Transplant Sale

Welcome to the 2021 Transplant Sale! Thank you for supporting Ambler Farm while joining the wave of families choosing to grow their own food at home. We want your gardens to be a success and are excited to help. Choose from a variety of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. We give your transplants a head start in our greenhouse, you do the rest.

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. We offer a selection of transplants for sale on Saturdays from 9am – Noon, tentatively starting April 17 (weather permitting).

As we do each year, we will again offer “Grown to Order Only” transplants 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.

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 to you as spring gets closer.