Appleton Farms, Ipswich
The hands-on cooking classes at the Appleton Culinary Program offer a true farm-to-table experience with you as the chef, using produce, meat, and eggs grown and raised on Trustees properties and even flour sourced from local millers. Join professional chefs in the Appleton farmhouse for a creative, fresh, and seasonally changing lineup of classes and workshops. Recent experiences include mixology with Ipswich-based Privateer Rum; Mediterranean small plates and all things pasta with chef Aaron Chambers of Settler Salem, and roasted blueberry pie making. 219 County Rd., Ipswich, 978-356-3825, thetrustees.org/program/appletoncooks
The Modern Butcher, Newburyport
Hands-on cooking classes take on new meaning at The Modern Butcher. Case in point: the Beef 101 classes that demonstrate the breakdown of half a cow and go over cuts of meat and cooking techniques, complete with snacks, drinks, and meat to take home.
226 Merrimac St., Newburyport, 978-465-6500, facebook.com/themodernbutchershop