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
Weeks of June 20th through August 8th, 2016 (Preschool-only during the week of June 20th)
This unique farm program 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.
Download Preschool registration form here
Download Grades 1-7 registration form here
Pysanky: Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Sunday, March 20th, 2-4pm
Learn the ancient craft of Ukrainian egg decorating! Made using a wax batik method, Pysanky is a form of folk art that incorporates different symbols and shapes that are brightly and intricately colored. Decorate eggs in a traditional design or create your own. Taught by returning instructor Susan Clark. This is an adult/young adult program. Minimum age required to participate is 9 years old (due to use of hot wax). Adults should accompany child participants. Registration opens to members on February 8th, and to non-members on February 22nd (space permitting). Enrollment is limited to 20 people. Cost: $15 per person.
Part-time paid farming position available at Ambler Farm for the 2016 season.
Ambler Farm is a place where good things grow. To continue this growth, we are looking for a person to work with Farmer Jonathan and other employees and volunteers in the Ambler Farm greenhouse and fields from late-February through October.
Read the full job description here.
Order your home garden transplants!
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.
View and Order Transplants
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.