Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Farming Update - June 15, 2016

    June 14, 2016 Agriculture / Food

    Shelburne Farms is a working farm, and food we grow honors and preserves the land it comes from. Read the latest updates from our across the farm.

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  • It's Strawberry Season!

    June 14, 2016 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    Strawberries are everyone's favorite this time of year. Here's how we grow them (and what you can make with them!).

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  • The Survival of Grassland Birds

    May 25, 2016 | Holly Brough

    We welcome guest blogger Noah Perlut's fascinating account of his research on Bobolinks and Savannah Sparrows at Shelburne Farms, and its power to help protect these threatened birds.

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  • A Forest for Every Classroom

    May 17, 2016 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability

    Find out how A Forest for Every Classroom (and upcoming program, A Watershed for Every Classroom), helps educators bring students outdoors for meaningful, place-based service-learning experiences.

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  • Farming Update - May 4, 2016

    May 4, 2016 Agriculture / Food

    Here's what's happening around our working farm as we open for the season. From the Dairy, to the Market Garden, to our woodlands, here's that latest.

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  • Sugaring in a Changing Climate

    April 3, 2016 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Nature / Natural Resources

    How will climate change impact sugaring in Vermont? We don't know all the answers, but we're encouraging students on our "Sugaring by the Numbers" field trip to start asking and observing.

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  • Announcing Orange Cheddar!

    April 1, 2016 Agriculture / Food

    Tired of boring old pale cheese? We are too! So we've crafted one batch of new orange cheddar for you. Find out the hows and whys of this long tradition of orange cheeses (including our own).

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  • Enjoying the "Fruit" of Maple Sugaring

    March 15, 2016 Agriculture / Food

    The running of sap from sugar maple trees signals the beginning of spring. It is the first gift that the earth gives us after a long winter of living off of the root cellar.

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  • Restaurant to Cafeteria: Why I Became a School Food Chef

    December 18, 2015 Agriculture / Food

    We asked seasonal inn chef James MacPherson why he chose to move from the restaurant world to the school cafeteria. He shared some pretty inspiring answers.

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  • Pairing and Plating Shelburne Farms Cheddar

    December 7, 2015 Agriculture / Food

    There’s no wrong or right way to eat our raw milk farmstead cheddar, but there are some basic guidelines you can follow to make your holiday cheese plate worthy of a banquet. Here are few principles to keep in mind.

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