to the Chatham Keep Farming website.


The goal of Keep Farming is to maintain a sustainable agricultural community in Chatham, New York. This means that we are making a long-term commitment to being a farm community.


The Chatham Agricultural Partnership, a group appointed by the Town Board to oversee the implementation of the Keep Farming recommendations, has recently completed the draft Chatham Farmland Protection Plan. We received a grant from NYS Ag & Markets for this purpose. The plan is consistent with and builds on the recommendations that came out of the Keep Farming study which are included in the town's revised comprehensive plan. Many things have changed since the original study, of course, and this planning process helped us step back, reassess, and make modifications where needed.


Farm Film Fest 8Farm Film Fest 8
to be held
Sunday, Mar. 13

Our 2016 Farm Film Festival schedule has been announced! See a complete list of all the films we will be screening, along with a list of those who will be participating in our Panel Discussion.


There is no fee to attend but we ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for Chatham's Silent Food Pantry.


Following the festival, please join us next door at Peint O Gwrw for our Meet Your Maker Reception. Farmers, filmmakers and movie goers can enjoy complimentary snacks featuring local foods as well as a cash bar. Come mingle with your neighbors.


For more details about this year's event, visit our Farm Film Fest 8 page.