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.
Summer Program: Adventures at the Farm
Space Still Available the Weeks of August 1st and August 8th, 2016
There is still availability in this unique farm program that 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. If you have questions about what we cook and allergies, please contact Jen Grass: email@example.com
Download Preschool registration form here Starts the week of June 20th. **Weeks of June 27 and July 11 Preschool Program are full.**
Download Grades 1-7 registration form here Starts the week of June 27th.
Tomato Tasting + Family Fun Day
Sunday, August 21st, 1:00-3:00pm
Enjoy an epicurean afternoon at Ambler Farm while tasting and learning about a variety of fresh heirloom, hybrid and garden variety tomatoes. Bring the largest tomato from your home garden and the attendee with the largest one will receive a prize! We will have lawn games and a tour of the production garden. We encourage you to bring a tomato-based dish for sharing at the event. If you plan to participate, please email us the recipe in advance and bring a copy on August 21st. BYO picnic and blankets or chairs. Rain or Shine. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: $20/family (up to 6 people)
Members may register beginning July 25th. Tickets to the general public will go on sale August 1st, space permitting. Walk-ins welcome.
Ambler Farm Day 2016
Sunday, September 25th, 12:00-4:00pm
Families from Wilton and beyond descend upon Ambler Farm for our yearly fall festival. Enjoy the Apple Slingshot, visiting with our Farm Animals, Make-Your-Own-Scarecrow, Hay Rides, Trebuchet (aka “Punkin Chucker”), Children’s Crafts, Pumpkin Patch + more! $20 per family at the entrance.
Ambler Farm Day is our biggest event of the year and we need YOUR help to make sure it’s the best ever! If you are interested in volunteering, either the day of the event or prior, please contact Robin Clune: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farm Stand + Wilton Farmers’ Market
Our farm stand is open every Saturday through October from 9am-2pm at Ambler Farm (257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton). Join us at the Wilton Farmers’ Market every Wednesday between 12-5pm at the Wilton Historical Society (224 Danbury Road in Wilton). Subscribe to our eNewsletter to find out what’s available each week at the farm stand.
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 email@example.com 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.