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01/12/18 12:00pm
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTOS

With the New Year have come several transitions at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

The big change came on December 31, 2017 with the retirement of Jo-Ann Robotti as the Manor’s executive director. (more…)

06/14/17 4:30pm
ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | A herd of Devon cattle explore a newly opened section of pastureland at Sylvester Manor.

ANNETTE HINKLE PHOTO | A herd of Devon cattle explore a newly opened section of pastureland at Sylvester Manor.

Farming has been a way of life on the East End for more than three centuries. Although it was once common to see cows grazing in local fields, given sky-high land values and the amount of acreage required to raise them, it’s been decades since cattle have been a regular feature of the East End landscape.

But the cows have come home to Shelter Island. Since mid-May, 33 of them have been happily munching away in the pasturelands at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. Another 10 or so are set to join them from upstate New York in the weeks ahead. (more…)