We are PCC Farmland Trust, a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) land trust whose mission is to secure, preserve and steward threatened farmland in the Northwest, ensuring that generations of local farmers productively farm using sustainable, organic growing methods. The Farmland Trust takes its mission one step further by innovating on traditional conservation tools to provide access to affordable farmland.
To date, PCC Farmland Trust has saved ten farm properties, totaling 1343 acres, that support 15 farms. Our preservation work spans the state of Washington. Visit our Farms page to explore regions where we’re active, and to learn more about the individual farms we’ve preserved since 1999.
5 Big Wins of 2015
We are counting the ways you’ve helped make this year so exceptional. Together, we’ve achieved some big wins, and it’s thanks to you that we continue to grow, innovate, and impact the future of food and farms in our region.
You helped make possible these achievements, and we thank you.
Pathways to farmland protection
Farmland conservation can be complicated, so we use three different types of tools to make it happen, depending on the circumstances.
A Conservation Easement is a voluntary legal agreement by a landowner to ensure that their property is forever protected for agricultural use.
A Simultaneous Sale is when a landowner sells a conservation easement at the same time that they sell the property to a new farmer, creating a pathway for farmland succession.
Bridging the Gap is when we buy threatened farmland that is for sale, making it possible for farmers to access affordable land.
To learn more about each of these tools, and what you should do if you want to share conservation opportunities with us, visit our Conserve Land page.
Meet the Harman Farm
Dave Harman is a fourth-generation Puyallup Valley resident and farmer who has partnered with the Farmland Trust to ensure that his family’s 104 year-old farm will be accessible to generations of sustainable and organic farmers, forever.
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Many food companies and sustainably-minded businesses support farmland conservation by making donations to PCC Farmland Trust. Learn more