"As an educational organization, we dream of seeing joy and wonder and learning for a sustainable future cultivated in every community around the world. COVID-19 doesn’t change that dream, but it completely changes how we will operate for the foreseeable future. We are assessing the impacts of various scenarios for reduced program and guest accommodation offerings this coming season. Under every scenario, it is clear that  your support  as a friend of the Farm is more important than ever."
–President Alec Webb.  Read Alec's full letter.
At-Home Activities for Young Learners
Homebound and trying to keep kids occupied and learning? Shelburne Farms' Early Childhood Educator Jed Norris is sharing indoor and outdoor activity ideas to keep busy at home.
From Our Farm to Your Kitchen
Some of our most joyful community experiences are gathering around a meal. For now, those meals are likely being made and enjoyed at home. Just a reminder that you can have our cheddar, meats, and syrup shipped right to your door. If you're cooking an Easter ham, be sure to pre-order by 4/6 for on-time delivery.
The Mystery of Maple Syrup Color
So far, we've made 944 gallons of maple syrup this season — and there's more to go! The color of maple syrup varies from "Golden" to "Dark," depending on where you are in the sugaring season. We asked our sugarmaker Marshall Webb why.
Planting in the Market Garden
Despite so many disruptions in the world right now, the hoop houses at our Market Garden are filling up with trays of seedlings as usual. Planting seeds for the future grounds us in the seasonal rhythms of the earth.
Welcome Center & Farm Store To-Go
Our Welcome Center & Farm Store is closed indefinitely, but you can call (802) 985-8442 daily from 10AM–5PM to place orders for our cheese, maple syrup, meat, and (soon) eggs. Your order will be placed outside the Welcome Center doors for same-day pickup. We're working on an online system, too!
Upcoming Programs & Events

Along with everyone else, we need to do our part to help slow the spread of the virus, protect at-risk individuals, and avoid overwhelming our health care support systems. So with community health as our priority,  we are postponing or cancelling all public programs and events until at least May 1.

With these postponements and cancellations, we know access to the Farm has changed for some of our community. Tell us what you want to hear about in our newsletters by replying to this email!
What We're Following

Civil Eats reports on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting school food access.
Project Drawdown share the the first major update to their research and analysis of climate solutions and includes 10 key insights  for possibility and action across sectors.
Vermont farmers have an advocate and friend in Professor Heather Darby.
Via University of Vermont.
Kids Vermont shares their list of state organizations keeping outdoor areas available to the public and offering online resources for families.
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.