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 eight farm properties, totaling 1169 acres, that support 13 organic farms.
How do I support PCC Farmland Trust?
Is PCC Farmland Trust a part of PCC Natural Markets?
No. Although PCC Natural Markets is a strong advocate of our work, PCC Farmland Trust is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and donations to the Trust are 100% tax deductible.
The Farmland Trust was founded in 1999 by PCC Natural Markets as an independent organization, with a separate Board of Directors and offices. And while the great majority of our funding comes from individual contributions, there are ways you can support us while shopping at PCC Natural Markets, including buying products from companies that donate to the Trust
, or purchasing Farmland Trust merchandise at your neighborhood PCC.
Do your farms provide food for PCC Natural Markets?
Some do; most do not. Most of our farmers work on a smaller scale than what is necessary to supply a large grocery coop, and any produce found at PCC Natural Markets is as a result of an independent business agreement. That said, you can almost always find Nash’s Organic Produce
and Full Circle
at your local PCC. More indirectly, the Williams of Williams Hudson Bay Farm
grow wheat and a wide variety of other grains and crops that end up in select Bob’s Red Mill products and other foods found at PCC and elsewhere.
First and foremost, please donate
to support our work – no donation is too big or too small. Supporters can also contribute through voluntary payroll deduction programs and through company matching gift programs. Others make gifts in honor of birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, births, holidays, and in honor or memory of family and friends. Donors also have a number of opportunities to deepen their commitment to PCC Farmland Trust, including planned giving options through our Agrarian Circle
. Please visit our “Ways to Support
” page for more information.
Where do I learn more about the farms you have preserved?
Visit our Farms
page, where you can learn more about the farmers we work with, their stories, and see galleries of photos of each farm.
How do I get involved?
In addition to financial support, we have many other opportunities for you to help save local organic farmland forever. Visit our Get Involved
page for information about volunteer opportunities and restoration work parties. Also be sure to check out our popular Local Chefs for Local Farms
quarterly dinner series.
By preserving land for organic farming, PCC Farmland Trust is not only safeguarding local organic farms and conserving wildlife habitat, but is also supporting the continued livelihood of local farmers and the farming community, and increasing the availability of local, fresh organic foods. PCC Farmland Trust helps create community and fosters a sense of partnership between the people who grow food and the people who eat it.
Thank you for being a part of this important work!