Tag: Local Farms

Samascott’s Annual Corn Maze is Open


Every year, Samascott’s Garden Market in Kinderhook designs and creates a unique, corn maze for visitors to explore.

This year marks the 9th annual Corn Maze, and it is a special dedicated to Kayla Samascott Wilson , who passed away in February after a 5-year battle with breast cancer. She was 36 years young with a husband, two young children, and many family members and friends who loved her much.

Kayla loved the farm and played an important role in the family business. She never missed a corn maze with her little ones. In honor of Kayla’s favorite ice cream order ~ small twist with rainbow sprinkles ~ please enjoy free sprinkles on your free ice cream when you find all 8 of the stations that are hidden inside the maze.

DATES/TIME: Weekends through end of October 2020
11 am – 4 pm (last entry)
For Weekday entry, see a cashier

ADMISSION: $8 per person. Children under 4 are free.

Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Strollers are not recommended.

Samascott’s Garden Market
65 Chatham Street
Kinderhook, NY


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Queer Night on the Farm – OutHudson’s Annual Farm Event, Sep 16

Join OutHudson and Lil’ Deb’s Oasis for a safe, and free, gathering at Chaseholm Farm, with local friends and queer family.

119598399_2387398728231248_9059122156332551603_oHighlights of the night include a movie screening, bonfire, and shows by Davon and Celeste. The evening will feature a screening Kiki (2017; Sara Jordenö) and Community Action Center (2010; AL Steiner, AK Burns).

Light snacks will be provided for free. Fresh baguettes, local cheese, and drinks will be available for purchase. Please bring warm clothes and a blanket. Masks and physical distancing are required. CDC and NYSDOH safety precautions will be followed.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / 6pm – 10pm

LOCATION: Chaseholm Farm
115 Chase Rd,
Pine Plains, New York 12567

ADMISSION: Free & All Are Welcome


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Support Our Farming Community

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The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) has some great ideas to support our farming community during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those ideas is purchasing food from local farms.

New York State considers farms and farmers markets to be essential during this time. Local farms are still open, but you may have to be flexible to purchase their products. Find your favorite farms online or call to see if they are taking pre-orders for pick up or offering delivery services while we all practice social distancing. CLC has created a directory of Columbia County Farms to find available local farm products.

Another idea is to sign up for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share. CSA memberships offset some of a farmer’s early operational costs and allow them to invest in their growing season, while you enjoy fresh food as it is ready for harvest. Click here to find a CSA near you.




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Chatham Berry Farm Annual Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, Nov 1


The Chatham Berry Farm is holding their second annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration on Friday, November 1. Dia de Los Muertos – aka Day of the Dead – is a Mexican holiday that is celebrated to honor the memories of loved ones who have passed. It’s becoming increasingly popular and celebrated in the United States & the Chatham Berry Farm wanted to acknowledge & host a special evening at The Greenhouse Cidery to show thanks for the rich history associated with this unique holiday.

The Cidery celebration will include live music from local musicians Scott Stockman & Dan Garcia and homemade Mexican food from Gloria Morales. The fire pit will be lit with free s’mores for all and a community alter (ofrenda) for you to add to if you so choose! Face painting is apart of this holiday, most people paint their face with a calavara (skull) or La Calavera Catrina. Face painting is an option, but not mandatory.

The Cidery bar will have the Berry Farm’s small batch hard ciders, and a selection of NYS craft beer, Tousey Winery wines & local spirits from Grazin’ Spirits & Hillrock Distillery. Non-alcoholic beverages, hot apple cider & apple cider donuts will be available as well!

Friday, November 1, 2019 / 6pm – 9pm

The Greenhouse Cidery at The Chatham Berry Farm
2309 Route 203, Chatham, N.Y  12037 


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The 11th Annual Chatham Area Farm Tour, Sep 29

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The Chatham Agricultural Partnership (CAP), the Columbia Land Conservancy, and the farmers of Chatham present the Chatham Area Farm Tour 2019 on Saturday, September 28.

2019 is the eleventh annual self-guided bike and car tour that invites the public to visit farms in the Chatham area. Visitors will get to see the diverse face of farming in northern Columbia County, with horse, dairy, sheep, cattle, maple syrup, wine, and produce farms. There will also be stands open, many with local farm products to purchase.

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.

Photography & Video/Film Contest

The CAP is also sponsoring a photography and video/film contest for images taken on the farms during the tour with 3 Divisions – Child (under 10), Youth (ages 11-16), and Adult (ages 17+).

Instructions for the contest:

  • Images and films should be taken on September 28th between 10-4, on one of the participating farms.
  • Photographs should be emailed to chathamkeepfarming@gmail.com. JPEG files less than 3MB would be appreciated.
  • Videos/Films should be uploaded to DropBox, (please email chathamkeepfarming@gmail.com for uploading instructions). Videos/Films should be less than 5 minutes.
  • Please include your name, age, phone number and email address along with your submission.
  • No more than 3 submissions per person.
  • Submissions must be made by October 13th.

The winning photographs and films will be displayed in the Columbia Land Conservancy window on Main St. in Chatham, on the Chatham Keep Farming Website and Instagram account, and will be displayed and shown at the Farm Film Festival in Chatham. (March 2019)

Farms on the tour include

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Grimaldi Farm
Hudson-Chatham Winery
Maple Leaf Sugaring
Jersey Meadow Farm
Little Ghent Farm
Kinderhook Farm
The Berry Farm
Staron’s Farm Stand
Equine Advocates Rescue & Sanctuary
Highland Farm
Little Book Farm
Raven & Board
Dog Wood Farm & Rock City Mushrooms
Buttonwood Hollow Farm
Red Rock Farm
Hawthorne Valley Farm
High & Mighty Farm
The Barn at Miller’s Crossing

Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

Visit chathamkeepfarming.org/FarmTour.html to download the Farm Map, and see the full list of Participating Farms and Markets.



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