Sustainable Heritage [USGBC+]

Appleton Farms in Hamilton and Ipswich, Massachusetts, is one of the oldest and largest (with more than a thousand acres) continuously operating farms in the United States. Established in 1638 by a land grant to Samuel Appleton, the farm today preserves a bucolic landscape, agricultural traditions, and historic farm buildings that are disappearing in the eastern part of the state. Acquired by the Trustees in 2000, Appleton Farms has the ambitious goal to become carbon-neutral in its near future.