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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July 4th

Friends, we regret to inform you that Ambler Farm will be closed the evening of July 4th. We’ve met with the Wilton Parks & Recreation Department to discuss the increasing number of visitors to Ambler Farm on July 4th each year, and determined that the farm must be closed that evening in the interest of safety.

We recognize that it’s become a favorite place for many to watch the town fireworks, but safety of our visitors is paramount. Our fields and parking lots are not lit at night, so we are unable to accommodate visitors that leave the farm in the dark after the fireworks end.  Our parking lots will be closed that evening. Please also note that parking is not permitted on Hurlbutt Street.

We do encourage you to take part in the town-wide celebrations near the stadium. The area will be lit and Parks & Rec will have numerous staff and volunteers to assist with parking and other visitor needs.

We thank you for your understanding and for helping us put safety first. And, of course, we do encourage you to visit the farm. Like other parks in town, Ambler Farm is open from dawn to dusk every day.

Summer Program: Adventures at the Farm

This unique farm program provides an opportunity for students to experience farm life.

Download Emergency Information Form here.

**The week of 7/6 for grades 1-7 is full.**
Download grades 1-7 registration form here.

**The weeks of 6/22 and 6/29 for the Preschool Program are full.**
Download preschool registration form here.

10th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Save the date for the Friends of Ambler Farm 10th Anniversary Gala!  Learn more.–>

Farm Stand + Wilton Farmers Market

Our farm stand at Ambler Farm opens on June 13th, and is open every Saturday 9am-2pm through early October. We are looking for volunteers to take some shifts at our farm stand on Saturdays.  Contact Jonathan (jonathan@amblerfarm.org) if you are interested in volunteering.
Look for us at the Wilton Farmers Market too, which opens Wednesday, June 10th, 12-5pm at the Wilton Historical Society.

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 grass@optonline.net 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