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 2015

Was Held on Sunday, March 15 from 1-4pm at Crandell Theatre on Main Street in Chatham, NY

Farm Film Fest Poster 2015Nine films about farms, farming, and farmers were presented at the Crandell Theatre and a “Meet Your Maker” reception at Peint O Gwrw followed the screenings.


Admission was free, and attendees were requested to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Chatham Silent Food Pantry.


This exciting and unique film festival presented both local and global perspectives. These films were made by professional and amateur filmmakers, and the films are selected by a panel representing the sponsoring organizations.


More details about the event.