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This year, our sugaring season started February 5th — the earliest day in our records — and we're still going as of today. As we soon turn to bottling the sweet syrup, here’s what you need to know to choose the perfect syrup for your taste:

Read our guide to the flavors of maple syrup grades (recipes included!).

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Our 2024 Maple Syrup: Be the First to Know

We’re wrapping up our sugaring season, and soon our 2024 crop of maple syrup will be ready for your table! Get notified when it's bottled, stocked on our Farm Store shelves, and ready for shipping.

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Maple Open House

Celebrate all things maple with sugar makers throughout Vermont! You can visit our sugarbush this Sunday, 10am–2pm to explore the delicious sap to syrup journey. Please note: Saturday activities have been cancelled due to weather.

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Job Fair & Upcoming Programs

On Saturday, March 30, 10:00AM–2:00PM attend our Job Fair to learn about the seasonal work opportunities.

See our full calendar of events

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What We're Following

Shelburne Community School students, coached by Shelburne Farms staff, competed in the 16th annual Jr Iron Chef VT competition. Shelburne News spoke with the team as they cooked up their dish, cheddar potato pierogis.

As part of President Biden’s American Climate Corps, the USDA launches a new Working Lands Climate Corps to train future conservation and climate leaders. Via NRCS.

For two years, over 600 Vermonters contributed their expertise on food security to develop a Food Security in Vermont: Roadmap to 2035. Via Vermont Farm to Plate.

Researchers have found trees' dramatic rebound in the eastern US is curtailing the soaring temperatures caused by the climate crisis. Via the Guardian.

Ambrook Research asks, "Is the biochar boom upon us?"

Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future through its programs, place, and products.

We offer transformative learning experiences to help educators, students, overnight guests, and visitors create a more thriving world. Home to the Institute for Sustainable Schools, our historic campus is a 1,400-acre diversified farm located on the homelands of the Winooskik band of the Abenaki.

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