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Chatham Area Farm Tour
Chatham Area Farm Tour
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Chatham Area Farm Tour

September 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

 

Join The Chatham Agricultural Partnership and Columbia Land Conservancy for the annual Chatham Area Farm Tour on Saturday, September 25, 2021. This free tour features farms in the Chatham area who are opening their doors to the public to get a peak into the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County. This event will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You’ll see farm animals including horses, cattle, chickens, and more along with fresh produce, meats, wine, and syrup from farm stands for purchase.

Click here to download a printable map!

Farms participating in the tour:

    • A.Ooms & Sons Dairy
      The largest dairy operation in Chatham sells wholesale milk and is a multi-generational dairy farm in business for over 50 years. See the robotic milking machine! Tours on the hour from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    • Chatham 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,” “Best Garden Center,” “Best Specialty Food Store,” and “Best Farm” in Columbia County. Locavore Award winner! The Cidery at the farm serves our own hard cider and local beers.
    • Dog Wood Farm & Rock City Mushrooms
      A diversified farm raising pastured chickens and turkeys, grassfed beef, and indoor-cultivated mushrooms. Tours throughout the day from 10 am to 4 pm. Farm store with fresh mushrooms, eggs, beef, and other farm foods plus Thanksgiving turkey pre-orders.
    • Equine Advocates
      (Please call ahead as our staff will all be outside to greet you on Farm Day.)Equine Advocates promotes the humane and responsible treatment of equines through rescue operations, advocacy & humane education. Come and meet the 81 rescued horses, ponies, donkeys & mules that call the sanctuary home! Read their bios on graphics at each paddock, and learn about where they came from and why they needed to be rescued. You will gain a better understanding of the issues facing America’s equines through their stories. This makes for a much more education and fun experience!  Bring your lunch and picnic at our benches by the pond – you can watch the horses nearby and enjoy one of the most serene places on the farm.  We know you will have a memorable time!
    • Grimaldi Farm
      Grimaldi Farm’s proudly raised Certified Organic Grass-Fed and Grass Finished Beef. Rotational raised Non-GMO fed Chickens. Visit the farm store where to shop their certified organic grass-fed beef, farm fresh eggs, and support many other local producers. On tour day we will also have a food truck serving our products and farm tours from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Hawthorne Valley Farm
    Hawthorne Valley is a 900-acre Demeter-certified Biodynamic® farm dedicated to producing high quality food for nearly 50 years. The farm includes dairy cows, vegetables, a 300-plus member CSA, a creamery, an organic artisan bakery, a fermentation enterprise, and more! Their on-site farm store is a full-line natural foods and grocery store (open daily 7:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) with a deli bar serving fresh organic meals daily. Join for a guided farm tour at 2:00 p.m., or pick up a map and take a self-guided tour at your convenience.
    • High & Mighty Farm
      High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding & Driving Center offers riding, driving and other equine services to people of all abilities. The herd also offers opportunities for individuals and groups to explore personal development, all in an integrated community setting. Tours will be offered from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • Hudson-Chatham Winery
      Hudson Chatham Winery is Columbia County’s first winery starting in 2006. The winery changed hands for the first time in 2020, purchased from Culinary Institute of America alumni, Steven Rosario and Justen Nickell who are thrilled to be settled back in the Hudson Valley Region. Over the last year the winery has evolved into a farm winery introducing an apiary and chickens. They have also expanded the vineyard from 4 acres to 8 growing approximately 18 grape varietals on the property. Walking tours will be offered on farm day with one of the owner/winemakers!
    • 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. The farm store offers beef, lamb, pork as well as raw honey, chicken and eggs for sale. Tours throughout the day.
    • Love Apple Farm
      Love Apple Farm has been part of the Ghent community and regional farm scene since 1969. Situated on 80 acres with over 25 varieties of apples and fruits, with a modern day farmstand market. Their market boasts 4500 sq ft. offering their very own famous tree ripe fruits as well as fresh bread, cheeses, dairy and meats. The Cafe’ within the market serves up a variety of fresh baked pastries, salads, sandwiches and of course, apple cider donuts! Take time to stroll through the orchards, stopping by the free petting zoo and playground for the kids! Open all year round ~7 days a week.
    • Maple Leaf Sugaring
      A family owned and operated certified organic maple sugaring operation producing high quality maple syrup from over 7,000 taps. Stop by to learn how maple syrup is crafted and take a tours of the operation throughout the day. Sugar house store open with syrup, maple cotton candy, maple sugar and maple cream.
    • Red Rock Farm
      A family farm raising a small herd of grass fed beef and dairy cattle, free roaming laying hens, pastured meat chickens, maple syrup, and a bountiful garden. Self serve farm store with beef, eggs, maple syrup, vegetables, and leather products. Self-guided tours from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Staron’s Farm Stand
    A family owned business, started in 1978 by Donna and Stanley Staron.  They grow a variety of fruits and veggies, with potatoes being the largest crop and they also sell fruit from other local farms. 

Details

Date:
September 25
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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