Transplant Sale

Our 2021 online Transplant Pre-Sale has ended. But we have plenty more vegetable, flower, herb and fruit transplants to shop for in person for your home garden!

Shopping at Ambler Farm will be by appointment only. Please sign-up online for a shopping time to peruse our transplant offerings at the farm. Beginning Saturday, April 17, cold weather transplants will be available at the farm every Saturday from 9am-2pm. This includes lettuces, spinach, kale, broccoli, chard, kale, peas, beets, onions, leeks and scallions. Warm weather transplants will be available starting Saturday, May 22. This includes tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, squash, flowers and many others.

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How We Grow Our Transplants

Our transplants are grown from seed in our greenhouse in an organic, compost-based, biologically active potting soil. They are then lovingly tended to by our farmers and dedicated team of volunteers. We strive to give you plants that are healthy, strong and well-adapted to our local climate. Our goal is to grow transplants that will suffer less transplant shock, and have better resistance to adverse conditions such as disease and pest pressure.

Farmer Jonathan reminds you that size can be deceiving. Often a bigger plant will be root-bound and take longer to adjust to transplanting than a smaller one. Don’t get overexcited by very large, bushy plants as they may not be the best choice for your garden.

Transplant Sale Details

Each year, cold-tolerant transplants are ready for purchase/pick-up in mid-April, and warm weather transplants in mid-May. This year, we will offer a selection of cold-weather transplants for sale on Saturdays from 9am – 2pm, starting April 17, and warm-weather transplants starting May 22.

As we do each year, we offer “Grown to Order Only” transplants during our online Transplant Pre-Sale to give you a wider choice for your home gardens, this year with several additional varieties of 25 vegetable types. We do this because we would love for you to experiment in your garden with varieties that we don’t have space for in the fields. For example, we only have enough space in the fields to grow 15 varieties of tomatoes each summer, but you can choose from 60 different varieties for your own garden. Your feedback is always appreciated. The 2021 online Transplant Pre-Sale has ended.

We offer additional varieties of many fruits and vegetables including eggplants, flowers, herbs, onions, salad and cooking greens, peppers, summer and winter squash. You’ll also find crops such as arugula, beets, radishes and spinach that normally get seeded directly in the ground but can be transplanted for an early start.

With the boom in home gardening due to COVID-19, we have a limited supply of some varieties. You will see a date on each transplant page that lists the last day to order transplants online for a particular crop. This is to provide Farmer Jonathan enough time to grow the plants in the greenhouse. Don’t fret if you miss ordering online as we plan to have transplants available at the farm when the sale begins. Items that say “Grown to Order Only” will not be available at the sale as they need to be pre-ordered. View Online Order Cutoff Dates

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE CANNOT SHIP PLANTS. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. However, with COVID still greatly affecting our community, we plan to have a curbside pickup option in addition to time slots for in-person shopping. More details about logistics will be e-mailed as spring gets closer.