We are saddened by the recent loss of our dear Children’s Farmyard donkey, Dudley, a Miniature Sicilian Donkey who came to us from Farm friends, Bob and Marcia Nappi, in 1991. Dudley was 36 years old – long-lived for this breed. He spent 28 of those years at the Farm, and was a fixture in the Children’s Farmyard. Look back on his years with us. Photo by Michael Stein, 2010.
How Do We Feed Vermont's Students?
Vermont schools serve meals to more than 50,000 students, with an investment of $50.3 million annually. $15.5 million of that money is spent on food alone. Vermont FEED and the Vermont Farm to School Network dove into the incredible complexity behind school meal programs and how farm to school can be a catalyst for positive change.
A Post-Graduate Education Fellow L ooks Back on 2019
"Being a Postgraduate Education Fellow at Shelburne Farms has been a whirlwind of an experience. I have taught school programs, worked family programs, done animal chores, worked in the garden, spent time at the dairy, and learned how to drive a tractor."
Get Cooking with
Jr Iron Chef VT 2020!
Team registration for the 2020 Jr Iron Chef VT opens November 15! For a taste of the competition, try Green Mountain Technology & Career Center’s recipe for Rich and Creamy Ratatouille in a Roasted Pepper Sauce, which won the 2019 Crowd Pleaser Award.
Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice Food Awards
Every year, Yankeee Magazine celebrates New England’s best cheeses, chocolates, jams, charcuterie, and other gift-worthy edibles. Our Saucisson Au Fromage, a collaboration with Babette's Table in Waitsfield, VT, was honored this year!
A Gift of Membership
"The Farm's beauty and magic will be a part of my children’s memories for the rest of their lives. It's where they learned how to hold a chicken, tap a tree during sugaring season, and milk a cow. We’re proud to be supporters, and every year I give a gift membership to my parents and sister so they can enjoy Shelburne Farms, too!"
— Amy Henry, Charlotte, VT
Upcoming Programs & Events

Saturday, November 16, drop-in any time between 10:00AM & 1:00PM
A Taste of Autumn on the Farm, Saturday, November 23, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Winter Gifts & Craftmaking, Sunday, December 8, 9:30–11:30AM & 12:30–2:30PM
Create a Winter Centerpiece, Sunday, December 8, 1:30–3:00PM
Wednesday, December 11, 5:00–7:00PM
Owl Pellet Detectives, Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:00–11:30AM
Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12, 2020, 8:00AM–5:00PM
Winter Wildlife Wander, Saturday, January 18, 10:00AM–12:00PM
What We're Following

The Washington Post looks into school meals across the country, including the farm to school champions in Fayston, VT.
Sean Sherman’s 10 essential Native American recipes that showcase the tribal diversity across the lower 48 states. Via New York Times.
ASPCA's Shop with Your Heart Consumer Guide includes a welfare certifications label guide and a list of certified farms by state, including Shelburne Farms.
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.