Farms & Food

Party in the Paddock

at Appleton Farms on Thursday, September 12 at 5:30PM

Join us for an enchanting evening amidst the rustic charm of the stone paddock at our beloved Appleton Farms!

This evening guests will enjoy a special cocktail reception featuring a seasonal and locally-inspired menu by Relish Catering and Events of Ipswich. We’ll be showcasing the freshest produce from Appleton Farms and delectable desserts from the Farm Kitchen. Enjoy a variety of hors d’oeuvres and mini meals as you mingle and share stories by the warm glow of a fire pit. Let’s come together to celebrate the wonders of Appleton Farms and the extraordinary community that brings it to life.

Event proceeds go directly and exclusively to Appleton Farms, one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country. Your support underwrites the critical daily operations of the farm, ranging from property stewardship to education programs. With your support, this treasured community resource provides certified organic vegetables and 100% pasture-raised livestock, year-round school and youth programs, seasonal events rooted in our cultural history, and exceptional resource care to ensure Appleton Farms can be enjoyed for generations to come.

During the event we will be raising funds for infrastructure work at Jimmy’s Barn. This historic barn is critical to Appleton’s farming operation, which enables us to provide fresh produce to the community, supports the care and management of the land, and serves as a hub of education programming. Philanthropic support is critical to our work at Appleton Farms, and we appreciate your partnership in caring for this special place.

Ticketing Information

Friends of Appleton, Per person: $175
          *Individual Tickets will release on August 1.



Grass Rides Sponsor (2 tickets, shared firepit): $1,000
Farmstead Sponsor (4 tickets, shared firepit): $2,500
Great Pasture Sponsor (6 tickets, dedicated firepit): $5,000
Paddock Sponsor (12 tickets, dedicated firepit): $10,000

Please note $50 per person is not tax-deductible. For Paddock and Great Pasture Sponsors, an additional $50 is not tax-deductible. Gifts from a donor advised fund cannot be accepted if you are attending the event. Please email with questions.

Prefer to mail a check? Email to ensure your registration is recorded accurately. Checks payable to: The Trustees, 200 High Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110

Event Chairs
Jennifer and Matthew Daniels
Suzanne and Arthur Steinert
Alice and Fred Winthrop

2024 Host Committee
Stephanie and Clement Benenson
Anne and Franz Colloredo-Mansfeld
Catherine and Peter Creighton
Jennifer and Tom Eddy
Hilary Mahoney Esdaile
Jenny and Chris Ford
Jade Gedeon and Will Kiester
Susie and Jay Jostyn
Molly and Mook Lawrence
Eliza and Chip McConnell
Mallie Loring Pratt and Stuart F. Pratt
Holly and Chris Shepherd
Lia and Andy Wainwright
Megan and Andy West
Georgina Winthrop and Robert Stevenson
Sarah and Mel Wolfgang

Special thanks to our event sponsors:

Peak event Services           Relish Catering & Events


Donor Advised Funds

Gifts from Donor Advised Funds will not be accepted if you are planning to attend the event. The full admission fee, including the tax-deductible and non-tax-deductible portions, must be paid via credit card, check, cash, or stock. If you are not attending the event at all, donations to the event can be accepted by indicating in the designation “charity event – not attending” when submitting your DAF recommendation.

Can't Attend?

The Trustees accepts 100% tax-deductible donations. Thank you for your generous support!