Winter fun at Ambler Farm

Ambler Farm has several programs and events coming up on its calendar this winter:

Tap-a-Tree Maple Syrup Program training sessions take place Saturday, Feb. 7.

Families learn the science and history of making maple syrup through a hands-on program in which they choose a maple tree and collect sap from it through the season, which is February to mid-March. After hanging their buckets, families will receive updates on the running of the sap so that they may collect sap from their trees over a five-week period. The sap will be boiled down in the sugar shack at the farm. Each family will receive a bottle of Ambler Farm maple syrup.

Two training sessions are offered: either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Only one session is required. Enrollment is limited to 110 families. Registration is open to both members and non-members.

A Valentine’s Tea for youngsters is  Sunday, Feb. 8, 2 to 4 p.m. in the White Carriage Barn. Little Valentines enjoy platters of sandwiches and sweets and make crafts at Ambler Farm. Registration is open to members and non-members.

Master Chef and Middlebrook School culinary arts teacher Heather Priest will teach participants how to make dim sum, a traditional, bite-sized Chinese dish. Two sessions are offered: Thursday, Feb. 26 and Friday, March 6, from 7 to 10 both evenings.

Advance registration is required and enrollment is limited to 22 people per session. Registration will open to non-members on Monday, Feb. 2 (space permitting).

Visit amblerfarm.org for registration information on any of these programs.