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
Sunday, March 25

at the Crandell Theatre

Farm Film Fest 10 is devoted to films about farms, farming, farmers, and farming issues that are meant to entertain and educate.


Admission is free, with a requested donation of a nonperishable food item for the Chatham Silent Food Pantry. (Cash donations are also gladly accepted.)


This year's films are made by professional and amateur filmmakers, offering local and national perspectives.


After a panel discussion and Q & A with local farmers, the festival is followed by a “Meet Your Maker” reception at the People’s Pub.


Learn more about this event.