Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • 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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  • First-ever Regional Farm to School Institute Underway in the Northeast

    November 30, 2015 Agriculture / Food

    This account of this past summer's Farm to School Institute was just published on USDA's blog!

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  • Talking Farm to School on World Food Day, Milan, Italy

    November 4, 2015 | Betsy Rosenbluth Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    How is Vermont's Farm to School movement growing a more sustainable future? Our presentation at the 3rd International Conference on Food Education, EXPO Milan 2015.

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  • Educating for Sustainability in China

    November 4, 2015 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Educator Ryan Morra shares his experiences and reflects back on his recent trip to China to share the Farm's Education for Sustainability practices with middle-school students in Yunnan Province.

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