Address: 219 County Rd, Ipswich MA 01938 / (978) 356-5778
About Us / Appleton Farms History: Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the United States. Established in 1638 by a land grant to Samuel Appleton, it is the oldest working farm in Massachusetts, and at 1,000 acres, one of the largest. Perhaps more importantly, the farm preserves a bucolic, pastoral landscape, agricultural traditions, and historic farm buildings that are rapidly disappearing in the eastern part of the state. To connect people with the land, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program was established in 2002.