Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • A Look into Our Work with Educators

    May 12, 2017 Education for Sustainability

    Director of Professional Development Jen Cirillo explains why we work with educators, and what they’re doing when they’re learning to “Educate for Sustainability.”

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  • Chef Champe Speidel's Warm Asparagus Salad

    April 27, 2017

    Chef Speidel shares his recipe for a Warm Asparagus Salad — a perfect introduction to his style and attention to detail. Chef Speidel will be on the Farm this summer, on the evening of June 13, to collaboratively create a dinner with Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy.

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  • Meet One of the Herd: Daisy

    April 17, 2017 Agriculture / Food

    Farm cows are work animals with one role: to make milk for our farmhouse cheddar. But as Renée LaCoss, herdsman at our Dairy for 15 years shares, bonds develop.

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  • Beet Soufflés with Goat Cheese

    April 17, 2017

    The Farms’ eggs, beets, and maple syrup are the primary ingredients in this vibrant twist on a French soufflé that can be served hot or cold.

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  • Favorite Children's Books from the Farm Educators' Collection

    March 31, 2017

    Since 1967, April 2nd has marked International Children's Book Day. We're celebrating with a few of the Farm favorites.

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  • Kids Build a Playground -- and a More Sustainable Community

    March 20, 2017 | Emily Hoyler

    This past September, when my students and I attended the ‘Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability’ youth conference at Shelburne Farms, I had no idea we were about to embark on.

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  • Maple & Butternut Squash Oat Risotto

    March 17, 2017 Agriculture / Food

    A meal perfect for the sugaring season: filling enough to brave the cold, but with a hint of the sunshine to come...

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  • A Home-Cooked Feast Celebrating Farm to School

    January 13, 2017 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability

    Teachers from Chittenden South Supervisory Union were participating in a recent Vermont FEED professional development course. And it was all about the food.

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  • Finding inspiration from our international network of educators

    December 8, 2016 Education for Sustainability

    The Farm was recently inspired by other dedicated educators at the UN Regional Centers of Expertise Conference of the Americas in Curitiba, Brazil. Greater Burlington was recognized as a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in 2015.

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  • Another Farm Update: Forestry

    November 29, 2016 | Dana Bishop Nature / Natural Resources

    This fall we've done a lot of forestry work to prepare for next year's sugaring season. Our forests are another thread in the fabric of our (and all of Vermont's) working landscape.

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