Sustainable agriculture, forest management and year-round experiential learning opportunities

Teaching and demonstrating the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland

Spring 2014

For more information, visit our News and Events page!

     HOURS OF OPERATION: Visitor Center - Daily 9am to 4pm / MFFC Property - Dawn to Dusk     

Merck Forest and Farmland Center (MFFC) is an educational nonprofit organization
with a mission to teach and demonstrate innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland. MFFC is composed of 3,162 acres and includes a 3,100 acre managed forest, certified-organic sugaring operation and a 62-acre farm. We offer on-site demonstrations, apprenticeships, workshops, and school programs as well as recreational and volunteer opportunities. These offerings allow visitors to connect with MFFC's farm and forest through meaningful experiences with this working landscape.

Visit the farm, venture into the forest or stay overnight in a rustic cabin or lean-to.
With over thirty miles of trails for hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding MFFC has a multitude of recreational opportunities. Please stop by the Joy Green Visitor Center to learn more about MFFC's activities and land use. Our certified organic pure Vermont maple syrup and other farm and forest products may be purchased at our Visitor Center or our Online Store.

MFFC is open to the public year round, 7 days a week from dawn to dusk. There is no admission fee. MFFC is community-supported through donations, membership fees, cabin rentals and MFFC product sales. Please consider supporting us today!

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News and Events from Merck Forest and Farmland Center

Maple Syrup for Sale
Order Now!

Newborn Lambs
Visit them at the farm!

Social Knitting Circle
Saturday, April 19
1pm - 4pm
Joy Green Visitor Center

Sheep Shearing School
Shelburne Farm
Saturday, April 26
8:30am - 3pm
Sunday, April 27
8:30am - 3pm

Family Fun Farm Chores
Saturdays, April 19 - June 14
Thursdays, June 19 - Sept 4
2pm - 4pm
Note: Not offered on 7/10

You-Pick Berries
Daily, 8am - 4pm
Late June through August
Note: Call for availability

Sheep Dog Trial
& Farm Festival

Saturday & Sunday
July 12 & 13
8am - 4pm

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We are not affiliated with, nor do we receive annual support from Merck & Co. Inc.
We are not part of any government agency. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent
allowed by law and are greatly appreciated!

Banner photo courtesy of Dan Sullivan
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