First time visitors and returning friends – welcome! Ambler Farm is a place where “good things grow.” Here, we celebrate our community’s farming heritage through hands-on learning programs, sustainable agricultural practices and an appreciation of our rich history. Owned by the Town of Wilton, the 200-year-old farm hosts year-round events and educational programs for all ages. Our most popular include maple syruping, cooking classes, a summer program for kids and Ambler Farm Day.
So come ‘home’ to Ambler Farm! Roam our organic gardens and meadows. Visit our seasonal farm stand and our animals. Picnic with your family and check out our historic buildings. Open from dawn to dusk 365 days/year.
Ambler Farm is your farm.
Saturday, June 11th , 6-10pm
Swing Your Partner By the Arm,
Do-si-do on Ambler Farm!
BBQ Catered by Barcelona, Signature Drink, Square Dancing, Hayrides and capped off with Ambler Farm S’mores!
Members $95 per person / Non-members $110 per person
Advance registration required. Members may register beginning April 25th. Tickets to the general public will go on sale on May 9th, space permitting. Register now – enrollment in this popular event is limited and there’s no waiting list!
Summer Program: Adventures at the Farm
Weeks of June 20th through August 8th, 2016
This unique farm program provides an opportunity for students to experience farm life. Students will have opportunities to learn and work in our gardens. Spending time with our sheep and goats is a favorite activity as well as checking to see if our chickens have laid eggs. Baby chicks, rabbits and visiting animals provide engaging opportunities for kids to interact and learn. Each week includes woodworking, hayrides, planting, harvesting, hands on projects, animals, cooking and more! Students are divided by grade levels for appropriate activities, which change each week for variety.
Download Preschool registration form here Starts the week of June 20th. **Week of June 27 Preschool Program is full.**
Download Grades 1-7 registration form here Starts the week of June 27th.
Spring Fling Pancake Breakfast + Sheep Shearing
Saturday, April 30th, 11am – 12:30pm
Celebrate Spring at the Farm! Drop in for pancakes with Ambler Farm maple syrup anytime between 11am and 12:30pm. Visit with our sheep, goats and rabbits, and stay to observe our resident sheeps’ wool shearing in preparation for warmer weather. Do a fun spring craft, and take home a packet of seeds to sow in your own home garden.
$15 per adult, $5 per child. No wait list. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain or Shine.
Home Garden Transplants Sale
Now is a perfect time to plan for warm summer days of fresh produce from your own garden. To help, Ambler Farm is offering a selection of transplants for sale. Our transplants are 100% organically grown in our greenhouse from seed in a compost-based, biologically-active potting soil, and are lovingly tended by our Director of Agriculture, Farmer Jonathan Kirschner. Cold weather transplants will be available at the farm starting Saturday, April 23 and warm weather transplants on Saturday, May 14, from 9am – Noon.
10th Anniversary Gala: Once Upon a Farm
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 7th at Silver Spring Country Club. If you missed our new Once Upon a Farm video, you can view it Here –>. Photos from the Gala can be viewed Here –>.
School field trips now available for preschool and school-aged children
Topics can be tailored to meet the needs of your curriculum. In general, a trip consists of a 1.25 to 1.5 hours program which includes visiting our farm animals to learn about their adaptations, hayride, and a farming experience in our gardens which will vary depending on the produce available. The garden portion includes sampling of produce, parts of a plant and plant adaptations. Cost of the trip is $10 per child.
Please contact Jen Grass at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your visit.
Plant a path – brick by brick
To enhance both beauty and safety for our visitors, the Friends of Ambler Farm will install attractive brick walkways at the entrance to the Carriage Barn and leading to the Raymond-Ambler Farmhouse.
We invite you to leave a lasting legacy to our community by purchasing one or more bricks that will carry your personalized message. Please print out the form, complete and send in.