We’re unveiling our 2020 Leap Day Cheddar! This special, four-year-aged cheese was made Leap Day of 2016 and will be released at our Welcome Center & Farm Store on Leap Day 2020, Saturday, February 29. Cheese Sales Manager Tom Perry will be on hand to cut fresh pieces off the block from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Limited quantities available for online order.
Winter Vacation Activities
It’s February school vacation time, and if you’re looking for ways to keep kids busy and learning, we have you covered with a collection of activities from Farm field trips and our popular publication, Cultivating Joy & Wonder.
New Vermont Agritourism Guides
Vermont agritourism contributes $52 million to the state economy and helps maintain our working farm landscape. Two recently updated and revamped resources published by UVM Extension and Shelburne Farms give farmers the confidence and tools to offer strong agritourism experiences.
Checking in with the Shelburne Farms Education Fellows
Mid-way through their year-long fellowship at the Farm, we sat down with our post-graduate education fellows to hear about their experiences so far.
Gratitude from the Sugarbush
“Since 2013, our sugaring operation has steadily expanded and improved—a product of hard work, love of the land, and a supportive group of staff, board members, and donors. I’m so grateful… and so lucky that my role in this effort involves taste testing syrup!”
—Dana Bishop, Woodlands Manager
Join Our Team!
SATURDAY, MARCH 28
We’re hiring seasonal staff positions (May–Oct) in Buildings and Grounds, Market Garden, Inn and Guest Services, Restaurant and Kitchen, Welcome Center, Special Events, and more. Visit our website to apply, or come to our Job Fair on March 28 at the Welcome Center to learn more.
Upcoming Programs & Events
Weekend Sleigh Rides, every Sunday Saturday through February 29, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available. *only two weekends left, weather permitting*
Brigitta Varadi: Exploring the Invisible’s Artist Reception, Friday, February 21, 5:00–8:00PM at Burlington City Arts
February Vacation Days, Monday, February 24 to Wednesday, February 26, 9:00AM–3:30PM
Play Date! Farm & Food Fun, Saturday, February 29, any time between 9:30AM & 1:30PM
Leap Day Cheddar Release, Saturday, February 29, 10:00AM–5:00PM
Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Lambing Clinic, Sunday, March 1, 9:30AM–3:00PM
Stories of the Seasons, Saturday, March 7, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Owl Prowl, Friday, March 13, 7:00–9:00PM
Jr Iron Chef VT Competition, Saturday, March 14, 9:00AM–3:30PM
Forest Bathing, Saturday, March 14, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Maple Open House, Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 10:00AM–1:00PM
Seasonal Job Fair, Saturday, March 28, 11:00AM–1:00PM
What We’re Following
Beginning this summer, Vermont will ban all food scraps from entering the landfill, including those from residential homes. The state created a useful site for supporting the transition, including a video featuring Shelburne Farms staff!
Vermont’s last dairy farmer-lawmaker is selling his cows. Via Seven Days.
Food & Wine reports on Michelin’s newest award in France: a ‘green clover’ symbol for sustainable restaurants.
A new Vermont bill would offer free hunting and fishing licenses for Abenaki. Via VTDigger.
The New York Times asks, “Why are you still packing lunch for your kids?“
Cherokees become the first US-based tribe to deposit traditional heirloom seeds in the Arctic vault. Via CNN.
Indigenous tribes are at the forefront of climate change planning in the U.S. Via Grist.
Vermont Business Magazine highlights Farmers To You and how the program is changing the local food system.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization inspiring and cultivating learning for a sustainable future. Based on Abenaki land along the shores of Lake Champlain, our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.
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