Welcome to Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island’s 1652 homestead, is embarking on a new era as an organic farm, historic plantation and vibrant arts and education center.

We hope you will join us as we transform this hidden treasure into a thriving nonprofit farm committed to serving our neighbors and visitors by celebrating local food, history and arts & inventiveness in the every day.

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Everyone at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm wishes you a wonderful 2014, and sends heartfelt thanks for your support!

New & Noteworthy

The Farm
Kicking off the season with CRAFT Farm Tours
CRAFT (Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training) is a coordinated effort to bring established farmers, farm apprentices, and students of agriculture together for a comprehensive training program in the art and science of sustainable agriculture. Our local CRAFT meets a few times a month and is coordinated by AFI. // READ MORE
The Farm
Mason Bees in the Backfields
Laura Klahre of Blossom Meadow Honey of the North Fork is setting up orchard mason bees in the backfields here at Sylvester Manor. // READ MORE
The Farm
Soil, seeding, spring
The greenhouse is filling up! Meghan, our first apprentice, and Mary are sowing lots of cool weather spring crops this week - scallions, broccoli, bok choy, kale and chard to name a few. // READ MORE
Macbeth Madness – A success!
"Something wickedly wonderful this way came" to the Shelter Island Presbyterian Church on March 7th and 8th. // READ MORE