How we choose to farm makes a difference for ourselves, our community, and our environment. We work to grow the best tasting vegetables we can using methods that will leave the land more life supporting every year. We believe in regenerative agriculture, an approach to farming which aims to give back to the earth and leave it healthier than when we started. Our practices seek to build soil, increase biodiversity, improve the water cycle and sequester carbon. These methods increase our resilience to the many environmental challenges facing us, including climate change, and in the end strengthen the health and vitality of our farm soil. We use our own compost to enhance the life of the soil and actively monitor the soil to correct mineral and nutrient imbalances, helping to increase biological life below ground. As an organic farm, we do not use any synthetic fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides on our fields, and instead build long term fertility through annual soil testing and amending, crop rotation, cover cropping, and plantings that encourage beneficial insects and wildlife.
Ambler Farm consists of three main fields, one greenhouse, and one hoophouse. We currently use about 1.5 acres to grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and flowers that are sold at our seasonal farm stand and at the Wilton Farmers’ Market, June through October. The rest of the land is cover cropped to improve soil health. Our greenhouse is used mainly for late winter/early spring start of transplants for both our annual spring transplant sale and for our own production gardens. Plus, our hoophouse is used to acclimate or “harden off” our transplants as they prepare to go into the ground.
We are a community farm that welcomes volunteers to assist in the fields: no experience or time commitment necessary. If getting down and dirty is not for you, we look for volunteers to work our farm stand.
Contact Farmer Jonathan to learn more.