18th Annual Choral Celebration

18th Annual Choral Celebration

All Souls Interfaith Gathering and Shelburne Farms host the 18th Annual Choral Celebration Sunday, Sept. 15, 4 p.m. at Shelburne Farms’ Breeding Barn. The event is free and open to the public. The Choral Celebration is hosted by All Souls’ lead pastor Rev. Don Chatfield, who will be speaking on this year’s spiritual theme, “Love… Read More »

Shelburne Farms chefs demo trademark recipes at fair

Shelburne Farms chefs demo trademark recipes at fair

SUNNY NAGPAUL Community News Service On Sept. 1, Shelburne Farms Chef Tim Fox found himself cooking before an audience not in his familiar kitchen at the Shelburne Farms Inn, but at the Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction. About a dozen and a half people gathered in the Ware Building at the Champlain Valley Expo… Read More »

Shelburne Farms hires chief financial officer

Jessica Perrault has joined Shelburne Farms as its chief financial officer. Perrault was previously senior vice president of MAC Corner Market LLC, which, until its recent sale, owned five small markets in Richmond, Waterbury, Johnson, Shelburne and Jericho/Underhill. As MAC Corner Market expanded its store holdings, she was responsible for managing accounting, operations, infrastructure development… Read More »

Encore: Mozart festival entertains new offers

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent As they regroup in the wake of this summer’s cancelled concert season, volunteers with the Vermont Mozart Festival say they are optimistic that new leaders may emerge to take over the troubled but popular musical endeavor. Just last week, Gene Richards said he received two unsolicited, “encouraging” inquiries from people interested in… Read More »

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

Artisans give new life to Shelburne Farms cottonwoods: Iconic trees reach new heights as tables, bowls, earrings, picture frames

JULIA BAILEY-WELLS Community News Service Tawny peels of bark and wood fiber flew from the cottonwood trunk on a recent Thursday afternoon. John Monks and his team at Vermont Tree Goods had lowered the saw to begin milling one of the trees they’d hauled from Shelburne Farms to their Bristol mill last winter. Vermont Tree… Read More »

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

Vermont Mozart Festival goes silent cancelling all 16 summer performances

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Fans of one of Vermont’s most popular outdoor summer music events will need to make new plans and in some cases seek ticket refunds after the Vermont Mozart Festival announced this week that it has cancelled its 2019 summer concert series. “Vermont Mozart Festival is currently reviewing opportunities and evaluating all options… Read More »

Shelburne Farms welcomes John Patterson as executive chef

Shelburne Farms welcomes John Patterson as executive chef

Shelburne Farms announced that John Patterson, former executive chef at Fork in Philadelphia, has joined the farm as its new executive chef. Patterson will be responsible for managing Shelburne Farms’ farm-to-table restaurant at the inn. “I’ve landed in the best place possible,” said Patterson. “As a chef, you’re constantly searching for the freshest, the most… Read More »

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

Abenaki stories told at Shelburne Farms

SCOOTER MACMILLAN Staff Writer A steep but blessedly short climb up a path led visitors through waist-high grasses to a knoll behind Shelburne Farms’ Farm Barn Friday evening. The destination was a campfire and stories by Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki nation. More than 50 people, roughly 20 more than… Read More »

Of cows and kids

Of cows and kids

Above, Michael Zakaras and his daughter Mia, 2, practice their cow whispering skills with a calf. Below, kids enjoy a wagon ride during Shelburne Farms’ Dairy Day on May 5.