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Join us for Harvest Festival, Saturday, Sept. 19, 10 am - 4 pm! 

Again this year: Share a photo at the Festival   and tag #shelburnefarms. We'll pick five of our favorites and send winners 1 lb of our 3-Year Reserve Farmstead Cheddar!

September 2015

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Love Shelburne Farms?

Want to share that passion with others? We're looking for a full-time Senior Development Director. Maybe that's you!

Update on Formal Gardens Restoration

Read Curator Julie Eldridge Edwards' blog post recapping what's been happening this season in the formal gardens, with more to come this fall.

School Programs Begin

On September 9, we hosted students from Williston, VT for the first field trip of the school year, "From Farm to You." Another great season begins!

We're thrilled to be featured in this recent New York Times video, part of its "36 Hours" travel series. You'll want to start planning your visit (or re-appreciate where you are)!

Maple Zucchini Relish

Try this delicious recipe from Food52, inspired by a visit to the Farm.

What We're Reading
Have you sent your children off on the school bus? Been stuck behind a bus on your morning commute? Those yellow buses are such a visible part of the school day. One not so visible part is school lunch.
Annually, more than 31 million children nationwide eat a school lunch, served five days a week, 180 days a year. If school lunch can be produced and consumed sustainably, taste great, and support the local community, it is a win-win for everyone. 
This fall, Congress will be debating the Child Nutrition Act, which supports access to healthy food and food education for all children. As Vermont FEED partners, both Shelburne Farms and NOFA-VT are helping to raise awareness of this important legislation. Check out our blog post on
how Farm to School supports school nutrition standards.
Here's to a happy and healthy school year!
Betsy Rosenbluth
Project Director, Vermont FEED
A project of Shelburne Farms and NOFA-VT 
Hosting Chef Boot Camp
We were so excited to host the James Beard Foundation's 8th Boot Camp for chefs, September 13-15! Chefs from around the country honed their policy and advocacy (not just knife!) skills to effectively champion food-system causes. In sync with our education mission, this boot camp focused on childhood nutrition. Follow the tweets!
Cheddar Awards 
At the Eastern States Exposition ("the Big E") Cheese Competition in Massachusetts, our cloth-bound earned gold and our 2- and 3-year cheddars won bronze for cheddar aged 12+ months! Our smoked cheddar earned bronze at the American Cheese Society, one of 46 Vermont ribbons.
October 1 - 18 | Coach Barn
Don't miss this 3rd annual multidisciplinary, statewide exhibition at the Coach Barn, designed to initiate a dialog about issues surrounding art and the environment. Lots of related events, too! Presented by Burlington City Arts.
More VT Fruits & Veggies
As part of our VT FEED project with NOFA-VT, we'll be researching how schools can be a stronger market for Vermont fruits and vegetables. The work will offer tools and training to school food staff, teachers, and farmers to promote using Vermont produce as part of USDA's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. More.

Words from a Member

"Words cannot express the many wonders at Shelburne Farms.

We've been coming here for more than 10 years -- celebrating or just experiencing the beauty of the majestic landscape. A perfect day includes taking a hayride, seeing how Shelburne's fabulous cheddar cheese is made, and ending with teatime at the Inn.

Staying at the Inn is a special treat. The rooms bring you back in time and the staff is welcoming and knowledgeable, which makes our stay even more enjoyable."

-- Bruce and Malvina Browne, Briarcliff Manor, NY 

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