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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Underground Railroad Program for Adults

Saturday, May 2nd 7:30 – 9:30pm
Come experience the travels of an 1850′s runaway slave. You’ll move from safe house to safe house with your conductor and meet Harriett Tubman, William Wakeman, a sheriff and bounty hunter. This extraordinary program is geared to adults and adapted from Ambler Farm’s highly successful fifth-grade program. Be prepared for a moving experience with some moments of suspense and surprise.  Register Here –>

Art of the Cocktail

Friday, May 8th, 7-10pm
Toast Spring at Ambler Farm with our first Art of the Cocktail event! Sample some of the hottest cocktails today as a mixologist concocts creative and refreshing drinks, including those without alcohol, that you’ll want to make at home. This unique event will feature passed hors d’oeuvres, as well as a crêpe station (lemon sugar, strawberries and cream, and banana Nutella) and a fromage and charcuterie station from Café Ruche. Hors d’oeuvres include chicken brochette, ceviche, wild mushroom duxelles on sourdough crostini, and crab cakes with remoulade sauce. Register Here –>

Summer Program: Adventures at the Farm

This unique farm program provides an opportunity for students to experience farm life.
**The week of 6/22 for the Preschool Program is full.**
Download grades 1-7 registration form here
Download preschool registration form here

Farm-to-Kitchen Summer Program

For students entering grades 8-11. This exciting program provides students with a unique farm-to-fork opportunity to work side-by-side with farmer Jonathan Kirschner and Middlebrook School culinary arts teacher Heather Priest, learning to grow and cook freshly-harvested foods.
Download registration form here

Youth Apprentice Program

This unique six-month program (May – October 31, 2015) is open to students currently in grades 5-11. Apprentices meet several times a week to plant, maintain and harvest the farm’s gardens. They also care for our animals. The group works collaboratively to assist in all aspects of the farm including teaching younger children about farm activities.   Cost:  $500
Contact Kevin Meehan at meehank@wilton.k12.ct.us for more information.

Transplants for Sale

It’s time to think Spring! It’s a perfect time to plan for warm summer days of fresh produce from your own garden. Tomato and lettuce transplants are still available for pre-order through April 6th!  Please click here–> to view and order.

Save the Date!

Saturday, November 7, 2015
Friends of Ambler Farm 10th Anniversary Gala

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