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Shelburne Farms

Holiday Catalog 2016


The magic of Shelburne Farms There’s something about this place. Maybe it’s the breathtaking beauty, powerful programs, and our commitment to sustainability. Whatever moves you about Shelburne Farms, we hope that our products bring it back for you, and remind you that you’re supporting an organization that works every day to inspire and create a sustainable future.


Welcome to Shelburne Farms We are a unique nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. When you purchase our cheddar or other offerings, you become a part of this work. It’s not only because our products are sustainably produced, whether here or on partner farms. And it’s not just because your purchase makes possible our education programs and outreach. It’s that the success of our mission rests on the backbone of this and other working farms.


From Sun to Cheese


Pastures with purpose Nurturing the health of our soils, pastures, and cows is vital to our mission, and it’s expressed in the cheddar you enjoy. Our farming practices make the lessons we teach about sustainability more genuine. Real. And that much more compelling. What does sustainability look like? What can it be? You can see it in the story of how we transform the sun’s energy into cheese. Then you can taste it!

s Cheesemaker’s Choice • 6-Month, 1-Year, 2-Year, and Smoked Four 1 lb blocks, 308............$55

At our Certified Humane dairy,

Shelburne Sampler • 6-Month, 1-Year, 2-Year, and Smoked Four ½ lb blocks, 307..........$36

with non-GMO verified grain.

Triple Play • 2-Year, 3-Year, and Smoked Three 1 lb blocks, 309.........$49

our purebred Brown Swiss cows thrive on diverse pastures and hayfields, supplemented Each day, our cheesemakers handcraft fresh milk into our farmstead, raw milk cheddar cheese. This reflects our commitment to the health and longevity of both our animals and our living landscape.

To order: store.shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0333

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Our selection of handmade cheddars

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Our youngest, most versatile cheddar has a supple texture and delicate flavor — like fresh cream and buttered toast.

Waxed block 1 lb, 31606...............................$16

Perfect for breakfast with preserves or melted in your favorite dish. SH

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After a year of aging, our cheddar develops a subtle sharpness. Tastes of lush pasture and freshly cut hay give way to a delightful finish.

Waxed block 1 lb, 31612...............................$18 2 lbs, 33212.............................$30

Pair with apples and honey or cured meats.

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TWO YEAR (c) This extra sharp cheddar will melt in your mouth. Maturing for two years yields a rich, creamy texture and savory flavors.

Waxed block 1 lb, 31624...............................$19 2 lbs, 33224.............................$33

Great with cider, beer, or with chocolate for dessert.

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THREE YEAR RESERVE (d) Our longest-aged cheddar endures rigorous testing and sensory evaluation, reaching a pinnacle of flavor truly distinct to our farm. Bright, fruity, and slightly crumbly.

Vacuum-sealed block 1 lb, 11636...............................$22 2 lbs, 13236.............................$39

Enjoy with roasted nuts or a full-bodied red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot. SMOKED

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SMOKED (e) Brother Luke and the Monks of New Skete in Cambridge, New York, hickory smoke our young cheddar for six hours to give it a subtly sweet, bacon-like flavor.

Vacuum-sealed block ½ lb, 10850..............................$14 1 lb, 11650...............................$22

Delicious served with smoked meats and dried fruit. CLOTH

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This traditional English process of binding curds in cheesecloth, sealing with lard, and cave-aging for over a year gives you a cheese with a distinctly flaky texture and a woodsy flavor.

Vacuum-sealed block 1 lb, 11660...............................$26 2 lbs, 13260.............................$50

Pairs perfectly with English ale, pickles, and strong mustard.

To order: store.shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0333

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From Tree to Table

Pure Vermont maple syrup Maple sugaring is a cornerstone of Vermont’s working landscape. It generates an amazing all-natural sweetener and is part of the sweep of the great Northern Forest, which plays a valuable role in global carbon sequestration. The pure Vermont maple syrup we sell is selected from the best sugarmakers in the state and bottled for us by the Marvin family’s Butternut Mountain Farm in nearby Morrisville.


Maple Syrup This Pure Vermont Grade A Amber Rich Maple Syrup has a woodsy sweetness that complements our cheddar. • ½ Pint, 102............................$10 • Pint, 103.................................$18 • Quart, 105.............................$28 • Six ½ pint jugs, 412............$50 s

s Tom’s Big Breakfast • 1-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • Vermont Maple Syrup (1 pint) • Vermont Smoke & Cure Sliced Bacon (10 oz) • Buttermilk Pancake Mix (1 lb) • Raw Honey (8 oz jar) • Raspberry Jam (9 oz jar) • Orange & Bourbon Whiskey Marmalade (10 oz jar) 017.............................................$59

To order: store.shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0333

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s Ploughman’s Lunch • 2-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • Smoked Cheddar (1 lb block) • Maple Onion Jam (10 oz jar) • Maple Horseradish Mustard (8 oz jar) • Castleton Multi-Seed Rye Crackers 318............................................ $56

t Farm & Forest Package • 1-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • Vermont Maple Syrup (1 pint) 115.............................................$30 • 1-Year Cheddar (2 lb block) • Vermont Maple Syrup (1 quart) 120.............................................$49

Farmhouse Breakfast • 1-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • Vermont Maple Syrup (1 pint) • Vermont Smoke & Cure Sliced Bacon (10 oz) • Buttermilk Pancake Mix (1 lb) 062............................................ $45

Our cheese team and Farm staff assemble each gift package by hand in our historic Farm Barn.

