The farm

Little Seed Gardens is a 97 acre family farm in the town of Chatham, NY established in 1995.  The farm is situated on rich bottomlands at the confluence of two creeks. Farmers, Claudia Kenny and Willy Denner with the help of their two children, tend vegetables, cover crops and pastures. 

Little Seed celebrates the nurturing power of people by growing and sharing food in ways that strengthen the living communities we are part of. We farm towards collaborative relationships, complex and resilient ecologies and food that helps us express well being.  

.Little Seed Gardens is certified organic by NOFA-NY. We practice regenerative agriculture and have been using Holistic Management as a decision making model for Little Seed for the last 20 years.  As farmers we work to sustain the land for future generations.


Little Seed answers the growing demand for food that is real. In contrast to the homogenous products of today's mega farms, our customers enjoy vibrant produce that expresses the variety of our seasons. Our customers are assured they are buying food grown for concern for their health and for the health of the farm ecosystem. We hope you will find nourishment and culinary delight in our produce.


We named our farm Little Seed Gardens in honor of the tiny miracle of the seed, divine pattern. In the darkness of the earth the seed is awakened. Our logo, (drawn by Willy) honors the crow, our most constant companion in the garden.


All photos are taken by Deirdre Haber Malfatto (unless otherwise noted)