2016 Chatham Area Farm Tour

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 10:00am-4:00pm

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Love Apple Farm

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 filled with food, fruit and fun. The Petting Zoo, Playground and U-Pick Apples await! 1421 State Route 9H, Ghent 518-828-5048

Little Ghent Farm

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. 282 Snyder Road, Ghent 518-392-0804

Kinderhook Farm

With fields 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. 1958 County Route 21 (at the end of Garner Rd.), Ghent 518-929-3075

The Berry Farm

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! 2304 State Route 203, Chatham 518-392-4609

Staron’s Farm Stand

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. 4 Merwin Road (at State Route 203), Chatham 518-392-2920

Ooms Farm

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 4:00pm. 215 County Route 28A, Chatham Center

Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary

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! 3212 State Route 66, Chatham 518-392-0175

Highland Farm

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 chickens, honey and maple syrup for sale and taking reservations for turkeys and pork. 395 Highland Road, Old Chatham 518-496-3435

Spruce Ridge Farm

A farm raising alpacas, pigs, chickens, turkeys and cattle. Local vendors and demonstrations of weaving, spinning and knitting. Kids activities. 434 County Route 13 (at Highland Road), Old Chatham 518-330-6294

Little Brook Farm

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 drill teams with hands-on activities and tours throughout the day. 548 County Route 13 (at Pitt Hall Road), Old Chatham 518-821-5506

Hawthorne Valley Farm

Hawthorne Valley is a 700-acre Demeter-certified 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 store with deli serving fresh organic meals daily, open 7 days a week, 7:30am-7pm. Join us for a guided creamery tour at 11:30am, watch the “Cow parade” at 2:30pm and visit the milking barn at 4pm. 327 County Route 21C, Ghent 518-672-7500