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Your purchase supports our work: educating for a sustainable future.


Education is our biggest crop Have you ever collected sap from a bucket? Watched it being boiled into syrup? It’s a powerful way to connect to the forest and the natural world. At Shelburne Farms, we produce maple syrup for both teaching and tasting.

To order: store.shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0333

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More Vermont-made gift packages

The hams we offer from nearby Quebec are Certified Humane and free of antibiotics and growth hormones. Our friends at Vermont Smoke & Cure in Hinesburg carefully cure and season each one. Cob- and maple-smoked, these hams are made with Vermont maple syrup and produced without sodium nitrite or nitrates, for a rich, traditional taste with a touch of smoky flavor. Vermont Smoke & Cure Boneless Hams Quarter Ham (2 ½ lbs) 510.............................................$22

Whole Ham (8–10 lbs) 553.............................................$85

Half Ham (4–5 lbs) 551.............................................$49

More ham packages — and other gifts — online.

s Farmyard Favorites • Boneless Half Ham (4–5 lbs) • 1-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • Smoked Cheddar (1 lb block) • Honey Mustard (8 oz jar) • Castleton Wheat Crackers 020.............................................$89 Fireside Fare • Boneless Quarter Ham (2 ½ lbs) • 3-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • Maple Horseradish Mustard (8 oz jar) 314.............................................$42 s

A Taste of Vermont • 1-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • 2-Year Cheddar (1 lb block) • Raspberry Jam (9 oz jar) • Maple Horseradish Mustard (8 oz jar) • Vermont Smoke & Cure Summer Sausage (6 oz) • Castleton Wheat Crackers 311.............................................$55

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Your purchase supports our work: educating for a sustainable future.


We offer other Vermont-made products online from our local partners: Cured meats from Vermont Smoke & Cure in Hinesburg Jams from Sidehill Farm in Brattleboro Honey from Northwoods Apiaries in Westfield Preserves and chutneys from Blake Hill in Windsor Mustards from Fox Meadow Farm in Mt. Holly Crackers from Castleton Crackers in Windsor and more!

s Educator’s Inspiration • 1-Year Cheddar (2 lb block) • Raspberry Jam (9 oz jar) • Raw Honey (8 oz jar) • Vermont Maple Syrup (½ pint) • Vermont Smoke & Cure Summer Sausage (6 oz) 012.............................................$49

Marvelous Maple • Vermont Maple Syrup (1 pint) • Tangy Maple Mustard (8 oz jar) • Maple Onion Jam (10 oz jar) • Castleton Salted Maple Crackers Nonperishable products for easy shipping! 319.............................................$35

Gifting assistance Check out our online store for more cheddar, maple syrup, and other great Vermont-made products! We offer special pricing and custom packages for all orders over $500. Contact us Monday–Friday at 802-985-0333 from 9–5 EST (9–6 in December). Our knowledgeable and friendly staff in the Farm Barn would love to help you with your gift list!

Shipping Orders containing perishables will be delivered within two days to ensure product quality and freshness. We offer a range of shipping options, including flat-rate overnight shipping to New England for just $9.95.

To order: store.shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0333

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Stay, learn, and experience the Farm We invite you to come learn and explore. Participate in farm-based education programs, enjoy our beautiful campus, and stay with us for a night or two. It’s an unparalleled experience for anyone. We welcome you to the historic Inn at Shelburne Farms and its breathtaking gardens overlooking Lake Champlain from mid-May to mid-October for rooms, farm-to-table meals, and special gatherings.


Our programs and resources Your support makes all of our programs possible, inspiring young people and educators to create a sustainable future. Find out more about our work and publications at www.shelburnefarms.org. S h e l bu r n e Fa r m s gift certificate

Shelburne Farms Gift Certificate Give the experience of Shelburne Farms to a family member, friend, or colleague. They may apply it as they choose to a membership, or to any Farm program, product, or service, including an overnight stay or meal. Room rates: $160–$550; program listings and sample menus available at www. shelburnefarms.org. Order online or call us.

Join us! A membership also makes a meaningful gift, as it supports all of our education and stewardship efforts. Membership includes: • Admission to walking trails, Children’s Farmyard, and property tours • Discounts on selected programs, events, and store and catalog purchases Individual $35 Dual $50 Family $65 For these and other gift options, go to “Donate Now” at www.shelburnefarms.org.

To order: store.shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0333

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We connect kids, adults, and educators to the land that supports us all.

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization. Our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.

Your purchases and contributions support our work: educating for a sustainable future.

To order: store.shelburnefarms.org or 802-985-0333

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printed on recycled paper (30% postconsumer)

Product photography: Rory Stamp, Vera Chang (pages 7 & 10, top) Other photography: Vera Chang (pages 3 & 13, back cover), Neil Dixon (page 12), Dan Simmons (page 6), Marshall Webb (cover, pages 1 & 9), Sarah Webb (page 2)

OFFICE: 802-985-8686 | www.shelburnefarms.org MAIL ORDER: 802-985-0333 | FAX: 802-985-8123 EMAIL: cheese@shelburnefarms.org

1611 Harbor Road | Shelburne, VT 05482

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Shelburne Farms Holiday Catalog 2016  

Featuring our handcrafted raw milk farmhouse cheddar and many more Vermont-made products.

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