Green Gifting Ideas from The Trustees of Reservations


In the spirit of giving and giving back, Eco News Network offers the following green gifting ideas with a Massachusetts focus from our friends at The Trustees of Reservations. The Trustees is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, “for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts.”




Holiday Cheese Samplercheese
New this holiday season, share a slice of your local farm. The Appleton Farms Cheese Sampler includes half ­pound wedges of  The Colonel, Blazing Blue, Sunset Hill Triple Cream, and Pinnacle cheeses. Hand­packaged with care, presented in rustic boxes crowned with a signature Appleton label, and tied with a lovely ribbon, the Holiday Cheese Sampler makes a perfect holiday present. Have one on hand as a hostess gift or for impromptu festivities at your own house.




Night of R&R at the Inn at Castle Hill
A Gift Certificate is the perfect way to treat a loved one to an escape from a hectic world. Please call the Inn (978.922.2555) to make arrangements for a certificate to be prepared in any amount to be used towards a stay at the Inn. Learn more about the Inn at Castle Hill!


Farm to Fridge Dairy Share 
A smorgasbord of handcrafted, delicious, and nutritious milk, cheese, and yogurt, fresh from Appleton Farm. Pay a flat price at the beginning of the season, then you, your family or your friend can visit the farm weekly to pick up your choice of milk, yogurt, and cheese. (It’s like our veggie CSA, but for dairy.) Picture a cozy season of gooey grilled cheese, artisan pizza, warm oatmeal with the freshest ­of ­fresh milk…Learn more and sign up today!


Bryant Homestead in winter

Appleton Cooks! gift certificate
Give the gift of inspired local and healthy cooking by purchasing an Appleton Cooks gift certificate. Gift certificates as available by calling: 978.356.5728 x 12 or emailing For a full list of upcoming programs please visit here.


“Green” Gift Membership to The Trusteesimage001
A gift that keeps on giving with free entry to most Trustees properties, invitations to special events, and discounts on hundreds of Trustees programs throughout the region. To learn more visit their website.

Photos courtesy of Trustees of Reservations

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