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"Sunday Supper"?
Sunday Suppers offer a choice of farm-fresh entrees, as well as a set salad, sides, and dessert, all at a fixed price of $35. They are a more casual and family-friendly way to experience farm-to-plate on, yup, Sundays only.
Upcoming Events
Farmers Markets!
Want to eat farm fresh and local? This Burlington Free Press article profiles area restaurants, like ours, that are growing their own gardens. You can also get our produce for your own kitchen at our booth at the Shelburne Farmers Market, 9-1 every Saturday until October. 
Our Maple Syrup for Sale at Welcome Ctr.
2013 was a banner year in our sugarbush, so we're offering our own syrup for sale at the Welcome Center. Grades A & B from 1/2 pints to quarts. Stop in!
2014 Wall Calendar 2014 Wall Calendar now available
With beautiful photos that you've come to expect from Marshall Webb and others. Order a copy for yourself or as a gift for friends and family. See all months.
A Year in Numbers
Our 2012 Financial Report is now available. 
New Baby Goats!
Twins were born to Zola  on Monday evening, June 17. See them on Facebook (and a photo bomb by Aidan the Alpaca)
Soggy Weather
The endless rains have affected farms and businesses across Vermont. Fox44-TV visited us and filed this story on how it's been affecting our farm operations.
UVM Food Systems Summit 
Thursday, June 27, 1-5pm
Featuring a range of speakers from the North American food movement. Schedule. Please register by June 19.Can't make it? Watch live webcast.
Burlington Magnet Schools: Report Card
This 7Days article reports on the successes and challenges of Burlington's two magnet schools, 5 years in. As a partner with the Sustainability Academy magnet school, we're proud of what they've accomplished.
Bench on the walking trails New Benches
Thanks to a generous donor, we have two new benches along our trails and two in the Farmyard. They were built by Marshall Webb from Farm-harvested cedar and maple. Come enjoy them!
Upcoming Events:
Gary Paul Nabhan
Gary Paul Nabhan
Sustainably Growing Food in the Face of Climate Change
Thursday, JUNE 27, 7:00-9:00pm
Join Gary Paul Nabhan, internationally-celebrated nature writer and food and farming activist as he speaks about the findings of his new book, "Growing Food in a Hotter, Drier Climate." We're excited to partner with Chelsea Green for this event. Details. Register.
Presented by Chelsea Green & Shelburne Farms
Sponsors: Intervale Center, City Market, Slow Food Vermont
Bill Noble
Bill Noble

Great American Gardens: Historic, Personal, & Visionary from the 19th to the 21st Century
Wednesday, JULY 10, 11:30am-2:00pm
A garden benefit lecture and lunch with Bill Noble, director of preservation for the Garden Conservancy. Bill will draw examples from estate gardens of the early 20th century, such as Shelburne Farms, as well as more recent gardens, telling the stories of their creators and how some of their ideas (and plants) have shown up in his own Vermont garden. Details. Register.
Agritourism Meetings
Farmers share stories for resource guide to strengthen agritourism
Taylor Farm in Londonderry
Fiddler & Donner of Taylor Farm in Londonderry, VT, who hosted one of the agritourism focus groups
In conversations around the state in late-May, nearly 50 farmers shared their thoughts on hosting visitors, kicking off the Vermont Farms Agritourism Project. Themes emerged like safety concerns (insurance and liability), and how to value one's time and services. One participant said, "I'd never want to turn someone away from the chance to learn something, but for us to be here to share that knowledge, we have to be able to support ourselves." Her solution is to charge a sliding scale fee for her workshops. Now the project will document and share these stories, and develop resources to help farmers navigate the challenges.

Do you have ideas to contribute? Want information? contact Vera Simon-Nobes, 802-985-8686. Read more about sustainable food and farm tourism.
Project Seasons for Young Learners
Project Seasons for Early Childhood Educators
Join us JULY 15-18 for early childhood education workshop

Scholarships available ----  Apply today!
Call 802-985-0308

Childcare providers, educators and partners, enrich your early childhood curriculum at our workshop this summer. With the Farm as your classroom, come explore education for sustainability in early childhood through nature, food and community, based on our new book, "Cultivating Joy & Wonder: Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood through Nature, Food, and Community."


Scholarships made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Moving Kids Forward Foundation.

Connecticut Teachers Visit to Learn
Expanding education for sustainability 
Connecticut Teachers visit

In late May, a group of teachers from the Environmental Sciences Magnet School at Mary Hooker in Hartford, CT visited our Sustainable Schools Project pilot schools in Burlington with two professors from Central Connecticut State University, which serves as the school's community partner (similar to SSP). Now the school wants SSP to teach a workshop on sustainability in the fall in Connecticut. We're excited to continue the conversation and expand the network of schools dedicated to education for sustainability.

Educators on the Road
Building partnerships, sharing our work, learning from others
  • Rachel Cadwallader Staub and Susie Marchand presented this week at the annual conference of the Association for Living History, Farm, and Agricultural Museums in Ohio, discussing how to link history programs to food production.
  • Jen Cirillo was in Pittsburgh for a conference on "Building Capacity for State Science Education," focused on bridges to the new Science Standards.
  • Dana Hudson and Anne Bijur recently returned from the National Farm to School annual meeting in Nebraska. 
  • Megan Camp was a delegate at the New England Food Systems Summit in Portland, ME, which is strengthening collaboration for regional food system sustainability. More.
Working Lands Enterprise Fund
Fund was allocated $1,425,000 in the State of Vermont's 2014 budget

As members of Vermont's Working Lands Partnership, we're pleased to announce that the Enterprise Fund was supported by the Vermont legislature for 2014. The Fund offers small seed grants to land-based enterprises in Vermont who help maintain and preserve Vermont's treasured working landscape. See list of 2013 awardees.

Shelburne Farms Shelburne Farms cultivates a conservation ethic for a sustainable future. We are a nonprofit education center, 1,400-acre working farm, and National Historic Landmark. 1611 Harbor Road * Shelburne, Vermont * 05482 * * 802-985-8686