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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Market Garden Update, March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food

    Despite so many disruptions in the world right now, the Market Garden is moving forward with planting on schedule. Planting seeds for the future grounds us in the seasonal rhythms of the earth.

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  • Vermont FEED receives $100,000 grant from USDA for Farm To School Institute

    March 4, 2020 | Megan Camp Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    As a partner with NOFA-VT in Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), Shelburne Farms will receive $100,000 from the USDA to support the Northeast Farm to School Institute!

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  • Q+A: Sheep Shearing in February

    January 26, 2020 | Renee LaCoss Agriculture / Food

    Every winter, we shear our sheep at the Dairy. We asked Herdsman Renee LaCoss about the process, and get answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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  • Innovations at Farm-Based Education Conference

    December 9, 2019 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    At November's successful National Farm-Based Education Conference, 7 innovations contributed to strengthening farm-based education opportunities across the country.

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  • Leading the Farm to School Movement

    November 27, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    Twenty years ago, Vermont was an early adopter of the Farm to School movement. Now, 65% of Vermont schools report having a connection with a farm or farmer!

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  • The Man Behind the Memorial

    November 24, 2019 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    On your walk to the overlook beyond the Farm Barn, it's easy to miss the Lone Tree Hill Memorial, and the man honored there. Who was Derick Webb? Let us introduce you.

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  • Get Cooking with Jr Iron Chef VT 2020!

    November 8, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    For a taste of the competition, try Green Mountain Technology & Career Center’s recipe for Rich and Creamy Ratatouille in a Roasted Pepper Sauce, which won the 2019 Crowd Pleaser Award.

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  • Farewell to Dudley

    November 7, 2019 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    We recently lost our dear donkey, Dudley, to old age. He was a longtime fixture in the Children's Farmyard. Look back on his years with us.

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  • Cooking with Pumpkin

    October 30, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    While many pumpkins are carved into jack o’lanterns for trick or treating, many remain intact. It is easy to forget that these squash are edible, and a great way to engage children in cooking after the holiday.

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  • Celebrating Farm to School Month

    October 30, 2019 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between children and local food. Here are some of the highlights from the month's festivities and initiatives.

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