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 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 »
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 »
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.
LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent Weeks into spring, winter snowmelt and recent rains have Lake Champlain still hovering at flood stage and anyone venturing along the shoreline might find some of their favorite spots still submerged. Shelburne Farms including the inn open this weekend and folks there are keeping an eye on the lake as they prepare… Read More »
The Green Mountain Draft Horse Association held a driving clinic at Shelburne Farms on Easter weekend. Participants learned about safety, harnessing, ground driving and driving both a single horse and team of draft horses.
LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent With a chance to brainstorm ideas and jump start business activity in Shelburne, a couple dozen people sipped wine and swapped ideas Monday night at Shelburne Vineyard. By Tuesday, their discussion had the attention of the Shelburne Selectboard. Selectboard Chair Jerry Storey and member Mary Kehoe attended the gathering at the vineyard… Read More »
Dana Bishop checks on the hot syrup in the evaporator at Shelburne Farms on Monday morning. It was the first day of boiling this sugar season.
By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne Farms has had the Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability program for three years, helping students from grades K-12 learn about sustainability. Now, Shelburne Farms has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Flagship Project” for its contributions to quality education. Vermont students and educators are invited every September to… Read More »
Craig Newman looks after injured birds at the Shelburne Farms aviary. He visited last week with Shelburne Community School students. The group spent time in Church Woods at the farm with Shelburne Poet Laureate and mentor Rick Bessette and school literary coordinator Jensa Bushy for a writing exercise.