Chatham Keep Farming Farm Tour 2016


The Chatham Agricultural Partnership
and the farmers of Chatham presented:

Chatham Farm and Art Tour 2017
Saturday, September 23

Bike or Drive


Farm Tour 2016The Chatham Agricultural Partnership (CAP) hosted their ninth annual Farm Tour on Saturday, September 23, 2017. The free tour featured farms in the Chatham area open from 10:00 - 4:00. Horse, dairy, alpaca, sheep, cattle, maple syrup and produce farms and stands were open, many with local farm products to purchase. The tour allowed visitors to see the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County, and was fun for all ages.


The CAP also sponsored a photography and video/film contest for images taken on the farms during the tour. There were be three divisions for both photography and film. Child (ages 10 and under), Youth (ages 10-16) and Adult (ages 17+).


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A Love Apple Farm

1421 State Route 9H, Ghent 518-828-5048

The 80-Acre Orchard has just reopened with a new farm fresh market featuring locally grown foods, meats, vegetables and products. The new Bakery serves homemade fruit pies made from scratch and fresh cider donuts made on the farm. Our new Cafe is open for lunch and Ice Cream is served daily. Love Apple is open 7 days a week and offers families and friends a great day lled with food, fruit and fun. Our new Love Apple Art Space is open Fri.-Sun., 11:00 am-6:00 pm. The Petting Zoo, Playground and U-Pick Apples await!


B Little Ghent Farm

282 Snyder Road, Ghent 518-392-0804
Little Ghent Farm is the realization of a four year project to re-imagine and re-build a 75 acre family farm and is dedicated to bridging food, farming and community. They raise pigs, Animal Welfare Approved chickens and laying hens. All of this is available in the “Made In Ghent” farm store as well as sourdough breads and focaccia along with other seasonal baked goods and prepared foods using products from the farm and other local produce. Lunch items will be available to buy and eat, either on the farm or to take away.


C Kinderhook Farm

1958 County Rt 21 (at the end of Garner Rd), Ghent 518-929-3075

With elds and operations spanning Ghent and Chatham, visit the center of activity to learn more about raising grass-fed beef, lamb, pastured pork and chickens. A farm store offers beef, lamb, pork as well as raw honey, chicken and eggs for sale. Tours throughout the day.


D The Berry Farm

2304 State Route 203, Chatham 518-392-4609
The Berry Farm, since 1982, is a local, family-owned and operated farm and farm store. Specializing in natural, organic and local produce and products as well as no spray, pesticide-free greens and vegetables from their greenhouses throughout the year. Voted “Best Farm Market” and “Best Food Market” in Columbia County. Locavore Award winner!


E Staron’s Farm Stand

4 Merwin Road (at State Route 203), Chatham 518-392-2920
A family-run farm for 35 years, they grow a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits. They are also the only large potato grower in Columbia County. Open everyday June

through October.


F Ooms Dairy Farm

215 County Route 28A, Chatham Center
The largest dairy operation in Chatham sells wholesale milk and is a multi-generational dairy farm in business for over 50 years. See the new robotic milking machine! Tours on the hour from noon to 4:00 pm.


G Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary

3212 State Route 66, Chatham 518-392-0175
Equine Advocates promotes the humane and responsible treatment of equines through rescue operations, advocacy work and education. Come and meet the 82 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys and mules that reside at the sanctuary which is a model for the way horses should live. Read the stories of the animals on graphics at each paddock and learn about where they came from and why they needed to be rescued. This makes for an much more educational and fun experience!


H Highland Farm 395

Highland Road, Old Chatham 518-496-3435
Highland Farm raises chickens, heritage breed turkeys and heritage breed pigs, which are pasture-raised and fed local organic grains. They also pasture Black Angus for Kinderhook Farm in the summer months. Come visit the animals–tours throughout the day. Farm store open with their pork, chickens, honey and maple syrup for sale and taking pre-orders for pork and Thanksgiving turkeys.


J Spruce Ridge Farm

434 County Rt 13 (at Highland Rd), Old Chatham 518-330-6294

A farm raising alpacas, pigs, chickens and turkeys. Local vendors and demonstrations of weaving, spinning and knitting. Kids activities.


K Little Brook Farm

548 County Route 13 (at Pitt Hall Road), Old Chatham
Welcome to one of the most diverse equine facilities in the nation. Established in 1977, LBF has successfully combined equine rescue with educational programs, including riding instruction. Demos include hands-on activities and tours throughout the day.


L Dog Wood Farm & Rock City Mushrooms

85 Hartigan Road, Old Chatham 518-821-4282
A diversi ed farm raising pastured chickens and turkeys, grass-fed beef and indoor-cultivated mushrooms. Tours at the top of the hour from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Farm store with fresh mushrooms, eggs, beef, and other farm foods, plus Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders.


M Maple Leaf Sugaring

93 Dupier Road, Ghent 518-929-0484
We are a family owned and operated certi ed organic maple sugaring operation producing high quality maple syrup from over 4,000 taps. Come join us to learn how maple syrup is crafted in our sugarhouse nested among the maples. The timber frame sugarhouse was construct- ed with timber collected and milled on our land! We will provide tours of our operation and complimentary samples of syrup, maple cotton candy, maple sugar and maple cream.


N Hawthorne Valley Farm

327 County Route 21C, Ghent 518-672-7500
Hawthorne Valley is a 900-acre Demeter-certi ed Biodynamic® farm dedicated to producing high quality food for more than 35 years. Our farm includes dairy cows, vegetables, a 300-plus member CSA, a creamery, an organic artisan bakery, a fermentation cellar, and more! Our on-site Farm Store is a full-line natural foods and grocery store (open daily 7:30 am-7:00 pm) with a deli bar serving fresh organic meals daily, Join us for a guided farm tours at 11:00 am, 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm. Watch the “Cow Parade” at 2:30 pm and visit the milking barn at 3:30 pm.



Photography & Video/Film Contest

3 Divisions:

Child - under 10
Youth - ages 11-16
Adult - ages 17+


Images and films should be taken on September 23rd between 10-4, on one of the participating farms. 


Photographs should be emailed to JPEG files less than 3MB would be appreciated.


Videos/Films should be uploaded to DropBox, (please email for uploading instructions). Videos/Films should be less than 5 minutes. 


Please include your name, age, phone number and email address along with your submission.


No more than 3 submissions per person.


Submissions must be made by October 7, 2017.


The winning photographs and films will be displayed in the Columbia Land Conservancy window on Main Street in Chatham, on the Chatham Keep Farming website and Instagram account, and will be displayed and shown at the Farm Film Festival in Chatham. (March 2018)