Happy Halloween! Thank you for a fantastic 2019 season! Our Children's Farmyard, tours, Inn, and restaurant are now closed, but will reopen May 9, 2020. Until then, visit us at our Welcome Center & Farm Store, or sign up for our year-round public education programs. We're busy organizing programs for the winter;  check our calendar  for regular updates.   Photo by Agricultural Education Coordinator Susie Marchand .
Cooking with Pumpkin
Have extra pumpkins after today's Halloween festivities? Here are some of our favorite recipes for using them up to make delicious snacks in the kitchen or over a campfire!
Celebrating Farm to School Month
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate the connections between children and local food. Vermont FEED, our partnership project with NOFA-VT, is working to connect the 3C’s of farm to school—cafeteria, classroom, and community—throughout Vermont.
What World Do YOU Want in 2030?
Seventy-five students from 12 Vermont schools arrived at the Coach Barn to answer this question. They're participating in our Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability Program, which challenges student teams to make a difference in their communities by tackling a project to address one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals at the local level.
Our Holiday Catalog Has Arrived!
Our holiday catalog is filled with new products and packages to suit all your gift-giving needs this season! Order now, and schedule a future shipping date of your choosing. Shelburne Farms members save 10%.
A Tax-Wise Way to Support the Farm
Many tax-savvy donors are giving through the Charitable IRA Rollover these days. If you're 70½ years or older, you can make a gift directly from your retirement account to a nonprofit like Shelburne Farms, without having to pay income taxes on the amount transferred.
2020 Wall Calendars Now Available
Enjoy the Farm through the seasons with full-color photographs by Marshall Webb and others. The calendar makes a great gift for anyone who loves the Farm! Available at our Welcome Center & Farm Store and online.
Upcoming Programs & Events

Forest Bathing Day Retreat, Saturday, November 2, 8:30AM–4:00PM
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Saturday, November 2, 2:45, 3:30, 4:15 & 5:00PM
Saturday, November 16, drop-in any time between 10:00AM & 1:00PM
A Taste of Autumn on the Farm, Saturday, November 23, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Winter Gifts & Craftmaking, Sunday, December 8, 9:30–11:30AM & 12:30–2:30PM
Create a Winter Centerpiece, Sunday, December 8, 1:30–3:00PM
Wednesday, December 11, 5:00–7:00PM
Forest Bathing, Saturday, February 15, 2020, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Forest Bathing, Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10:00AM–12:00PM
What We're Following

Senator Leahy celebrates Farm to School Month at St. Albans Town Educational Center. Via WCAX.
A VPR survey shows Vermonters see dairy as key to the state's identity, but farmers say it's a struggle.
Via Seven Days 
Abenaki and Swanton communities joined to celebrate Vermont’s inaugural Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the outdoor classroom of the Swanton Schools.
USA Today shares the story of the new generation behind Orb Weaver Farm, former dairy and cheesemaking team members at Shelburne Farms.
Herbalists rejoice: “fire cider” is ruled generic. Via Indiana Public Media.
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.