Windmill Field Visitors Map unveiled
Farmstand opens for the season
Watch Sylvester Manor on Channel 7
Come Grill — and Dance — with us
Volunteers celebrated at Sylvester Manor
CSA shares still available
Meet Maria, our new WWOOFer
Youth programs filling fast — sign up now!
Save the Dates for our summer arts series
Welcoming all to the Farmstand with our new Map
¡Bienvenido a Sylvester Manor Granja Educativa!
Welcome to Sylvester Manor Educational Farm!
Sylvester Manor Educational Farm proudly unveiled our new bilingual Map of the Windmill Field during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 27. The map, produced in both English and Spanish, was funded by a grant from the Long Island Community Foundation (LICF)/All For The East End (AFTEE) Fund.
The project could not have been achieved without the help of Dan Fokine, Fokine Construction; and Karen Springer and Lydia and Pepe Martinez who provided Spanish translation. Lydia and Pepe's Stars Café generously donated refreshments for the ribbon cutting event.
Special thanks to Marie Smith of LICF, Shelter Island Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty, and Town Councilwoman Mary Dudley for attending the ceremony. And thanks to the Goldman Sachs Community Teamworks volunteers, Manor board members, our customers, and everyone who celebrated with us at the Farmstand.
We invite all our friends, neighbors and visitors, amigos, vecinos y visitantes, to stop in whenever the Farmstand is open, enjoy the new map and explore the Windmill Field!
LICF's Marie Smith (from left) and Shelter Island Town Supervisor Jim Dougherty joined Sylvester Manor Farm Manager Julia Trunzo and Executive Director Jo-Ann Robotti for the ribbon cutting.
Come Grill — and Dance — with Us The 5th Annual Farm to Table Dinner
"Fire is primal, powerful, a little scary. But as the weather warms, its crackle and roar become a call to pleasure and freedom. The grill urges us to come outdoors and play, to let the smoke, heat and aromas work their magic on a meal."
---The New York Times, Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Join the talented chefs from Fire Roasted Caterers as they weave their outdoor grilling magic at Sylvester Manor's Farm to Table benefit on Saturday, June 25 on the beautiful Manor grounds. They'll be cooking the meal over open flames, using wood salvaged from the Manor's trees, as well as meat and produce from the grounds. Dinner will be followed by dancing to the lively music of the Revelers, a Grammy-nominated band from New Orleans with a foot-stomping, Cajun beat.
It will not only be a night to remember, but as our primary fundraising event, it supports Sylvester Manor's educational, cultural, farm and preservation efforts, programs that benefit our Island community and beyond.
Sylvester Manor Farmstand opens for the season Shop weekends through June, more hours in July
Come check out the Sylvester Manor Farmstand at 21 Manwaring Road, Shelter Island.
We are open for the season and excited to bring you a bountiful summer at the Farmstand. Create a weekend's worth of meals, soup to pie, or stock your kitchen with our vegetables, eggs, pork, and lamb. Complement it all with other amazing local products for sale. Check out our website for a full list.
Our hours are:
Friday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
We will further extend our hours for July and August.
Stop by, we would love to see you — the Farmstand is open to all!
Watch Sylvester Manor on Channel 7 WABC-TV Featured in their Kickoff to a Long Island Summer
A big shout out to Sandra Bookman, of ABC-TV Channel 7, for her Sylvester Manor piece in the May 28 program featuring the Manor's Donnamarie Barnes, Maggie Higby, Andrew Porzio and, with the goats, Julia Trunzo. The segment begins at 8:02 on the video stream at this link:
Sylvester Manor couldn't deliver the variety and abundance of community programs we offer without a team of amazing volunteers.
We celebrated long-time friends and new ones during a Pizza Party and volunteer orientation on May 14. Special thanks to Rolling in Dough for their sensational pies. And thanks to all the volunteers who participated.
If you were not able to attend, we'd still love to have your volunteer support. We need volunteers for all kinds of activities: assisting our Young Farmers programs, tending the historic garden, leading house tours, working our arts events and more. If your are interested, please contact Programs and Community Outreach coordinator Kim Folks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSA begins June 11, subscribe today!
We still have a few shares available for our 2016 CSA program. CSA is Community Supported Agriculture. Subscribers support the farmer by paying in advance for a weekly share of the season's produce
Our CSA runs 22 weeks from June 11 through November 5th.
Subscribers can choose to pick up their shares on Wednesdays (5:30 to 6:30pm) or Saturdays (9 to 11am).
We offer four options for share size and pricing:
Full Share: $979
Full Share with 10 volunteer hours: $879
Partial Share: $517
Partial Share with 5 volunteer hours: $467
New this year, a bread share is available as an add-on to our CSA. You can purchase a bread share without a vegetable CSA share and vice versa.
Our bread share runs 22 weeks with the same pick up days and times as our regular CSA. It is $132 for the season, one loaf of bread each week from Carissa's Breads of Amagansett, NY.
To register for either the CSA or the bread share, please click this link.
Meet our newest farm team member, Maria Chrisohodies (second from right in the farm crew photo above). Originally from West Hempstead, Long Island, Maria joins Sylvester Manor as a long-term WWOOF volunteer for the 2016 season. She will be helping us with planting, weeding, harvesting, and distributing our produce through the summer months until September, when she hopes to attend the Professional School of Horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden. Maria is a life-long lover of both animals and plants, and she brings a refreshing enthusiasm to our farm team. Please help us welcome Maria to the Sylvester Manor community, and say hello if you see her on the farm!
Youth Programs filling fast, sign up now! Imaginarium is full, a waitlist is available
Sylvester Manor’s Summer Youth Programs are all about learning how to grow your own food and share it, as well as how to celebrate life on the farm with lots of fun, music, stories, arts & crafts, games, animals and tasty vegetables.
We offer programs for three age groups. Demand for the Imaginarium program, for ages 3 to 4, has been high and all weeks are full. Our participants' plans can change, so please contact the office if you would like to sign up for the wait list.
Space is available for these programs:
Ages 5 to 8 Young Farmers
July 5 through August 26
Monday - Friday, 9am to noon, all invited to join Friday potluck lunch at noon The week of Aug 15-19 is full.
We are pleased to announce that we have awarded $2,000 in scholarships for students from the Shelter Island School to attend the Summer Youth Programs, thanks to an Edelman Foundation Community Investment Grant.
Save the Dates for our Summer Arts Series
We are pleased to offer program series that bring you many evenings of enjoyment this summer. Watch for details as each event approaches.
Manor Movie Nights
Thursday, July 7, 7pm The Kids Menu
Q&A with Director Joe Cross
Thursday, August 18, 7pm A Place at the Table
Q&A with Director Lori Silverbush
Summer Creekside Concerts
Sunday, July 31, 5pmTen Strings and a Goat Skin
Contemporary/traditional Celtic music from Prince Edward Island
Opening act: The Gawler Sisters
Sunday, August 14, 5pm The Freewheel Trio
Versatile string musicians from Denver and NYC