Thank you Farm to Ballet Project for dedicating a portion of the proceeds from their performance at the Farm to Jr Iron Chef VT! Vermont FEED (our Farm to School partnership project with NOFA-VT) organizes this statewide student culinary competition that challenges teams to create nutritious, local dishes to inspire school meal programs. Photo by Brandon Parrish.
Experimenting with Biochar at the Dairy
VTDigger visited Shelburne Farms to inquire about how we're using an ancient technology to cut down on odors from manure and prevent the nutrient-rich runoff that contributes to pollution in Vermont’s waterways.
"Best Bite" Recipes from VT Fresh Network Forum Dinner
Inn Executive Chef John Patterson and Executive Chef Emeritus Jim McCarthy's Beet Tomato Tartare and Blue Corn Pancakes were the crowd favorite last weekend at the Coach Barn.
Firefly Research at Shelburne Farms
Dr. Sarah Lower, Assistant Professor of Biology at Bucknell University, brought her students to the Farm to continue her research studying the signal types of fireflies and found at least ten species!
We're Hiring: Join Our Education Team!
We're seeking part-time and full-time educators and postgraduate education fellows to teach and support education programs for youth and adults with school field trips and summer camp.
Help Meet the
Steward Challenge
The Stone Family has generously given us a Steward Challenge to help meet this year's fundraising goal. If 60 people make a Steward level gift of $1,000+ by October 31, each gift will be matched with $1,000 up to $60,000! Read Alec Webb's remarks from the annual Stewards Reception in June.
Celebrating Five Years of VT Open Farm Week
Shelburne Farms is always open to visitors, but now is the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look into other farms across the state's vibrant working agricultural landscape during DigInVT's Open Farm Week!
Upcoming Programs & Events

Wednesday, August 14, Gates open at 5:30PM, concert 6:00–8:00PM
Wednesday, August 21, Gates open at 5:30PM, concert 6:00–8:00PM
Wednesday, August 28, Gates open at 5:30PM, concert 6:00–8:00PM
Wild Mushroom Foray, Sunday, September 1, 9:30AM–12:00PM
Friday, September 6, 6:00–7:30PM
Saturday, September 7, 10:00–11:30AM
Essentials of Estate Planning, Tuesday, September 10, 9:00–11:00AM
Thursday, September 19, 9:00AM– 6:00PM, Bread Loaf Mountain Campus, Ripton VT
Orienteering, Saturday, September 28,
Clinic 9:00–10:00AM; Navigate the courses 10:00AM–12:00PM
Save the date! Our 41st Annual Harvest Festival is Saturday, September 21!
What We're Following

Thank you to the Vermont community for voting us 'Best Vermont Day Trip with the Kids,' 'Best Wedding Venue,' and 'Best Lodging (Inn)' in the 2019  Seven Days ies Awards! Congratulations to all the other nominees and winners!
NPR's the Salt explores why the U.N. warns that agriculture must change to slow climate change.

Vermont’s agritourism industry is bustling with baking, cheese-making classes and more. Via Fox News.
Checking in on Vermont's clean water efforts as summer breeds algae blooms.
Via VPR's Vermont Edition.
Shelburne News discovers how artisans are giving new life to our cottonwoods.
Vermont receives $98,918 to connect schools and local farms under Leahy-authored Farm To School program. Via the Office of Senator Patrick Leahy.
Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months. Via BBC News.
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.