Full Circus Farm Annual Tree Sale!

In 2014, the CLC’s Farmer Landowner Match Program helped Mark and Miriam find landowners in Pine Plains to start their vegetable farm and fruit tree nursery, Full Circus Farm.  The farm, still happily on that same piece of land growing organic produce and have many animals including a family dairy cow, horses and chickens! Last but certainly not least, these fantastic folks also grow a variety of fruit trees!

Full Circus Farm is now taking orders for their fruit trees which will be available for pick up mid-April!  Their apple, pear and Asian pear trees saplings and are certified organic and are both grafted and grown right on the farm.  Mark and Miriam will donate 15% of their sales to CLC if you tell them you found them through us! To order you may give them a call at 518-789-0025 or email them at fullcircusfarm@gmail.com! To see all varieties and pricing, click here!

They carry a large range of apple trees including McIntosh, Esopus Spitzenburg, Northern Spy and more! They also grow apples perfect for pressing hard ciders such as Kingston Black, Golden Russet and Ellis Bitter. Perfect for easy-access fall apple picking right in your own back yard!

Mark and Miriam use a team of draft horses to plow, spread compost and cultivate the soil.  The horses are lighter on the land than a tractor, add fertility to the farm system, but most of all, they are just a joy to work with!  Sandy and Sunshine, their pair of Haflinger ponies and are excited to get back to work after a long, chilly winter!

Join us for Farm Film Fest 11!

Farm Film Fest is back Saturday, March 24 at the Crandell Theatre, 48 Main Street in Chatham, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

The festival will screen films that focus on farms and farming issues with special consideration for those that have a regional connection. The program includes films made by professional and amateur filmmakers. After the event, Executive Director Peter Paden will moderate a discussion. We hope to see you there!

The event is sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy, Chatham Keep Farming, and the Crandell Theatre.

Referrals for a Good Cause

CLC is proud to participate in Metzwood Insurance’s Referrals for a Good Cause program!

For every person who calls to review their insurance and says you referred them, they will give $10 to CLC! Don’t worry, they ask on every call!

Additionally, for every referral you give, you are entered into a monthly drawing for a $100 Visa Cash Card, and a quarterly drawing for a 4K HD TV.

Lastly, they will also give CLC $1 for every “Like” they receive on Metzwood’s Facebook Page during the semi-annual period.

Thanks, Metzwood!