Intention. Action. Impact. Make a donation to support Amber Waves programs.
Intention. Action. Impact.
Did you know that more than 50% of farmers in the US will be retiring age in the next 10 years?
Your donation supports Amber Waves in your public programs, community events, open fields for exploration, and food access program. Join us each month in preserving and providing your programs. Every recurring donation (monthly gift) will be matched thanks to anonymous donor.
Thank you to donors and supporters like you for being advocates and accelerators of change in our food system.
An ocean-side farm, Amber Waves unites food and community with the mission to provide rich educational opportunities in agriculture for aspiring growers, thoughtful cooks, and eaters of all ages.
Our Programs Serving Our Community:
By connecting eaters of every generation to their food and the farmers who grow it, Amber Waves empowers healthy eating and an understanding of local food systems, while bringing joy and creativity back to agriculture. This rich, participatory environment creates a connective spirit of community.
- Apprenticeship Program: Farming is essential work and we need to strengthen our regional food supplies by training more farmers in the practices of sustainable agriculture. Please help us educate a new class of apprentices in 2022. To date we've trained nearly 40 new farmers almost all of whom are still involved in food and agriculture. Your support is imperative to continue to educate the next generation of organic farmers.
- Children's Farm-based Education Program: Access to outdoor learning opportunities for school field trips, homeschoolers, and pod groups is more critical than ever. We are so pleased to have hosted hundreds of children on the farm this fall for outdoor learning about food, agriculture, and nature. Your contribution will fund curriculum development and facilities growth so we can accommodate more children next season.
- Farm-to-Food Pantry Program: We had a bountiful harvest and have more than 4 tons of food ready to go to the food pantry. Your donation helps families in need access farm fresh food. We proudly work with the Springs Food Pantry.
Our Farm Roots
Stewardship is the intentional well from which Amber Waves draws. It guided Amanda and Katie’s desire to bring wheat back to the Long Island foodshed and preserve it as a native crop of the region. It inspired their intensive Apprenticeship Program and a commitment to cultivating the next generation of farmers. It was celebrated in the acquisition of the farm’s market when they reunited the farm stand with the farmland. And it lives on in the farm’s preservation of local soil and biodiversity, now a legacy in Long Island agriculture.
From farming practices to human connection, Amber Waves prizes the value of sustainability. Regenerative and environmentally-sound methods nourish the land and local community with healthy food that supports a total ecosystem of wellbeing, from soil to root to eater. The Amber Waves Market sources local ingredients and foods, and is dedicated to limiting waste and reducing the use of natural resources. Upholding the organic practice of seasonal eating, the farm grows over 300 varieties of vegetables and a diverse feast of perennial and annual herbs, each honoring the natural growing seasons of Long Island.
A vibrant sense of place is the living, breathing core of Amber Waves. It animates each day, as the playful, carefree energy of kinship radiates across the open land. Whether it’s children romping through the fields or CSA members marveling at their weekly baskets, apprentices harvesting thriving crops or shoppers refueling at the market, visitors immediately know that they belong. This rich, participatory environment creates a connective spirit of community and fosters a joyful space to replenish, nourish, and relax.
Farms should be active, curious, adventurous spaces, which is why the Amber Waves experience is steeped in exploration and education. Dynamic programming is designed to encourage free-form discovery, including DIY pizza nights, participatory farm chores, intimate outdoor dinners, and interactive workshops that invite children to delve into their local ecosystem. By connecting eaters of every generation to their food and the farmers who grow it, Amber Waves empowers healthy eating and an understanding of local food systems, while bringing joy and creativity back to agriculture.