Fifth graders from the Sustainability Academy in Burlington, VT held their graduation celebration at the Farm this week. The students participated in Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability throughout the school year, focusing on the theme of "working across differences." Thank you, graduates, for celebrating your great achievements with us! (Photo by Communications Associate Sarah Webb.)
Three Early
Summer Dishes
If you’ve dined at the Inn, you know we’re passionate about fresh, local, sustainably produced food. In light of this, we asked Executive Chef Jim McCarthy, "What current dishes best represent our approach or food philosophy?"
Summer Cheesemaking
When our cows transition each spring from their indoor winter diet of hay and baleage to a summer outdoor diet of pasture grasses, we have to adjust our cheese making accordingly.
Wallpaper Update
Our four-month project to preserve damaged sections of original wallpaper culminated on May 12th. We rehung the wallpaper just as we opened our doors to the Inn and Restaurant for the 2018 season.
4th Annual Northeast Farm to School Institute kicks off
Twelve Northeast school teams will gather to build their Farm to School action plans for the next academic year. “We’re excited to now share our Institute as a model for whole-school professional development for Farm to School.” - Betsy Rosenbluth, Vermont FEED Project Director
Cultivating Joy & Wonder Workshop
Early childhood educators, are you looking for new ways to connect your program to the community outside of your classroom? Meet other professionals and learn hands-on, interdisciplinary activities to adapt to your community.
Upcoming Programs & Events

Saturday, June 16, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Thursday, June 21, 10:00–11:30AM
with Julie Mitchell , Thursday, June 28, 6:00–8:00PM
Friday, July 13, 5:30–7:30PM
Shore Explore , Saturday, July 14, 9:00AM–4:00PM
Farm to Ballet , Saturday, July 14, gates open 5:30PM, show at 6:30PM

What We're Following

Orb Weaver Farm Cheese is transitioning ownership to our former Head Cheesemaker, Kate Turcotte, and her husband, Zack Munzer - congratulations! Via Seven Days.
In this podcast , our Special Projects Educator, Emily Hoyler, explores what
food education looks like in Vermont, and chats with Educator Ryan Morra about
the Farm to School movement.
Guernica interviews activist Karen Washington about how economic inequality and systemic racism permeate our national food system.
Our Farm Cart may not be as mobile as others, but it's still surprising to learn about the inner workings of a food truck . Via The Washington Post.
Fawns are arriving, leave them alone urges Vermont Fish & Wildlife.
Via Vermont Business Magazine.
Vermont's Sharon Elementary, who has participated in our professional development throughout the years, is featured in Daily UV's exploration into forest classrooms .
Both The New York Times and The Boston Globe peek behind the scenes of today's recycling industry.
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.