With so much to be thankful for at Thanksgiving, the folks at Ambler Farm have put together their own list of things for which they’re grateful: the bountiful harvest from the gardens, the many hard working volunteers, generous members and donors, and student apprentices who help care for the animals and maintain the farm, and friends and neighbors who visit and exude the warmth and familial character of Ambler Farm.
Ambler Farm continues to be an important part of Wilton holiday traditions, starting with Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving Day Trebuchet Fun
Thursday, Nov. 23, Noon
Ambler Farm’s Thanksgiving Day Trebuchet Launch is now a beloved tradition, and great for the whole family–especially with out-of-town visitors. Visit the Farm for some fresh air and watch the “Pumpkin Warrior” launch pumpkins down the field! Watch this beauty in action before heading home or to family or friends’ for the big turkey dinner. No registration is required. Visitors to the launch are asked to bring non-perishable food and other items for Wilton Social Services—please check all food items for expiration dates. Personal care items are also always welcome.
Puerto Rico Relief Effort
At this time of year, Ambler Farm often provides aid to those in need. This year, children and families in Puerto Rico are facing a profound humanitarian crisis. The Friends of Ambler Farm plan to support the relief effort in Puerto Rico. Please follow us on Facebook and online for more information.
Ambler Farm Produce at Local Markets
While all the produce orders for Thursday’s Thanksgiving have been fulfilled, there still may be garden bounty available at local markets. Heading into the colder months, the agricultural part of the farm doesn’t entirely close down for the rest of the year. The farm is busy at work, and given the excellent weather this fall, there is still a good amount of produce left in the fields–especially greens that actually get sweeter as the weather gets colder.
While the farmer’s market and farm stand are closed for the 2017 season, Ambler Farm wanted to find a way to offer produce as long as they are still able to harvest it in the field. To that end, the farm is working with the Village Market in Wilton and Peter’s Market in Weston to provide its produce for sale. Look for the bag with Ambler Farm’s label on it in their produce departments.
Annual Greens Sale
Saturdays, Dec. 2 and 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Ambler Farm annual Greens Sale (trees, wreaths and roping) is another Wilton tradition. Enjoy hot cocoa, cider and treats while chatting with friends and neighbors, and leave with freshly cut greens. Santa will visit the farm on Saturday, Dec. 2 and Sunday, Dec. 3. It’s a great way to begin the holiday season!
Pre-order by Nov. 26, and come to the farm on Dec. 2 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. to select greens before Ambler Farm opens to the public. To see what will be available, view and pre-order greens online.
Questions can be emailed to Debbie Corrigan. Proceeds will directly benefit Ambler Farm.
Volunteers are needed, so don’t miss the opportunity to join the Greens Sale volunteers! Get in the holiday spirit and commit a few hours of time to help make the Greens Sale a success. Sign up now!