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An Inn Recipe for you:
Squash Soup
As the Inn closes for the season, we leave you with this wonderful Squash Soup recipe  from Jim McCarthy, our Special Events Chef at the Inn. We hope it carries you through to 2014!

Reminder: The inn closes for the season Sunday, OCT 20.

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.
Cheese Catalog Coming Your Way

Our holiday catalog of cheese and farm products is printing this week and will be in your mailboxes soon. Of course, you can order anytime online. What's a holiday celebration without farmstead cheddar?

A Big Thank you!
We extend a huge thank you to the nearly 200 volunteers who made this year's Harvest Festival such a great event. It's no less true for being cliche: We could not have done it without you!
Burlington's Sustainability Academy featured in the Atlantic Monthly
Wow! It's great to see the work of the Sustainability Academy highlighted in "Shaping the Soul of a School." We're proud to have been a founding partner of the Academy and we continue to offer professional development for teachers and educational opportunities for students through our Sustainable Schools Project.  
October is National Farm to School Month 

Join in events and opportunities to connect your school to Vermont farms, farmers, and food! Buy local food for your cafeteria or snack program, visit local farms, build school gardens, cook with local food in the classroom, and host community events that spotlight local food and farmers. More ways to get involved.


Wednesday, OCTOBER 16, Lunch time

Celebrate National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day with Vermont's first annual "Local Crunch for Lunch," sponsored by the Vermont Farm to School Network.


Wednesday, OCTOBER 16 at UVM. 5:30 pm reception; 6:00 showing.

An important film and discussion on hunger in America on World Food Day. Special Guest: Roger Doiron, Founder, Kitchen Gardeners International.

Presented by VT FEED, Vermont Community Garden Network, UVM Food Systems Initiative, Burlington Food Council, Gardener's Supply Company, and UVM Extension.


New School Cuisine Cookbook

New School Cuisine:

Nutritious and Seasonal Recipes for School Cooks by School Cooks

This new cookbook, to be released at the end of October, contains more than 75 recipes for school kitchens to prepare healthy, locally-sourced meals for their students -- nurturing both bodies and minds. It's a practical resource for child nutrition programs: each recipe is in USDA format, yields school-sized quantities, includes a nutritional analysis and contains information on the specific food components that credit towards meeting the USDA meal pattern. Every school in Vermont will receive a copy of the cookbook, which was the collaborative product of  VT FEED (we're a partner), Vermont Agency of Education, School Nutrition Association of Vermont, USDA, Team Nutrition [federal websites currently unavailable], and school cooks throughout Vermont.


The Farm-based Education Network (FBEN) was featured on the National Farm to School Month website! As partners and backbone organization for the FBEN, we were honored to see the feature. (See the FBEN event below, too.)

Agritourism, Education & Economics on Your Farm
Farm-Based Education Forum
Tuesday & Wednesday, OCTOBER 22 & 23
Learn how to use your farm as a classroom, expand opportunities for direct sales, and understand how farm-based education and agritourism can impact your farm, family, community and beyond. More details.
Related News:
A broad Vermont partnership that includes Shelburne Farms just received a $90,000 USDA grant to strengthen agricultural and culinary tourism on Vermont farms. The project will include research and evaluation of economic impacts; capacity development and risk management for farmers; a coordinated marketing campaign; and leadership and network development to share best practices.
Burlington City Art's "Of Land & Local"
Art Exhibition at the Coach Barn
through Sunday, OCTOBER 20 | Show & events free with property admission.
Be sure to get to the Coach Barn by October 20 to see Of Land and Local, our collaboration with Burlington City Arts and the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing on this state-wide art exhibition. This weekend:

Nontraditional Approaches to Photography and the Landscape

Saturday, October 12 | 3-5 pm Coach Barn

Join a selection of artists including Bill McDowell, Meara McGinnis, Jean Luc Dushime, Pamela Fraser and Barry Underwood for this 45-minute panel discussion followed by Q&A. Registration encouraged but not required. Register

Education for Sustainability Summit
More than 90 educators gathered at the Coach Barn in late September to celebrate, network, and share practices in education for sustainability (EFS). Educators and students showcased their work across the grade-levels and around Vermont, to deepen a collective understanding of and commitment to EFS. Coming soon: A short film of both the event and EFS in Vermont!!

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