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Reminder: The inn closes for the season Sunday, OCT 20.
Forest to Furniture 
Friday-Sunday, OCTOBER 4-6
Build a rustic table out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! A great fall project! Offered in partnership with the Shelburne Craft School
Crop Storage Workshop 
with UVM Extension
Wednesday, OCTOBER 16
A great workshop for farmers and growers interested in long-term storage of crops for sale through the winter and into early spring.
The Art of Growing Food and Garden Design 
Workshop with Ellen Ogden
Saturday, OCTOBER 26
Start designing next year's kitchen garden with an eye for productivity, beauty, and flavor.
More Events

See them all online.

New Online Program Registration!

Registering online just got a whole lot easier. Next time you visit our calendar and click this button, you'll see what we mean!

More cheese awards!
Our 2-year cheddar and our smoked cheddar earned two bronze awards at the Big E Gold Cheese Competition (Eastern States Exhibition in Amherst, MA.)  We also were a 2013 "7Daysies" runner-up for best cheese.
"Where Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms Meet"
Read (and learn) all about them in this Yankee Magazine article.
Farm Cameos on VT Health Connects PSA
You're watching the game on TV and suddenly you say, "Hey! That's Shelburne Farms!" Vermont Health Connects' new public service announcement includes brief footage of our cows (with Dairy staffer Wallace Greenewalt) and a cameo appearance by Children's Farmyard staffer Cat Wright. Check out the video on YouTube, or wait for it on a TV screen near you.
Celebrating Vermont Farms, Forests, and the Future

Saturday, September 21, 10am - 4 pm.   

Join us for musical performances, lots of family activities, Vermont artisans, and great food! See you there! More information & program. Thanks to our sponsors:

Burlington City Art's "Of Land & Local"
Art Exhibition at the Coach Barn
Friday, OCTOBER 4 - Sunday, OCTOBER 20
The work of a few exhibiting artists (L to R): Janis Sanders, Wendy Copp, Barry Underwood
We're excited to be collaborating with Burlington City Arts and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing on the state-wide art exhibition, "Of Land and Local." Designed to initiate a dialogue about issues surrounding the Vermont landscape, it will be presented at seven sites across the state, including the Coach Barn. "Artists and farmers are key components of our state's social and cultural fabric," BCA Curator DJ Hellerman says. "Artists search for new ways to question the world we live in to nourish our minds while farmers search for new ways to enrich the world we live in to nourish our bodies." 
About Coach Barn showAll locations. All artists.
Opening at Shelburne Farms:
Thursday, OCTOBER 3, 5-8pm.
Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum
Saturday, OCTOBER 5, 9am-4pm, Dublin NH

Calling farmers and preschool providers! Come gather tools and tips for engaging children on a farm or in a garden and for bringing agriculture into your classroom and/or meal and snack program. Share activities, discuss safety and risk, try kid-friendly recipes, and take a field trip to area farms. Learn more.  

Agritourism, Education & Economics on Your Farm
Vermont Farm-Based Education Forum
Tuesday & Wednesday, OCTOBER 22 & 23
Join farmers, farm-based educators and service providers to learn how to use your farm as a classroom, expand opportunities for direct sales, and discover the impact of farm-based education and agritourism on your farm, family, community and beyond.  More details.
Returning to School with a Smile
Our Director of School Programs Linda Wellings received this note from a teacher who attended our Project Seasons for Early Educators Workshop. It's your support that helps inspire educators to shape a better world. Thank you.
Dear Linda,
As school opens the doors on a new educational year --- I bring with me the joy, wonder and inspiring spirit collected from our time together at Shelburne Farms in July. With open arms and heart you shared your wealth of knowledge, passion, time and beloved farm with compassion and respect. 
I am renewed, refreshed and still smiling.

Enjoy the change of season. With gratitude,
Lisa Ingraham
An Inspiring Supporter

When Dahlia Ruben of Burlington, Vermont celebrated her 9th birthday, instead of receiving presents, she chose to donate to Shelburne Farms. Why? "Because I love the environment and you help the environment." Read about her birthday plan and the rest of her reasons for giving in her letter to us. Each gift to the Farm has a story behind it, and we appreciate each and every one of them. Thanks, Dahlia, and to each of you.

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