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Join Appleton Farms for their first local food festival! On Saturday, August 20, Appleton Farms will host Graze the North Shore, a food festival with local farmers, chefs, brewers, vintners, and food enthusiasts for a day of summertime feasting. As one of the oldest continually operating farms in the country, Appleton is proud to be a part of a sustainable community of food growers and artisans on the North Shore of Massachusetts. This event will help raise awareness of the locavore movement and celebrate the bounty of delicious food being grown, raised, and served in this corner of the state.  

Graze your way through this one-of-a-kind summer event featuring generous tastings of local food, beer and wine, a pig roast, farm tours, cheese sampling, and live music by the Jason Spooner Band. Attendees will experience a true farmer to chef experience among the rolling pastures and historic barns here at Appleton Farms.  


Appleton Farms, 219 County Road, Ipswich MA 01938. Parking is free.

Saturday, August 20 | 6PM-9PM 


Tickets (Trustees Member Adults: $40, Nonmember Adults: $50) include all samples and must be purchased in advance. This event is 21+. Full beverages can be purchased directly from the vendors. Please check our website for more information and program registration at or call the farm at 978.356.5728 x 4112.



Restaurants: Grassy Roots, Wenham, Eva’s Butcher Shop, Danvers, A & B Burger, Beverly, Foreign Affairs, Manchester,  Vidalias, Beverly FarmsIpswich Clambake, IpswichNaumkeag Ordinary, SalemGulu Gulu Cafe,  SalemFlying Saucer Pizza Company, Salem Flatbread, GeorgetownKim Gregory Pure Pastry, BeverlyTatiana’s Treats, North Andover

Breweries and Vintners: Old Planters, Beverly, Newburyport Brewing Company, Newburyport, Alfalfa Winery, Topsfield, Far From the Tree, Salem, Ipswich Ale, Ipswich, 1634 Meadery, Ipswich, Riverwalk Brewing, Newburyport