Gather ’round the farm table

The growing season has arrived here at Sylvester Manor — an organic farm, historic plantation and vibrant arts and education center on Shelter Island, NY.   We are excited to bring you the bounty of the season in abundant and meaningful ways.

New farm apprentices are in the Windmill Field learning to grow your food sustainably. Our popular Young Farmers programs are expanding and filling up as families anticipate summer on Shelter Island.  Bluegrass house concerts and contra dances celebrate the culture of agriculture.  Plans to restore the historic Manor House and develop environmentally sound facilities are emerging, as are the grants needed to help fund these projects.

We invite everyone to play a part in this new sustainable era at Sylvester Manor — by enjoying our diverse programs, volunteering on projects that inspire you, and making a tax-deductible donation.  A wonderful way to donate and celebrate Sylvester Manor’s mission is to support our annual Farm to Table Dinner, June 25 — a fabulous summer kick-off party and better than ever in 2016, with a flavorful meal cooked over open flames and dancing to a Cajun beat.

With your support, stories will continue to flow from every inch of the Manor and its grounds and this place will endure for generations to come.

New & Noteworthy

Beautiful photos of the Manor now available online
Thanks to the professional artistry of Staff Photographer Eleanor Labrozzi, galleries of photos of Sylvester Manor are now available online. // READ MORE
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Busy native bees at work in the Manor’s fields
Blossom Meadow Farm's native bee efforts continue at Sylvester Manor. Beekeeper and owner Laura Klahre explains how the natural resources surrounding the farm are providing all the pollination the farm needs. // READ MORE
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Manor chickens go mobile
Are our chickens moving west? Not quite, but they are moving! And their eggs are on sale this Saturday. // READ MORE
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Seed lending library to launch April 15
The seed library will allow anyone with a Shelter Island Public Library card to check out seeds of a variety of flowers, herbs, and vegetables. // READ MORE