairy. Most end with a sit down shared meal. Whether it’s a quick class or a longer workshop, you’ll go home with new skills and tasty recipes to feed your friends and family.

Upcoming Farmhouse Culinary Workshops  |  January – March

  • Meat Pies: Learn to make traditional meat pies using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Appleton Farms Baker Kami Turgeon will lead a hands-on pie crust making demonstration using local flour.  ( January 6 | February 3 | March 3 )
  • Sourdough Baking: Learn to make bakery-quality bread with local flour in their home oven. Culinary Program Manager Jess Wagoner will demonstrate mixing, folding, shaping, proofing, scoring and baking Appleton’s flagship Farmstead Sourdough. ( January 12 | February 9 | March 9 )
  • Winter Harvest SoupsLearn about building flavor through stock, as well as using what’s in season to capture the flavors of winter in New England. Appleton Farms vegetarian cook Tom Bush will lead a hands-on soup making demonstration using vegetables from the farm. ( January 19 | February 16 | March 16 )

Private Culinary Workshops & Dinners
Want to do something different and fun for your next special occasion? Consider booking a private workshop! 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! If cooking isn’t your thing, and you would rather sit back and just enjoy a special dinner with friends, we offer that too! Workshops and dinners 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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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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