The Chatham Agricultural Partnership and CLC annual driving tour returns Sept. 25

Contributed photoKinderhook Farm, one of the farms included on the tour.

CHATHAM — Buckle up and take a ride through the countryside. The Chatham Agricultural Partnership and the Columbia Land Conservancy are excited to announce the 12th annual Chatham Area Farm Tour.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit farms in the area who are opening their doors to the public to get a peak at the diverse face of farming in Northern Columbia County 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 25. Kids excited to see farm animals? You’ll get the chance to see livestock like horses, cattle, chickens, and more. Looking to fill up your fridge with local food? You’ll have the opportunity to support local farmers by purchasing produce, meats, wine, and syrup. In addition this year’s tour is co-sponsored by the Columbia Land Conservancy and visitors will learn about the important roles the organization plays in the farmland of Columbia County.

Participating farms on the tour include A. Ooms and Sons Dairy, Chatham Berry Farm, Dog Wood Farm & Rock City Mushrooms, Equine Advocates, Grimaldi Farm, Hawthorne Valley Farm, High and Mighty Farm, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Kinderhook Farm, Love Apple Farm, Maple Leaf Sugaring, Red Rock Farm, and Staron’s Farm Stand. Visit clctrust.org/farmtour to learn more about each operation and download a driving map.

Taking the farm tour? Use the hashtag -ChathamFarmTour on Instagram and CAP and CLC will share your photos.

The Chatham Agricultural Partnership promotes a sustainable agricultural community in Chatham. By working with our farmers and the Town Board, we are making a long-term commitment to being a farm community. The CAP also sponsors the Farm Film Fest at the Crandell Theatre each spring. Visit chathamkeepfarming.org for more information.

For more than 30 years, the Columbia Land Conservancy has worked to inspire our community to more deeply connect with, respect, and protect the natural world. We collaborate with partners and volunteers to improve the health of the land, ensure a

thriving farm economy, create environmental education opportunities, provide access to outdoor experiences, and support municipal leaders in conservation-minded decision making. For additional information, call 518-392-5252 or visit clctrust.org.

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