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 farms of Chatham present

Chatham Area Farm Tour 2018

Saturday, Sept. 29, 10am-4pm

The free tour is fun for all ages. Horse, dairy, sheep, cattle, maple syrup, wine, and produce farms and stands will be open, many with local farm products to purchase. See the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County.


The CAP is also sponsoring a photography and video/film contest for images taken on the farms during the tour, with three divisions for both photography and film.


Learn more about this event.