The Chatham Berry Farm LLC is a family-owned and operated farm and farm store. Founded in 1982 by Joseph Gilbert, The Chatham Berry Farm has been providing Columbia County and the surrounding areas with local, healthy and wholesome food for 35 years. Starting out as a tractor-pulled fruit stand, The Chatham Berry Farm has evolved over the years into a fully-functional, year-round vegetable and fruit farm (including greenhouses) and store. All of the vegetables and fruit grown at The Chatham Berry Farm are pesticide-free. Specializing in local, all-natural and organic products, the store carries produce and products from over 100 local vendors. Open all year round, The Chatham Berry Farm's philosophy is that good, wholesome food should be available all year long. We like to think of ourselves as 'Your Every day Farmers Market!"
The Early Years of The Chatham Berry Farm
Jon Gilbert with his father, Joe Gilbert
As a first-generation farmer, Joe has many jobs: he's the owner, head farmer, a horticulturist, propagator, plumber, electrician, carpenter, butcher, landscaper, etc. But the most important job for Joe is fatherhood. Joe is creating a thriving business with a future. The Chatham Berry Farm is on its way to becoming a multi-generational farm. You can't grow without roots. Here's a picture of Joe and his oldest son Jon in the hydroponic greenhouse, Bel Fiore. Beautiful heads of lettuce are growing in the channels beside them.
Farm & Fields
Early times at the farm
Currently, The Chatham Berry Farm consists of twenty-two acres of farm land. Fifteen acres are dedicated to berry production. Outdoor vegetable production occupies several acres, while the rest of the vegetables are grown within four of the year-round greenhouses. Ornamentals and flowers are grown on roughly one and a half acres. The rest of the farm is comprised of cover crops and rotational compost fields.
Tour at The Berry Farm
We always enjoy giving tours! If you are a teacher, scout leader, 4-H club leader, religious organization, garden club or any other group that would like to inquire about a tour of The Chatham Berry Farm, please feel free to email us at: email@example.com or give us a call at: 518- 392-4609
Columbia County Chamber of Commerce: Best of Columbia County Awards
The Chatham Berry Farm was voted Best Farm Stand threeyears in a row! Thank you to all of our customers, friends & family that voted for us! We appreciate it!
The Chatham Berry Farm was voted The Best Farm Stand
for Columbia County in 2015, 2016 & 2017! We were also voted Best Food Market for 2017
Voted Best Farm Stand & Best Food Market 2017
The Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award
The Berry Farm was the winner of the inaugural Victoria A. Simons Locavore Award in 2010. The award was granted to distinguish the efforts of Joseph Gilbert and The Chatham Berry Farm for providing quality local food for local residents.