"Our mission is to offer a quality local food source that will also encourage people to discover and learn about the farm and its sustainable farming and land management practices." – Jeremy & Angela Sanford
Sanford’s Farm is a part of our Orting Valley Farms project.
Location: Puyallup Valley in Pierce County
Date Protected: 2009
Current Farmer: Jeremy and Angela Sanford. Read more about Jeremy & Angela’s story.
Project Background: Sanford’s Farm is a part of our Orting Valley Farms project. Throughout the preservation process, PCC Farmland Trust worked in close collaboration with Pierce County, in order to secure funds through the Washington State Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) and Pierce County’s own Conservation Futures program. The Farmland Trust co-holds Orting Valley Farms’ organic conservation easement with Pierce County, ensuring that the property remains an organic farm in perpetuity. Funds administered through the WWRP by the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) were used to both secure the farmland, and to bridge the increasing gap between the high cost of farmland and affordability for farmers.
Property Description: Sanford’s Farm is located in the southern end of the Puyallup Valley. The property has prime agricultural soils, is priority habitat for White River Elk, and is certified Salmon Safe. Orting Valley Farms project is also uniquely located in an open space corridor that forms a continuum between Mount Rainier National Park and Commencement Bay.
Farm Products: Sanford’s Farm grows vegetables, herbs and flowers along with eggs and chicken production.The farm is certified to process poultry so harvesting, butchering and packaging all happens on the farm with no outside processing plants involved.
Website and CSA Program info: sanfordsfarm.com
Meet the Sanfords, who are building a great farm on our conserved property in Orting. If you haven’t checked them out at the markets or stopped by their farm, you’re in for a treat!