This weekend, Ambler Farm hosts its 2nd Annual Spring Farm Raiser, and invites friends of the farm to enjoy the annual tasting event showcasing local eateries, craft beer and sommelier-selected wines while supporting a town treasure. Tickets are still available for the event, which takes place Saturday, April 27, from 7-10 p.m. at Ambler Farm (257 Hurlbutt St.).
The event features tastings and refreshments from area restaurants and purveyors, including Bianco Rosso, Little Pub, 212 Brewing Company, Total Wine & More, Craft 14 Kitchen + Bar, Sweet Pierre’s, The Redding Roadhouse, Stew Leonard’s and Alpine Mountain Spring Water.
The evening is designed to showcase the most recent fundraising effort–to raise money as part of the redevelopment and renovation of the Raymond Ambler House as an educational and administrative facility for the farm. The Friends of Ambler Farm, the non-profit organization that runs the farm, has been working for several years toward the ultimate goal of reopening the structure in a way to showcase the agricultural roots and history of the property as well as create another facility to extend Ambler’s mission centered on education, farming and community.
Specific for this Saturday’s event, the goal is to raise money for a backyard porch and patio that will be a gathering place, which will function to serve all three facets of Ambler Farm’s mission. Kevin Meehan, Ambler’s program director, explained the focus during GOOD Morning Wilton‘s recent visit to the farm.
“As a non-profit we are always trying move our mission forward, and engage around farming in the community. Our spring fundraiser is for the Raymond Ambler House, what we want to do is add a patio. We have designed an educational area, including a cooking center, to go behind the House. We love that, because that’s where people come together–it’s not just about cooking, but bringing people together around cooking.”
The night will feature a Giving Wall, back by popular demand, as well as an opportunity for donors to sponsor rocking chairs that will be a prominent feature in the new area of the house.
Tickets to the event are still available and can be purchased on the Ambler Farm website. The cost to attend is $70 for members and $75 for non-members. Doing good never tasted so good!
To learn more about the event and other GOOD things going on at Ambler Farm, watch our Facebook LIVE video from earlier this week. You’ll hear more about some of the fun details that are planned, as well as see some up-close encounters we enjoyed with the Farm’s snuggly bunnies!