Stories

We're all in this effort to save local organic farmland, together. These are some of the stories of the people--the donors, farmers, and supporters that care about farmland preservation, and make our work possible.


Maria Hines

Maria Hines

Maria Hines has been on the PCC Farmland Trust Board of Directors since 2008, and has worked on the Fundraising and Board Development Committees. She was instrumental in developing our Local Chefs for Local Farms dinner events which bring together notable chefs, local farmers and food lovers. Winner of the 2009 James Beard Award for […]


Farmer Jeremy Sanford

Jeremy Sanford of Sanford’s Farm

When Jeremy and Angela Sanford first heard about the opportunity to relocate their family to a piece of land just outside of Orting, Washington, they jumped at the chance. Jeremy credits Angela’s grandmother, Marline McClane, with encouraging the couple to take the leap and start their own farm business. Serendipitously, Marline is deeply familiar with […]


Murray Trent Larsen 7/16/56 - 10/11/11

Trent Larsen: an organic farmland legacy

Trent Larsen—with his twinkling eyes, sense of humor and constant optimism—passed away in 2012, and left the bulk of his estate to PCC Farmland Trust.  His life’s work was in low-income housing. He last worked at Bellwether Housing (formally known as Housing Resources Group) and focused on green property management. Trent loved the Northwest. He […]


Donor Spotlight: Brian & Winsome Schwalbach

Brian and Winsome Schwalbach live on Bainbridge Island–they moved from the city to the island a few years ago in order to buy some land and live a more self-sufficient lifestyle, starting with growing some of their own food. Brian works in commercial real estate in Seattle and is a firm believer in urban revitalization. […]