A new era at Sylvester Manor

Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island’s 1652 homestead, has embarked on a new era as an organic farm, historic plantation and vibrant arts and education center, with programs open to all.

We have great news!  After over 360 years of ownership by the original Colonial family, Sylvester Manor, its cultural landscape and historic structures have been donated to our nonprofit farm.  Read more about it below.

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

New & Noteworthy

Manor House, windmill and lands donated to our farm
Eben Fiske Ostby and family donate the Manor House, windmill and vast lands to our nonprofit farm, an unprecedented gift to the Shelter Island community. // READ MORE
Meet the Local Vendors Selling at Our Farmstand
We love our community on Shelter Island and the greater East End, and we try to share the love by offering local products to customers at our farmstand. // READ MORE
Shelter Island School Garden-to-Market
Sylvester Manor is proud to announce the School Garden-to-Market program for 10-14 year olds in the Shelter Island School. // READ MORE
The Farm
Sylvester Manor Farmstand Opens June 7
The farmstand is open for the season. Hours to expand in July. // READ MORE