As our Brown Swiss herd is rotationally grazed within the pasture above the Farm Barn, these young heifers look out over our tour wagons and haying vehicles working in the lower fields — the season is in full swing!
Meet Our New Executive Chef:
John Patterson
Shelburne Farms welcomes new Executive Chef John Patterson, joining us from Fork in Philadelphia. Jim McCarthy, Executive Chef Emeritus, will continue on during this transition season.
The Coach Barn:
Then & Now
In the summer, the Coach Barn comes alive with teachers who gather from around the world to explore education for sustainability. But it didn't always host educators and community members. Here's a pictorial walk back through time to illustrate the evolution of this beautiful structure.
WCAX Brings the Farm to the Newsroom!
Galen Ettlin spoke with Shelburne Farms Educator George Conklin about our farmyard and learned all about Barbara, one of the most popular chickens in the coop.
Farming Update: Haying & Pasturing
“A cool wet May fills the barn with hay,” goes the old farm saying. That’s been true for us this year.
Creating a
Personal Legacy
"Shelburne Farms inspires me as a teacher, learner, poet, artist, photographer. And, yes, as a philanthropist. I hope others will join me in expressing gratitude and sharing the abundance."
–Judy Brook
Tour Guide Program Coordinator
The Lake Champlain Tasting Trail
We're honored to be part of this effort, which (when complete) will become the world’s longest international culinary trail connecting restaurants, farms, farmers’ markets, breweries, cideries, and wineries along Lake Champlain in Vermont, New York, and Canada!
Upcoming Programs & Events

Please note: the Vermont Mozart Festival's 2019 concerts have been cancelled, including the three scheduled at Shelburne Farms, 7/20, 7/27, and 8/3.

Wednesday, June 19, 10:00–11:30AM
Afternoon Tea & Floral Arranging, Tuesday, June 25, 2:30–4:30PM
Herbal Tea Party with Spoonful Herbals, Wednesday, June 26, 4:00–5:30PM
Thursday, June 27, 6:00–8:30PM at St. Albans Free Library
Summer Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens, Friday, June 28, 6:30-8:00PM
Essentials of Estate Planning , Thursday, July 11, 3:00–5:00PM
Shore Explore , Saturday, July 13, 9:00AM–4:00PM
What We're Following

VPR asks, "Does Vermont Have Any Patches Of Old Growth Forest?"
A Vermont company bets on biochar to clean up Lake Champlain.
Via Vermont Business Magazine.
"Save Our Food. Free the Seed." An interactive op-ed from the New York Times.
Chowhound discusses how to pair cheese with summer fruit.
The 29 books on Food Tank’s summer reading list to inspire commitment
for a summer of change.
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.