First time visitors and returning Friends of Ambler Farm alike—we’re delighted you’re here. While we hope you’ll visit us in person, click around this site to get a virtual sense of a real treasure right here in the “backyard” of New York City…a 200 year-old working farm dedicated to celebrating our community’s agrarian roots through hands-on learning programs, sustainable agriculture, responsible land stewardship, and historic preservation. Year-round activities for children, families and adults, community gatherings, and educational programs are but a few of the many opportunities for fun and discovery at Ambler Farm.
So come ‘home’ to Ambler Farm and roam our 22 acres of organic gardens, meadows, seasonal farm stand, live farm animals, honeybees and the soon-to-be-restored antique farmhouse. Ambler Farm is a place to connect – to the land, to our history, to our families. Ambler Farm is your farm.
Registration for Summer programs is underway!
Annual Sunset Supper – An Evening in the Garden
Saturday, June 15th from 6 – 10pm
Join us for our annual kick off to summer
Sip cocktails and enjoy delectable bites enjoying live music by a local group. Afterwards, enjoy a family-style dinner under the tent in our wonderful educational gardens, which have been lovingly developed and tended to by Program Manager Kevin Meehan and the many students who have contributed to them.
The dinner will be catered by Bistro du Soleil and will feature some of our very own organic produce.
Please go to our Summer page for a full listing of the menu – highlights include Chorizo puff pasty, Pea & Mint Demitasse Soup, Poached Salmon & Honey Mustard Dill Sauce served with Cucumber Dill Salad & Roasted Vegetables, and Roasted Filet Mignon. Beer and wine and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Ambler Farm Transplants
UPDATE: We are no longer taking pre-orders as the window to start seedlings has closed. However, we still have many of our organic produce transplants available for purchase. Stop by the Farm between 9am-noon on Saturdays May 18, May 25 to pick up your pre-orders or to buy from our remaining (robust) inventory! While supplies last.
Our new “Seedlings to Order” program offers a wider choice for your home gardens; you can choose from several varieties of 25 vegetable types. The key to this new program is that we will grow some varieties only if you have ordered them in advance.
We are offering additional varieties of eggplants, flowers, herbs, onions, scallions, salad + cooking greens, peppers, summer squash, tomatoes, and winter squash. Also available are arugula, beets, peas, radishes and spinach, which normally get seeded directly but can be transplanted for an early start.
We hope this program encourages you to expand your gardening horizons! Our transplants are 100% organically grown in our greenhouse from seed and are lovingly tended by our Director of Agriculture, Jonathan Kirschner.
Summer Program: Adventures at the Farm
This unique program provides an opportunity for students to experience farm life. Students will not only learn about the plants in our educational gardens but have hands-on opportunities to work in the gardens, spend time with our sheep and goats, and check to see if our chickens have laid eggs.
Baby chicks, rabbits and visiting animals provide engaging opportunities for kids to interact and learn. Activities include woodworking, hayrides, planting, harvesting, animals, cooking and more! Students are grouped by grade levels for appropriate activities. Each week consists of different activities.
Registration for our Summer programs is now open! Click here for links to our registration forms.
NEW! Apprentice Farmer Program for Adults
This program is an extraordinary opportunity to learn all about farming by working side by side with Ambler Farm’s Farmer Jonathan. You’ll begin the growing season in March/April in the greenhouse and continue through spring, summer and fall to learn all of the fascinating aspects of farming. You will learn garden planning, choosing the right crops, planting, transplanting, crop rotation, weed/pest control, irrigation, harvesting, extending the farm season, and much more. The hours are flexible and the level of involvement is determined by you. Whether you are a budding farmer or just interested in improving your own garden, this program promises to be interesting and rewarding. Please contact Farmer Jonathan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Program cost: $500.