What’s the story behind our raw milk, farmstead cheddar? Vermont Tourism visited Shelburne Farms to get a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art of our cheesemaking and how we care for our landscape, pastures, and Brown Swiss herd. Watch the story. Photo by Brent Harrewyn.
The Future the Farm's Forests
Why a new forest management plan must be open and adaptive to the changes we are seeing around us.
Gleaning Season at the Market Garden
Shelburne Farms Market Garden Manager Josh Carter shares his excitement about partnering with local food hubs and food banks to harvest surplus produce.
"Grilling the Chef" with Chef John Patterson
Seven Days chats with our new Executive Chef about how he found Vermont, what sparked his interest in the culinary arts, and what "comfort food" means to him.
Free Estate Planning Seminar
Join us at the Inn at Shelburne Farms for an interactive seminar with two Vermont experts who will answer questions and help you plan for the future.
Our 41st Annual Harvest Festival!
A full-day celebration of Vermont forest, farm, and food traditions for the whole family! Explore children’s activities, entertainers all day long, traditional artisans, Vermont Abenaki Artists Association, and delicious farm-fresh food.
Upcoming Programs & Events

A Gardener's Tour of the Formal Gardens, Wednesday, August 28, 4:00–5:00PM
Wild Mushroom Foray, Sunday, September 1, 9:30AM–12:00PM
Friday, September 6, 6:00–7:30PM
Saturday, September 7, 10:00–11:30AM
Essentials of Estate Planning, Tuesday, September 10, 9:00–11:00AM
Thursday, September 19, 9:00AM– 6:00PM, Bread Loaf Mountain Campus, Ripton VT
Orienteering, Saturday, September 28,
Clinic 9:00–10:00AM; Navigate the courses 10:00AM–12:00PM
Saturday & Sunday , September 28 & 29, 10:00AM–4:00PM
Wednesday, October 2, 5:00–7:00PM
What We're Following

Fox Local 44 visited the Champlain Valley Fair and learned how to milk a cow with Shelburne Farms Herdsman Renee LaCoss.
Have you heard about the "Origin of Livestock Rule"? Civil Eats investigates how it is affecting dairy farms and their ability to become certified organic.
Sankofa Farms is helping students learn life skills, reconnect with their African heritage, and provide food for the community. Via Raleigh News & Observer.
Are You Ready for the Cheesepocalypse? Food Systems experts, including Shelburne Farms' Cheese Sales Manager Tom Perry, weigh in on the proposed tariffs that would affect imported cheese prices – and the whole industry.
Read the story of how Atlanta purchased a 7.1-acre former farm in an underserved neighborhood and turned the land into the nation’s largest food forest. Via Civil Eats.
The Good Food 100 Restaurants spotlights New England , including Shelburne Farms Inn & Restaurant and Chef Emeritus Jim McCarthy.
Watch how Connecticut's local Channel 3 News pairs our cheddar with native tomatoes and basil for a summer sandwich standby.
Middlebury breaks ground on facility that turns waste into energy.
Via Vermont Business Magazine.
"Environmental Education Will Shape A New Generation of Decisionmakers."
Via Forbes.
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.