As many of you know, the Puyallup River Valley and the productive farmland within are facing increasing pressure to develop for residential use. PCC Farmland Trust is excited to be working towards the preservation of Sturgeon Farm, a 102 acre farm in the Puyallup River Valley! The Sturgeon Farm project is a partnership between PCC Farmland Trust, a private landowner and the Trust for Public Land to preserve this productive 102 acre farm currently consisting of 2 parcels. The farm will be secured by establishing a conservation easement to remove development rights and require the land to be organically farmed. We are actively seeking a farmer, (or 2 farmers on smaller parcels) to purchase the property and develop an independent, organic working farm(s)!
Sturgeon Farm has been in agricultural production since the late 1800′s and has highly productive prime agricultural soils, excellent farm-to-market access, water rights and drainage tile. The property includes a home site, 6 barns, and additional agricultural facilities. Sturgeon Farm is adjacent to the recently preserved 100-acre organic Orting Valley Farms property, includes a creek and forest land and is located in an open space corridor that is a continuum between Mt. Rainier National Park and Commencement Bay. This property could be ready by the 2013 production season!
Below are some photographs of the property. If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful opportunity to farm in the Puyallup River Valley, please contact Melissa Campbell, PCC Farmland Trust Conservation Director, or call our office at (206) 547-9855.
Above: Looking SW across the pasture toward the barns
Above: Looking down on Sturgeon Farm from the hillside
Above: Looking NE across the pasture