Educators from all over the US stayed on the Farm for the week-long Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder professional development course. Hands-on activities and shared learning examined how education for sustainability instills a deep love and appreciation for the natural world in both educators and students. Photo by Communications Associate Sarah Webb.
Connecting Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Communities
Our Farm to School Institute with Vermont FEED gathered educators, school nutrition staff, administrators, farmers, and regional organizations to create and strengthen whole-school, Farm to School programs in their communities across the Northeast — and beyond.
Introducing Our New Cheese: Beer Cheddar
We've collaborated with Fiddlehead Brewing Co. to create a a beer-infused cheddar! We soaked the curds in their flagship IPA during the cheesemaking process, and this limited, initial batch is ready. Find it at our Welcome Center, with stock reserved for Saturday, July 21.
Our Annual Report
This marks our 45th year as an educational organization—that's 45 years transforming the lives of educators, visitors, and children. Our report highlights the stewardship of
the financial resources at Shelburne Farms, and how you help make all of our work possible. Thank you for your support!
VT Mozart Festival on the Farm
JULY 21st, 22nd, AND 28th
Celebrate the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Coach Barn and the Breeding Barn lawn. Half of all proceeds will benefit VT FEED, our Farm to School partnership project with NOFA-VT.
10th Annual VT Cheesemakers Festival
11AM–4PM (VIP 10AM)
Vermont has the highest number of cheesemakers per capita: over 40!
Join us at the Coach Barn to taste and purchase 200+ cheeses, along with 90+ other artisan food, wine, cider, beer and spirits producers. 
Upcoming Programs & Events

Bats in the Barn , Friday, July 20, 7:30–9:00PM
Thursday, July 26, 6:30–8:00PM
An Evening of Bats , Thursday, July 26, 7:30–9:00PM
Sun to Cheese Tour , Friday, July 27, 1:45–3:45PM
Wildcrafting Gathering , Friday, August 3, 6:00–7:30PM
Vermont Fresh Network Forum Dinner , Sunday, August 5, 5:00–8:00PM
featuring the Farm as the nonprofit client, August 5–17, scholarships available

What We're Following

Director of Professional Development Jen Cirillo co-authored a feature in Green Schools Catalyst Quarterly exploring how sustainability literacy is preparing students for an ever-changing world.
Farms with immigrant employees produce 79% percent of the U.S. milk supply. The Atlantic shares the story of a Wisconsin dairy and those who keep it running .
Executive Chef Jim McCarthy talks with Skift Table about the Inn and "Table-to-Farm" dining, the new term for how farms are diversifying with onsite restaurants.
What do we know about the overall health, sustainability, and equity of the food system across the United States? The Union of Concerned Scientists created the “ 50-State Food System Scorecard ” to help answer these questions.

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.