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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Farm Lawns, Reimagined

    May 20, 2020 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Gardening, Nature / Natural Resources

    With fewer seasonal hires due to COVID-19 and a commitment to "Unlawning" and "Raising the Blade," Shelburne Farms is dramatically reducing lawn mowing this season.

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  • Mac 'n' Trees from New School Cuisine

    May 20, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Farm to School

    A favorite recipe from our Farm to School cookbook, New School Cuisine, scaled down for a family-sized portion.

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  • Demystifying rennet, a key ingredient in cheesemaking

    May 18, 2020 Agriculture / Food

    We all know the main ingredient in cheese is milk, but most cheeses also contain salt, cultures and rennet. Rennet is fascinating, yet it isn't well understood by most people.

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  • Supporting Farm to School During School Closures

    May 8, 2020 | Sarah Webb Education for Sustainability, Farm to School

    Vermont FEED's leadership update on supporting school meals, farmer-school relationships, and nutrition and agricultural education during school closures.

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  • Behind the scenes with our staff

    May 4, 2020 | Holly Brough Sustainable Living

    Here are a few glimpses into what -- and how -- our staff have been doing since COVID-19 hit in mid-March, gleaned from our weekly staff newsletters. 

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  • A departing cheesemaker reflects back

    May 4, 2020 | Madeline Born Agriculture / Food

    Creamery Manager Maddy Born reflects back on how her work at the Farm has changed her life.

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  • Making Nettle Pesto with Spoonful Herbals

    May 4, 2020 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food

    Spoonful Herbals wants you to get outside and make food from the land well before your basil grows in.

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  • Cheddar on and off the Farm

    April 23, 2020 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    Here’s how our cheddar and Farm products are making their through our local food system (and beyond) to you.

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  • Staff reflections on Earth Day 2020

    April 22, 2020 | Simon Schreier Nature / Natural Resources, Sustainable Living

    Shelburne Farms staff was asked, "What books and experiences influenced you to get involved in environmental work?"

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  • Have you thanked a vulture, today?

    April 21, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    What makes vultures so fascinating, unique, and ecologically valuable? Find out in this online adaptation of our regular family program about vultures!

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