Annual Happenings

January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Community members are encouraged to drop off paper goods, cleaning supplies, personal care items and non-perishable food items for our annual food drive benefiting Wilton Social Services.

February to Mid-March

Maple Sugaring Tap-a-Tree

Choose your tree and hang your bucket! Learn the science and history of maple sugaring by being a hands-on part of the process.

February · 6 Sessions

Middlebrook Maple Sugaring Program

Junior High students at Middlebrook meet after school to tap trees on school grounds and collect the sap. Participants receive a bottle of the syrup they help harvest.

February

Valentine’s Tea

Spend a cozy afternoon with your little Valentine at our annual Tea! Enjoy platters of delicious sandwiches and sweets galore, and have fun making a craft to take home.

March

Home Garden Workshop

Ambler Farm’s Director of Agriculture guides participants on crop selection, timing, plant spacing, soil nutrition, and general design for home gardeners.

Apr
7
Home Garden Workshop Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Apr
9
Home Garden Workshop Thursday, April 9, 2020
April to May

Transplant Sale

Ambler Farm offers a variety of vegetables that we hope you will enjoy growing. After providing them a good start in our greenhouse, we let you do the rest. Cold-tolerant transplant sales begin in mid-April, and warm weather transplants in mid-May.

Feb
1
Transplant Sale Online Pre-Orders February 1 – April 15, 2020
May

Pancake Breakfast + Sheep Shearing

Celebrate Spring at the Farm! Drop in for pancakes with Ambler Farm maple syrup, visit our animals, do a fun spring craft, and stay to observe our resident sheep’s wool shearing in preparation for warmer weather.

May to October

Youth Apprentice Program

This unique six-month program is for students interested in becoming more involved with farm-related tasks. Visit our Apprenticeship page for more details.

Apr
24
Youth Apprentice Program Friday, April 24, 2020
June

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Arrive to cocktails at the Red Barn. Supper will be served in the Ambler fields. Please save the date for this extraordinary local Wilton event and important fundraiser for Ambler Farm.

Aug
29
Sunset Dinner Saturday, August 29, 2020
June, July + August

Summer Camp

Our unique summer program provides and opportunity for students to experience farm life. Join us for your choice of weeks or for the whole summer! Visit our Summer Camp page for more details.

Jun
15
Summer Camp June 15 – August 14, 2020
August

Tomato Tasting + Family Fun

Enjoy an epicurean morning at Ambler Farm while tasting and learning about a variety of fresh heirloom, hybrid, and garden variety tomatoes.

September/October

Ambler Farm Day

Families from Wilton and beyond descend upon Ambler Farm for our yearly fall festival. Enjoy the apple slingshot, hay maze, farm animals, make-your-own-scarecrow, hay rides, concession stand, trebuchet, children’s crafts, pumpkin patch, and more!

Oct
4
20th Annual Ambler Farm Day Sunday, October 4, 2020
October

Fright Night

Drop off the kids for haunted activities with frightful (and not so frightful) storytelling. Past attendees still talk about the ghost dog who frequents the Farm!

Oct
16
Fright Night Friday, October 16, 2020
Oct
17
Fright Night Saturday, October 17, 2020
Oct
23
Fright Night Friday, October 23, 2020
Oct
24
Fright Night Saturday, October 24, 2020
November

Thanksgiving Day Trebuchet

Visit the Farm for some fresh air and watch our “Pumpkin Warrior” launch pumpkins down the field. You can watch this beauty in action before heading out to your big turkey dinner.

Nov
26
Thanksgiving Day Trebuchet Thursday, November 26, 2020
December

Greens Sale

The Greens Sale (trees, wreaths and roping) has become a Wilton tradition! Enjoy hot cocoa, cider, and treats, and leave with freshly cut trees.

March to May

One-on-One Gardening with Farmer Jonathan

Farmer Jonathan offers one-on-one half-hour sessions at Ambler Farm to discuss your specific garden needs! Feel free to bring photos, layouts, crop wish lists or anything else that may be useful during your consultation.

Please contact Jonathan in advance to schedule a time for your consultation; best times are Mondays through Fridays from 9am-5pm. An alternate time may be arranged on a case-by-case basis. Contact Jonathan at jonathan@amblerfarm.org.

Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members