Welcome!
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.

 

The Chatham Agricultural Partnership and the farmers of Chatham present:

Chatham Area Farm Tour 2016

Saturday, September 24
10:00am-4:00pm

Bike or Drive

 

The Chatham Agricultural Partnership (CAP) is hosting the eighth annual Farm Tour. The free tour features farms in the Chatham area open from 10:00am-4:00pm. There will be horse, dairy, alpaca, sheep and cattle and produce farms and stands open, many with local farm products to purchase. The tour allows visitors to see the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County, and is fun for all ages.

 

New this year, the CAP is sponsoring a Photography and Video/Film Contest for images taken on the farms during the tour. There will be three divisions for both photography and video/film: Children under 10, Youth 10-16, Adults 16+. More details to come.

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