Premium dairy and cheese operations at Shelburne Farms

Cheddar ceesemaking at Shelburne Farms

Cheddar cheesemaking at Shelburne Farms

The dairy and farmhouse cheese operations are an integral part of Shelburne Farms, a non-profit education organization in Shelburne, Vermont whose mission to cultivate a conservation ethic for a sustainable future. Shelburne Farms offers year-round farm-based education programs that connect families and students with farmers, nature and where their food comes from. The farm also trains farm-based educators and supports the 2,500+ member Farm-Based Education Network. The property is a working dairy and diversified farm, which strives to protect soils, plants, animals and the environment. [Learn more here]

Brown Swiss dairy cow at Shelburne Farms

Brown Swiss dairy cow at Shelburne Farms

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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