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Wild Mushroom Foray
Saturday, SEPTEMBER 7
Join Ari Rockland-Miller and Jenna Antonio DiMare (see The Mushroom Forager) for a first-hand experience of hunting and harvesting wild mushrooms.
Community Evening Concert Series

Wednesdays thru AUGUST | Free

Set up your lawn chair and blanket in the Farm Barn courtyard, bring a picnic dinner or purchase local food, and enjoy some local music!
Gates open: 5:30; Concert: 6:30 

August 14 - Lila Mae and the Cartwheels
August 21 - Belle Pines
August 28 - The Dupont Brothers

More Events

Our fall calendar will be hitting your mailboxes soon. In the meantime, find all that's going on at the Farm this fall online.

Rebuilding the Foodshed 

Dinner & Discussion 

SEPT. 11, Wed.
We're excited to be partnering again with Chelsea Green to present author Philip Ackerman-Leist. He'll discuss his new book, Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable and Secure Food Systems. Prior to the discussion, NOFA-VT will be selling locally produced, organic salads and flatbreads made fresh from their mobile clay oven.

"34 Reasons Vermont is the Most Beautiful Place in the World"
We're #3! See them all on
2nd place for 2-4 year cheddar!
L to R: Ellen Fox, Manager of Cheese & Catalog; Tom Gardner, Shipping Coordinator; Eliza Jane, Sam Dixon, Dairy Farm Manager; Nat Bacon, Cheesemaking Manager. Not pictured: Cheesemakers Zak Schafer, Megan Holt, and Sam Bevet (and about 120 cows)
2013 American Cheese Society Winner!
Congratulations to our dairy and cheesemaking team! They took home a 
2nd place ribbon for our 2-year cheddar. Congratulations also to all our fellow Vermont cheesemakers who took home awards, including the Cellars at Jasper Hill and Grafton Village, whose cheeses took home best in show, and 2nd place, respectively. Way to go, Vermont! See list of all ACS winners.


Of Land and Local Art Exhibition
New Art Exhibition this Fall
"Of Land & Local" 

After 25 wonderful years of the Art Show at Shelburne Farms, this fall we are collaborating with Burlington City Arts and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing on a state-wide art exhibition. "Of Land and Local" is designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape and will be presented at six sites across the state, including at the Coach Barn, October 4-20, 2013. Come check it out!
Open daily, 10-4. Admission included in general property admission

Member Spotlight
"The Farm is a Connector" 

Markus Thali and Gaby Gurt and their children have been members of Shelburne Farms since 2000, when they moved to Vermont from Switzerland.


"Now that all but our youngest have taken off to college, we come to the farm perhaps even more often, simply to stroll around, enjoy the different seasons, but also to participate in activities such as a mushroom walk that I joined last fall."


They feel that the Farm plays an important role in our community by "serving as a connector for all kinds of people, and providing an open space where people can just 'be.'"  

Composer Sam Guarnaccia and visual artist Cameron Davis, whose work will be featured at the event, co-hosted by All Souls Interfaith Gathering and Shelburne Farms. Breeding Barn (r)
SEPTEMBER 15, Sunday, 3:00-5:00 pm, Breeding Barn 
Free and open to the public; Donations accepted at door. 

Enjoy the premier of an inspirational new choral and orchestral composition by Sam Guarnaccia in the cathedral-like Breeding Barn, with the magnificent painting series 'Endless Spring' by visual artist Cameron Davis. Music and art share the story of our emerging Universe, inspired by the documentary Journey of the Universe produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim. The 90-minute Oratorio weaves music together with the spoken word, including recitatives by Vermont writers Rebecca Gould and John Elder of Middlebury College. 

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