Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • 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 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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  • Response to a Pandemic, 1918 & 2020

    April 7, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts

    How people at Shelburne Farms experienced and responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic is remarkably similar to the response to the coronavirus today. The key? Volunteers doing a LOT of sewing.

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  • Maple Sugaring 2020 – A Quiet Season

    April 6, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Nature / Natural Resources

    The final days of March marked the end of a productive 2020 sugaring season, thanks in part to the expansion of our sugarbush over the winter.

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  • Banana Oat Breakfast Rounds

    April 5, 2020 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food

    Throughout the years in our Farm to School work, favorite recipes have risen to the top, including this flexible breakfast or snack by Chef Jim McCarthy.

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  • The mystery of syrup color

    March 21, 2020 | Holly Brough

    The color of maple syrup varies from "Golden" to "Dark," depending on where you are in the sugaring season. We asked our sugarmaker Marshall Webb why.

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