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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Kale Pesto recipe from New School Cuisine

    October 19, 2015 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    Try this Kale Pesto recipe from New School Cuisine cookbook, adjusted for a more family-sized batch.

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  • Working Together to Improve School Food: Shelburne Farms Hosts the James Beard Foundation’s 8th Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change

    October 15, 2015 Agriculture / Food, Sustainable Living

    Since participating in James Beard Foundation's Boot Camp here at the Farm, a three-day intensive training for chefs in policy and advocacy, I’ve been reflecting on the synchronicities between our organizations, despite our differing roles within the food sector.

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  • Support nutrition standards with Farm to School efforts

    August 29, 2015 | Betsy Rosenbluth Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    It's not time to roll back childhood nutrition standards. It's time to better reinforce them with comprehensive farm to school programs

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  • Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

    July 27, 2015 Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    Hot, stormy weather threatened the early hours of the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, but fortunately, the sun came out for a great event -- to showcase our own cheese and that of so many other artisanal producers.

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  • Dairy in the Classroom

    April 15, 2015 | Dana Hudson Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    What happens when a boy with food anxieties is regularly exposed to new foods in the classroom? Dana Hudson found out as a Shelburne Farms educator for a "Dairy in the Classroom" program.

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  • Agritourism Guides for Farmers

    February 17, 2015 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    Agriculture and tourism are both vibrant contributors to Vermont. Now with new guides to support them, Vermont farmers can think creatively and realistically about how to engage customers in activities on their farms.

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Market Garden

    January 22, 2015 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    For most farmers, winter means planning. Shelburne Farms is no exception. But as an education organization, there's extra planning around sharing our gardens with students.

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Dairy

    January 22, 2015 Agriculture / Food

    Since we're not harvesting crops, rotating the cows through pasture, or leading them to and from milking, winter gives us a little window for maintenance, repairs, and improvements. And calving!

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Farmyard

    January 22, 2015 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    I get this question all the time. It’s funny. People seem to think, “When the animals disappear, don’t you disappear, too?”

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  • Strange Bedfellows: Growing Farm to School through Unlikely Partnerships

    October 9, 2014 | Betsy Rosenbluth Agriculture / Food

    Kelp growers. Hospitals. Chefs. Mental health agencies. Food shelves. What do they all have in common? These strange bedfellows are all important players in the Northeast’s ever-expanding farm to school programs.

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