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.
Please note that Ambler Farm will be closed the evening of July 4th. We met with Parks & Rec about the increasing crowds at the farm on the 4th and determined that the farm must be closed that evening in the interest of safety. We know it’s become a destination for watching fireworks, but our visitors’ safety is paramount: our fields and parking lots are not lit, so we can’t accommodate visitors that leave in the dark. Our parking lots will be closed that evening and parking is not permitted on Hurlbutt Street.
Please enjoy the town-wide celebrations near the stadium. The area will be lit and Parks & Rec will have staff and volunteers to assist with parking and other visitor needs.
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
Weeks of June 20th through August 8th, 2016
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. Questions about if a parent has questions about what we cook and allergies, please contact Jen Grass: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Farm Stand + Wilton Farmers’ Market
Starting Saturday, June 4th, our own farm stand will be open every Saturday from 9am-2pm at Ambler Farm (257 Hurlbutt Street, Wilton). We are open every Saturday through October. Join us at the Wilton Farmers’ Market every Wednesday, starting June 8th, between 12-5pm at the Wilton Historical Society (224 Danbury Road in Wilton).
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.