Amber Waves is an organic, non profit diversified farm in the Hamptons, NY. Read all about my visit with these inspiring stewards of the land committed to regenerative farming practices!
Organic non-profit farm in Amagansett.
Focused on educational opportunities, especially for youth, in agriculture.
Meaningful community member.
Diversified farm, growing a vast array of vegetables, cut flowers, and wheat.
Inspiring stewards of the land with nourishingly beautiful regenerative farming practices I admire!
I once heard Alice Waters says that we vote for what kind of world we want to live in by what we choose to eat. I choose to eat as much good, clean, Amber Waves delicious bounty as I possibly can!!!
How a Cali Gal ended up on a Farm in the Hamptons
When I’m not in the kitchen or behind the camera, you’ll find me either in the water or on a farm. So when the bf invited me to spend time with his family in Hamptons, I knew I had to add on some farm visiting and surfing in there too!
Naturally I extended my trip. Remembering I had a childhood bud with a summer pad in Montauk. So….
Surfing and farm visiting in the Hamptons here I come!!!
The Path to Amber Waves Farm
But which farm to go to… ?!?! That was question.
And I aspire to someday go to each and every one!
There’s a lot up there and a ton of regenerative and innovative agriculture going on… YAYA!
And I’m sure glad I did!!!
I just cold reached out. Can my camera & I come for a visit pleasssssseeeeee I excitedly and persistently asked? A few DM’s and emails later it was set… Amber Waves here I come!
AMBER WAVES: thank you for welcoming onto your rad farm!!! I left on such a high and picked up enough bounty to cook a 7-course feast for 4 that evening!
Arriving to Amber Waves
The Farm is easy to spot on the 27 by their gorgeous farm stand filled with fruits, veggies, baked goods and more. And get this… not only do they obvi bake their goods in house but they grow and mill the wheat in house that the baker bakes with. I honestly don’t know the last time I was at a bakery that grew and milled their own wheat… AMAZING!
If you’re in the area, def stop by to see what beautiful bounty from the earth they are harvesting!
Side note: Amber Waves also radiates that magical surf/farm combo: the joy I felt at seeing so many surfboards in cars on the farm. Reminded my of when I lived in Kauai!
Katie Baldwin, one of the owners, warmly greeted me. I was lucky enough to have the pleasure and privilege of spending time with her on the land behind the farm stand and then tagging along on an internal staff farm update tour!
About Amber Waves
The farm was created in 2009, as a 501c3. Their mission is produce organic, healthy food for the local community, to reintroduce wheat to the Eastern Long Island food shed, and to provide educational opportunities in agriculture and food at the farm.
Amber Waves currently leases and own a cumulative 25 acres with 20 acres in cultivation.
Amber Waves is committed to growing seasonal, local and diverse produce. They grow over 300 varieties of vegetables and a diverse array of perennial and annual herb. And also grow several different varieties of wheat for flour and wheat berries,
75 different varieties of cut flowers. They have a flock of about 40 laying hens, a small flock of ducks, two beehives, and three farm cats.
Amber Waves is is up and working from Mid April to Mid Oct, closing shop for the biting cold winter months. They are not USDA certified but take the farmers pledge
The team at Amber Waves believe that stewarding the land and soil is the future for a healthy environment and healthy community. Amen to that!
What is the Farmers Pledge?
The Farmer's PledgeTM is a commitment by farmers to farming that assures healthy food, strong local economies; fair working conditions and wages, humane treatment of animals, and care of the land.
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Get to know your farmer and hope to see ya on the farm sometime!