Fragrant firs: Ambler Farm presents ‘Greens Sale’

Visitors to Ambler Farm this weekend will recognize the distinct fragrance of balsam as holiday decorating gets serious.

The farm turned into a veritable forest of green on Tuesday as nearly 400 trees, more than 200 wreaths and an abundance of pine roping were delivered for the farm’s annual Greens Sale. Volunteers spent the morning unloading and setting up the trees and wreaths that will go on sale this weekend and next.

Families may choose from Fraser and balsam firs and several sizes of wreaths, including 24-inch decorated wreaths, beginning Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 to 4.

The sale will continue Sunday, Dec. 7, from 11 to 4, and then again Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 to 4, and Sunday, Dec. 14, 11 to 4.

In addition to the trees, wreaths and roping, there will be a number of gift items for sale, including Ambler Farm’s own maple syrup, jackets, blankets, and thermal tumblers. As they pick out their holiday greenery, customers may warm up with hot cider, cocoa and other treats.

And Santa himself will be on hand for photos and a pre-Christmas chat with children.

Proceeds from the sale of the holiday greens support the farm’s ongoing programs, including education, agriculture and the restoration of the historic Raymond-Ambler Farmhouse. Emily Humiston and Kerrie Scofield are the Greens Sale co-chairs, assisted by numerous volunteers.

Ambler Farm is at 257 Hurlbutt Street. It is owned by the town of Wilton and operated by the Friends of Ambler Farm Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as an organic farm, educational resource and open space.

The farm is open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. Information: