Welcome Home to Ambler Farm

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
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We’re Hiring!

Part-time paid farming position available at Ambler Farm for the 2018 season
Ambler Farm is looking for a person to work with Farmer Jonathan in the Ambler Farm greenhouse and fields from late-February through October. Hours will range from 5-20 hours per week, and will be on the longer side of that range as the season progresses. This individual’s main role will be seeding, watering, and transplanting in the greenhouse, gradually shifting into harvesting and field work as the Wilton Farmer’s Market and our own farm stand open in late-May. No Experience Necessary. Learn More Here. Interested applicants should contact Jonathan Kirschner, Director of Agriculture: jonathan@amblerfarm.org

Tap-a-Tree Maple Syrup Program

Saturday, February 3rd at 10am or 1pm
Learn the science and history of maple syruping by being a hands-on part of the process. There will be two training sessions offered (February 3rd at 10am or 1pm); only ONE session is required for training. On that day you will choose a tree and hang your bucket that will collect sap. We will send regular updates on the running of the sap so you can come to the Farm to collect sap from your tree. We will boil down the sap in our sugar shack and send each family home with their very own bottle of Ambler Farm maple syrup.

The season runs from early February to mid-March. Maple syrup production is winter farming and, therefore, weather dependent. A typical season is five weeks long. If you are traveling during February or March, we will collect sap for you.

Enrollment limited to 110 families. This program sold out quickly in previous years, so please do not wait to sign up! The number of trees at the Farm is limited, so we are unable to accommodate late requests or wait lists. Registration opens to members on January 3rd, non-members on January 17th, space permitting.
$65 per non-member family / $60 per member family
Register Here

Valentine’s Tea

Saturday, February 10th, 2-4pm
Spend a cozy afternoon with your little Valentine at our annual Tea! Enjoy platters of delicious sandwiches and sweets galore, and have fun making a craft to take home. The Tea is a popular event and sells out quickly, so reserve your spot soon!
$20 per adult and $10 per child. Registration opens to members and non-members on January 3rd.
Register Here

Summer Program: Adventures at the Farm

Weeks of June 18th through August 6th
Registration to our popular summer camp will be available online in early February.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 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.

Register for Member Discounts

Register on our website today! Then each time you visit amblerfarm.org to sign up for a program or event, sign in with your username and password. If you are a Member, you will gain automatic access to early event registration and any discounted prices that are available for Members only. Member discounts will be applied during checkout. Members will be notified when early Members-only registration begins.

Ambler Farm Produce

While the Wilton Farmers’ Market and Ambler farm stand are closed for the 2017 season, we wanted to find a way to offer our produce as long as we are still able to harvest it in the field. To that end, we are working with the Village Market in Wilton and Peter’s in Weston to provide our produce for sale. Look for the bags with our label on them in their produce department. Thank you for your continued support of Ambler Farm!

Once Upon a Farm…

What makes Ambler Farm so special? Watch our video to find out!

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 jennifer@amblerfarm.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.

Click here for donation form