Shelburne Farms is a place of hope and positive action in a world filled with concerning trends and predictions for the future. As an internationally recognized leader in Education for Sustainability, a restorative place of exceptional natural and architectural beauty, and a laboratory exploring best stewardship practices, Shelburne Farms is at the forefront of cultivating a sustainable future. 

As a nonprofit, we depend on contributions from our community for critical operating support. Please consider making an end-of-year gift to ensure another successful year for Shelburne Farms. Thank you!
Historic Breeding Barn Restoration
Since Shelburne Farms acquired the Breeding Barn from Shelburne Museum in 1994, the barn has been a “work in progress.” Lots of work. Lots of progress. The restoration carpenters share insights into the latest phase of work.
Farmstead Beer Cheddar Fritter Recipe
Chef Jim created this holiday-table-worthy recipe to feature the second release of our IPA-infused Beer Cheddar, in collaboration with Fiddlehead Brewing Co. (available online and at our Welcome Center & Farm Store).
Climate Creative Student Art Exhibit
Educator Kerri McAllister knows we all need some hope these days, especially true after the release of the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, and the just released National Climate Assessment.
A Special December Book Offer
Get the beautiful hardcover book Shelburne Farms: House, Gardens, Farm and Barns for the special price of $25 at our Welcome Center & Farm Store or shipped from our online store (a $65 value!). And, if you spend more than $100 at the Welcome Center, the book is yours for FREE.
A Tax-Wise Way to Support the Farm
If you're 70½+, you can support the Farm and receive tax benefits in return. " I love Shelburne Farms! Since I'm required to take annual distributions from my IRA, directing it to the Farm is the most tax-effective way to make a charitable gift."
 –Willard Jackson, Middlebury, VT
Upcoming Programs & Events

Thursday, December 20, is the last day to
order cheddar and farm products before the holidays!
Horse-Drawn Rides, December 22–January 1, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour
Play Date! Winter on the Farm, Saturday, January 5, 9:30AM–1:30PM
January & February Weekend Horse-Drawn Rides, every Saturday and Sunday,
January 5–February 24, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour.
2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.
Winter Wildlife Detectives, Saturday, January 19, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Forest Bathing, Saturday, January 26, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Bake & Shake: Bread & Butter Making, Saturday, January 26, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Play Date! Farm & Food Fun, Saturday, February 2, 9:30AM–1:30PM
Build a Nest Box, Saturday, February 16, 10:00AM–1:00PM
What We're Following

On Thursday, December 27 at 9:00AM, the Vermont episode of Scraps: Parts Uneaten will air on FYI featuring the Farm!
Via VPR.
NPR crowdsourced Thanksgiving dinner photos to find out how America celebrates the holiday.
The New Food Economy is investigating the state of American nutrition education in schools, starting with a story from New York City.
VPR interviews Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, the lead author for the Northeast region of the National Climate Assessment, UVM professor, and Vermont State Climatologist.
Civil Eats share their Holiday Book Gift Guide: a selection of this year’s books they reviewed, talked about, and think are worth your time.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future.
Our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.