With a state-of-the-art digital camera in hand, capture Appleton Farms, one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the United States. Equipped with the latest camera gear from Olympus, provided by Hunt’s Photo & Video, and personally coached by Hunt’s technical experts and visiting professional photographer Jamie MacDonald, you'll be poised to capture the rolling grasslands, grazing livestock, ancient stone walls, tree-lined carriage paths and more at this historic farm.
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- To pay by check: Please make checks payable to: Essex Heritage. Checks can be mailed to: Essex Heritage, 221 Essex Street, Suite 41 Salem, MA 01970.
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About Photographer Jamie MacDonald
Jamie MacDonald is an Olympus Trailblazer and Getty Images Artist living in Michigan's lower peninsula. A nature and wildlife photographer who has a passion for capturing those beautiful moments that might otherwise go unnoticed. When Jamie isn't enjoying time with his family he can often be found setting up his Olympus cameras along lonely country roads or deep in the woods where he finds inspiration. Follow Jamie's adventures on his website www.jmacdonaldphoto.com
About Appleton Farms
Appleton Farms’ pastoral landscape offers a rare glimpse into New England’s agricultural past. A gift of Colonel Francis R. Appleton, Jr., and his wife Joan, Appleton Farms is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country, established and maintained by nine generations of the Appleton family. Today, Appleton Farms is continuing the centuries old traditions started by the Appleton family. Cows still graze out on pasture and are milked each morning and afternoon – their milk is processed on-site to make cheese, butter, and yogurt. Fresh eggs are collected daily from the chickens, while free-range grass-fed beef herd grazes in the Great Pasture. The grasslands here harbor one of New England’s largest populations of bobolinks and meadowlarks. Wetlands provide important spring feeding stops for migrating marsh birds and are home to frogs and salamanders, including the rare blue- and yellow-spotted salamander. Deer, fox, coyote, and mink are found in the fields, while the elusive fisher is common in the woodlands. Learn more about Appleton Farms.