For the second consecutive year, farmer Jonathan Kirschner, Ambler Farm’s director of agriculture, has planted a spectacular sea of sunflowers (a little over one acre) in the south field at Ambler Farm. The community is invited to visit this breathtaking field while the flowers are in bloom over the next two weeks.

An ideal spot for photos in the already gorgeously photogenic Ambler Farm, the field is also very environmentally beneficial in many ways.

“Sunflowers are pretty, bring visitors to the Farm, and are good for pollinators for all of our various crops,” Kirschner explains. Alas, the sunflower field is but a temporary feature. After they finish blooming, the sunflowers will be plowed to create biomass in order to help nourish the soil. Long after they’re gone, the blooms will be giving back to the farm.

For now, however, Kirschner is harvesting some of the sunflowers while they’re still available, selling them at Ambler Farm’s farm stand (open Saturdays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.); at the Wilton Farmer’s Market at the Wilton Historical Society, (open Wednesdays, noon-5 p.m.); and at the Village Market.

Ambler Farm, located at 257 Hurlbutt St., is open from dawn to dusk 365 days a year.

We’d love to share any photos you take at Ambler Farm’s sunflower field. Email them to us at editor@goodmorningwilton.com with your name and a brief description and we may share it here on GMW or on our social media pages.