Note: Registration for Summer programs begins February 5th
Maple Syrup Tap-a-Tree
Saturday, February 9th 10-11am and 1-2pm
Your family will learn the science and history of maple syruping by being a hands-on part of the process. There will be two training sessions offered this year, Saturday, February 9th 10-11am or 1-2pm. 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: This program sold out quickly in previous years so please do not wait to sign up. Enrollment is limited to 90 families. The number of trees at the Farm is limited, so we are unable to accommodate late requests or wait lists. Cost is $65 per non-member family and $60 per member family
Registration for this program is now full!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you register but cannot attend either orientation on 2/9.
Middlebrook Maple Syrup
This 6 week program runs from early February through mid-March. Students in grades 6-8 will meet after school on Thursdays until 4:10. They will tap over 50 trees at Middlebrook school and meet each week to collect the sap. Students and families will be invited to Ambler Farm to see how the sap is made into syrup. As a thank you for participating each student will receive a bottle of maple syrup made from the sap that they helped harvest.
Please email Kevin Meehan at email@example.com.
Sunday, February 10th 2-4pm
Enjoy a traditional tea with assorted sandwiches, dainty scones and sweet treats for all ages. Decorate a Valentine’s craft for your sweetest and dearest.
Price is $20 per adult and $10 per child.
Maple Syrup Open House
Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 10th from 12-1pm
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 ways to make syrup and of course taste Ambler Farm’s very own maple syrup over vanilla ice cream. Bottles of our very own maple syrup will be available for sale. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 23rd from 1-2pm
It’s time for Nutmeg and Clover’s spring shearing! Come see our sheep shearing demonstration and learn how wool is carded and spun into yarn. The Wilton Historical Society will demonstrate the fascinating old fashioned steps with opportunities for families to participate. Many thanks to the Wilton Historical Society for joining us!
Price is $10 per family. Click here to purchase tickets.
Discover Ukrainian Easter Egg Decorating
Sunday, March 24th from 2-4pm.
Learn the Ukrainian egg decorating tradition of Pysanky and try this ancient craft yourself. Made using a wax batik method, Pysanky incorporates different symbols and shapes, and are brightly and intricately colored. Decorate eggs with traditional designs or create something all your own. Ages 9 and up. Taught by Susan Clark.
Cost is $15 per person. Additional decorating kits will be available for purchase should you want to try your hand at home.
Registration for members begins 2/15/13. Non-member registration begins 3/1/13, space permitting.
Enrollment limited to 20 people.
Art of the Wreath Holiday Party
Friday, November 30th, 7:00-10:00pm
Kick off the holiday season with warmth and cheer at Ambler Farm. Enjoy a festive evening of music, mingling and merrymaking, a holiday boutique, a retro photobooth, and of course, bid of fabulous handmade wreaths to deck your halls during a silent auction that benefits Ambler Farm!
Sip bespoke cocktails by The Spread’s very own Chris Hickey and nibble on savory passed bites by the inimitable Maria del Castillof of Bistro du Soleil.
Saturday, December 1st & 8th, 9am-4pm
Sunday, December 2nd & 9th, 11am-4pm
The Greens Sale (trees, wreaths and roping) has become a Wilton tradition. Families enjoy cocoa, cider and treats, visiting Santa, meeting friends and leaving with freshly cut trees. A great way to begin the holiday season.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Food Drive
Monday, January 21st
In honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we are holding a food drive to benefit Wilton Social Services. Please drop off paper goods, cleaning supplies, personal care items and non-perishable food items at the White Carriage Barn
**Please check expiration dates to make sure items are not expired or soon to be expired (within 6 months)**
Healthy from the Inside Out
Wednesday, January 23rd 11-12:30pm
Ambler Farm is pleased to announce an informative program called “Healthy from the inside out.” This 90-minute session will feature practical advice from a highly trained local expert who will help us all get the New Year off to a healthy start. As Wilton’s town-owned organic farm, Ambler Farm has a strong interest in sustainable agriculture and healthy eating.
Our panelist is Loryn Galardi who has spoken at Ambler Farm in the past. Loryn will educate us on the foods that cause chronic inflammation and ultimately lead to chronic illness and daily energy deficit, as well as foods to include and increase in our daily intake.
Loryn Galardi, M.S. specializes in individual and group nutrition, fitness, and the mind/body connection. Loryn is owner and president of LG Nutrition, LLC; better known as Comprehensive Nutrition in Wilton, Connecticut, which focuses on helping clients achieve optimal health and wellness through education, behavior modification and continuous personalized support.