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Mid-May 2015

Upcoming Programs 

Current Spring Menus

Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert

Explore sustainable wild edible foraging with Chef David Hugo and others in this VPR story.

Birders! Volunteer Opp

Join Green Mountain Audubon Society on Saturday, May 23 to help the Bobolink Project survey fields near the Farm to identify bobolinks that were banded here and have since dispersed. Intermediate birding skills required. Email Bruce MacPherson at GMAS.

Thursday-Saturday, June 4-6

Learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation.

Hosted at Shelburne Farms, Nourish Vermont is generously sponsored by The Forrest C. and Frances H. Lattner Foundation.

About the Dairy

Our last enews mentioned a new Vermont Magazine article about our dairy. Now you can read the entire article online.  

Quote of the Week

"In all of my 40 years on this planet, I have never seen a calf being born! Today, at the farm, I checked it off my bucket list!" 

- Alyssa Lasher, 1st grade teacher, Hinesburg Community School during a Springtime on the Farm field trip.

What We're Reading


And we're off! There's so much to share and celebrate as we've launched into our season. Below are a few of the highlights that your support makes possible. Thank you. 

Have a great holiday weekend -- Stop by for a visit!
See all our summer programs.

Holly Brough
Director of Communications 

New Way to Support Farms 

On May 20 at the Farm, the Vermont Community Loan Fund launched its new Food, Farms and Forests Fund. It's a new capital resource supporting healthy foods, sustainable agriculture and natural resources enterprises. We're proudly investing $100,000 of our endowment in this fund. Find out how you can invest.

Farm to School gets a boost 

Senator Patrick Leahy was a big hit with the kids at Milton Elementary on May 11, where he announced the national Farm to School Act of 2015. Lunch included local greens, beef and fiddleheads (a Senator favorite), and recipes from New School Cuisine! See the WCAX story. Thanks to the Senator's support, we're building healthier futures for our kids.

Now Using Non-GMO Grain  

We installed a new grain bin at the dairy to house new GMO-free grain for our cows. It's an exciting step closer to being an organic dairy (our 7-acre Market Garden is already certified organic). The new grain is sourced through Morrison's Feeds in Barnet, Vermont. Our pastures and fields remain the cows primary diet. 

Early Childhood Educators! 

Still time to register for this partnership program! 

June 10, Wednesday: In Bloom in Vermont: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Early Childhood Education in partnership with Antioch University New England and Four Winds Institute

Sustainability Designation 

The Greater Burlington Region was just designated a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies of Sustainability. Our region -- one of 136 RCEs world-wide and only 5 in the U.S. -- is being recognized for its collaborative and groundbreaking education for sustainability programs, including our Sustainable Schools Project. Read story.

Award for Excellence 

We're honored to have received a Trip Advisor Certificate for Excellence again this year. Thanks to so many of you, from near and far, who have taken the time to post a review. 

Shelburne Farms  is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. Our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.  www.shelburnefarms.org * 802-985-8686