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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.

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Maple Sugaring Tap-a-Tree Saturday, February 4, 2023 · Carriage Barn at Ambler Farm
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.

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Valentine’s Tea Party Kit for Two (Pick-Up Only) Friday, February 10, 2023 · Kit Pick up at White Carriage Barn
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Valentine's Day Tea Party at the Farm Saturday, February 11, 2023 · Carriage Barn at Ambler Farm
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.

April

Sheep Shearing

Celebrate Spring at the Farm! Drop in to visit with our animals and enjoy a few wooly crafts while our resident sheep, Ben and Jerry, have their wool shorn.

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.

June, July + August

Red Barn Live Music Series

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs as we relax with friends and neighbors on the field of the Red Barn. Each event will feature local music talent and food vendors. Enjoy sweet tunes and a gorgeous view on a beautiful summer night. Click on the dates below for more information.

June – August

Feast on the Farm

Join us for the inaugural evening in our bespoke dinner series—a delicious adventure with a memorable sense of place. We plan to host one intimate dinner each year and will rotate celebrated local chefs. A field of sunflowers, the iconic Red Barn, a sunken garden, an awning of colorful trees, the backdrop for the long table dinner will change based on the season. The first, in the field in front of the Red Barn. Every plate will tell a story using Farm and locally sourced ingredients. Every sip will be designed to enhance the dish and this special moment around the table with old and new friends. Click on the dates below for more information.

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!

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!

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.

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