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Annual Happenings

January

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Community members are encouraged to drop off paper goods, cleaning supplies, personal care items, non-perishable food items, and gift cards 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.

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.

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.

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.

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Adventures on the Farm Summer Camp July 26–30, 2021 · Ambler Farm Grounds
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Adventures on the Farm Summer Camp August 2–6, 2021 · Ambler Farm Grounds
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Adventures on the Farm Summer Camp August 9–13, 2021 · Ambler Farm Grounds
June, July + August

Red Barn Yoga Series

Strengthen and stretch outside with us on Sundays this summer for your weekly source of solace! Enjoy an hour class of flexibility and form at the farm with local yoga instructors alternating weekly. For your safety and the safety of others, please bring your own mats and and set up six feet apart in the field. Click on the dates below to learn more about the featured yoga instructor that week.

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Red Barn Yoga Series Sunday, July 25, 2021 · Field in Front of the Red Barn
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Red Barn Yoga Series Sunday, August 1, 2021 · Field in Front of the Red Barn
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Red Barn Yoga Series Sunday, August 8, 2021 · Field in Front of the Red Barn
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Red Barn Yoga Series Sunday, August 15, 2021 · Field in Front of the Red Barn
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Red Barn Yoga Series Sunday, August 22, 2021 · Field in Front of the Red Barn
August

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.

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.

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Tomato Tasting Saturday, August 28, 2021 · Farm Stand at Ambler Farm
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!

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Ambler Farm Day Sunday, October 3, 2021 · Ambler Farm
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!

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Fright Night Friday, October 22, 2021
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Fright Night Saturday, October 23, 2021
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Fright Night Friday, October 29, 2021
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Fright Night Saturday, October 30, 2021
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.

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.

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Greens Sale Saturday, November 27, 2021
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Greens Sale Sunday, November 28, 2021
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Greens Sale Saturday, December 4, 2021
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Greens Sale Sunday, December 5, 2021
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