Explore the Formal Gardens at Shelburne Farms! These gardens overlook Lake Champlain on land once used as a lookout by the Abenaki. Visit the gardens via our walking trails, or find out what's blooming and growing with our online updates. Guided tours are being offered throughout the season, check our program calendar for new dates!
Haying 101
There’s never a quiet time of year for dairy farmers, but haying season can be busy, especially in spring. Here's a breakdown of how haying works, and how it fits into a regenerative farming system.
New Wildlife Tracker Supports Community Science
A new Motus radiotelemetry tracking station has been installed at the dairy. It's a great way for us to support wildlife research at the farm and beyond.
Enjoy the Bounty of our Market Garden
We've extended the Market Garden growing season, and now we're reaping the rewards! Fresh squash, greens, beans, peppers, eggplants, and more are available at our Farm Store & Welcome Center. Find prepared foods for quick meals made by our Kitchen Team too! Not local? Visit your local farmers' market and try these recipes.
Why We Give
"We've walked the trails, attended events, and visited the Farm Barn with the kids countless times! We're lucky to have this beautiful place so accessible. This spring, we realized we had taken Shelburne Farms for granted. It was time for us to become members and give back for all the Farm offers our community."

-Lesli Blount & Leandre Waldo
Burlington, VT
For You & Your Students
Inspiring stories, professional learning, and innovative teaching ideas for educators. See our calendar for upcoming professional learning opportunities.
What We're Following

“Addressing climate change is going to take a lot of local action around the world, so this is one area to reduce fossil fuel consumption and improve environmental quality,” Alec Webb, Shelburne Farms President. WCAX shares the story of how we're changing our mowing practices.
NECN highlights the importance of maple in Vermont agriculture and its multitude of uses beyond the pancake. Our Executive Chef John Patterson shares cooking tips!
Whether virtual or in-person, the pandemic remade schooling. What should stay? (Spoiler alert: outdoor learning and universal school meals!). Via VTDigger.
Through the efforts of the Vermont Farm to School Network and partners, Vermont has enacted a local food purchasing incentive for schools with $500,000 appropriated for year one. Shelburne Farms is the Coordinator of the Network and a leader in the Farm to School Policy Campaign.
Vermont Farm to Plate and The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets publishes a brief to the Vermont Food Systems Plan on the issue of racial equity.
The Counter shares new research highlighting a shifting priority at food banks: tackling the root causes of food insecurity.
Add to your reading list with Civil Eats' "34 Noteworthy Food and Farming Books for the Summer of 2021."
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.