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 working to place farmers on rescued property, actively producing food for the local community.
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.
Meet Shelstad Farm
36 acres of prime farmland, watershed, and habitat, now forever conserved.
This property extends a significant agricultural corridor in the Orting Valley that we’ve been working together to protect since 2008—now consisting of 6 farms totaling over 350 acres.
The importance of diversification
In 2013, PCC Farmland Trust partner farmers grew over 25 different types of fruits and vegetables and raised nine different types of livestock.
Stewardship Coordinator, Eve Boyce reflects on the importance of diversity in farm operations, highlighting two WA farmers she recently visited.
Susan and Greg are super supporters. They are volunteers, donors, and site stewards, ensuring that restoration projects and native plantings stay healthy in between work parties.
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Many food companies and sustainably-minded businesses support farmland conservation by making donations to PCC Farmland Trust. Learn more