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.
Part-time paid farming position available at Ambler Farm for the 2017 season.
We are looking for a person to work with Farmer Jonathan in the Ambler Farm greenhouse and fields from late-February through October.
Maple Syrup Open Houses
Saturdays, March 4th + March 11th, 1-2pm
Come experience a New England tradition: turning sap into syrup! The history and process of making syrup is fascinating. Kids and families will have an opportunity to tap a tree, take the maple syrup taste test, learn about Native American, colonial, and modern methods of making syrup and, of course, taste Ambler Farm’s very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream. Bottles of Ambler Farm Maple Syrup will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.
Home Garden Workshop
Wednesday, March 22nd, 9:30 – 11:30am
Do you ever wish your garden would yield the same beautiful produce that our own Farmer Jonathan Kirschner grows? It can! Now is the time to start planning for your home garden. Jonathan, Ambler Farm’s Director of Agriculture, is offering this workshop to guide you on your way to the most bountiful home garden. He will walk through the steps that he takes at Ambler Farm and how to adapt these processes to your own garden. Topics include: Crop Selection, Timing, Spacing, Basic Soil Nutrition, and Basic garden design.
$25 per member / $30 per non-member
Registration opens to members on February 22nd and to non-members on March 6th (space permitting).
Youth Apprentice Program
Open Houses: March 11th + March 18th at 3:00pm
This unique six-month program (May–October) is open to students currently in grades 5-11. We are only accepting new apprentices in grades 5-8. Apprentices meet several times a week to plant, maintain and harvest the farm’s gardens. They also care for our rabbits, goats, sheep, chickens and coming in May, our resident pigs! Apprentices are actively involved in farm-related tasks. The work can be challenging but incredibly rewarding. An extraordinary, hands-on program.
Parents and prospective apprentices must attend one open house on either March 11th or March 18th.
Summer Program: Adventures at the Farm
Weeks of June 19th through August 7th, 2017
9:00am – 1:00pm
This unique farm program provides an opportunity for students to experience farm life. Students will not only learn about the plants in our educational gardens but have opportunities to work in the gardens. Spending time with our sheep,goats and pigs is a favorite activity as well as checking to see if our chickens have laid eggs. Baby chicks,ducks,turkeys and 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 will change each week for variety. Join us for your choice of weeks or the whole summer!
Download Preschool Registration Form
Download Grades 1-7 Registration Form
It’s not too early to think Spring! 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 wide range 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. If you order early, you will have access to many options that are “Grown to Order Only.” Check out our transplants and let your gardening imaginations run wild!
View + Order Transplants
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.