Meet our two new Farmyard horses, Tess and Georgia! Georgia (left) is a Georgian Grande, a new breed crossing Friesians with American Saddlebreds, and Tess (right) is a Belgian draft horse. Both came from Draft Gratitude , a rescue farm in New Hampshire. If you've been to the Farmyard in years past, you probably met Zeke, the incredible Belgian draft horse who had been with us since 2014. Zeke passed away this winter, but will always be remembered for his patient, gentle demeanor despite his enormous size. Thanks to everyone who contributed to his care over the years.
Green Dairy Cohort Helps Track Environmental Impacts
Our dairy and cheesemaking teams are always looking for ways to improve their sustainability efforts. Creamery Manager Maddie Born shares our newest endeavor.
Shelburne Farms Works with COTS on New Cooking Program
When COTS began planning for their new program to involve its families in cooking, they reached out to us for support in working with youth (and adults!) in the kitchen.
The Personal Challenge of Addressing Climate Change
Shelburne Farms' Drawdown Coordinator Marshall Webb reacts to Bill McKibben's recent program at the Farm. Working professionally to address climate change is one thing. Sometimes the personal decisions and lifestyle changes are harder.
Help Shelburne Farms Meet the Steward Challenge!
The Stone Family has generously given us a wonderful 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 a total of $60,000!
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!
Become a Camp Steward in Training
Are you 14–17 years old and interested in working with kids in a summer camp environment? Volunteer as an SIT and work with 4–7 year olds as they explore the farm’s forest, field, pond, and farmyard! Camps begin in June,
and time can be put towards school community service requirements.
Upcoming Programs & Events

Sunday, June 9, 10:00–11:30AM
Monday, June 17, 6:30–8:00PM
Wednesday, June 19, 10:00–11:30AM
Afternoon Tea & Floral Arranging, Tuesday, June 25, 2:30–4:30PM
Herbal Tea Party with Spoonful Herbals, Wednesday, June 26, 4:00–5:30PM
Thursday, June 27, 6:00–8:30PM at St. Albans Free Library
Summer Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens, Friday, June 28, 6:30-8:00PM
Essentials of Estate Planning , Thursday, July 11, 3:00–5:00PM
What We're Following

NOFA-VT announces new Executive Director, Grace Oedel.
"The (Shelburne Farms) extra-sharp two-year cheddar was so good, I was tempted to sprint away with the sample plate."
A professor and researcher consider the key role of food charities in rewriting the rules of our food system. Via Civil Eats.
To Reduce Food Waste, FDA Urges 'Best If Used By' Date Labels. Via NPR. lists the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival as a can't miss summer food festival! Get details about the August 10 & 11 event at Shelburne Farms.
NPR interviews chef and author Samin Nosrat about making space at the table.
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.