The fields are greening up and our sheep and Brown Swiss cows are out on pasture! Before your next visit, please read our updated visitation use guidelines based on Governor Scott's recent, "Play Smart, Play Safe" addendum. And in lieu of charging admission starting on May 8, please consider becoming a member or making a contribution to the Farm.
Behind the Scenes with Shelburne Farms Staff
What has everyone at Shelburne Farms been up to the past several weeks during the Stay Home order? Here are a few glimpses into what our staff have been doing since COVID-19 hit in mid-March, gleaned from our weekly staff newsletters.
Farm to School Update
Today’s crisis has shone a light on the incredible work done by school nutrition staff. When schools closed their doors, they had less than a week to reimagine their distribution models to keep students fed. Vermont FEED, our partnership with NOFA-VT, shares how the Farm to School movement is pushing forward and supporting school meals.
Nettle Pesto with Spoonful Herbals
Spoonful Herbals wants you to get outside and make food from the land well before your basil grows in. Put those "weeds" to good use and make a delicious pesto!
The Navajo-Churro Sheep at the Farm
Have you noticed the woolier, multi-colored sheep in our fields? Since 2006, we’ve had Navajo-Churro sheep at Shelburne Farms. Find out why and what beautiful product we've recently made with their wool.
Trails as a Refuge
"For me, Shelburne Farms has been a refuge and a lifesaver in this lockdown. If you have also enjoyed this amazing place recently, I recommend you make a donation—even a small one—to this nonprofit, educational institution whose mission is to 'inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future.' Hard to argue with that."
—Claudia Marshall, Charlotte, VT
What We're Following

Kids Vermont shares farm updates from around the state , including one from Shelburne Farms Herdsman Renee LaCoss. A big thanks to our Dairy Team for sharing their work while our barns are closed to the public!
Amid shutdowns, youth climate activists are writing the curriculum for a just economic recovery. Via Yes! Magazine.
North Carolina State University researchers ask at-home sourdough bread bakers to, “Tell us about your sourdough starter, for science.” Via The Counter.
A UVM study shows that food insecurity in Vermont rose 33% during the pandemic.
Vermonters, Nature, and COVID-19: A UVM survey. Learn more and take the survey.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization inspiring and cultivating learning for a sustainable future. Based on Abenaki land along the shores of Lake Champlain, our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.