5 Big Wins of 2017

2017 was a record year for PCC Farmland Trust, and we couldn’t have done it without you. By protecting our precious river valleys, supporting farmers in their pursuit of sustainable practices, growing our community of supporters, and increasing access to land, we are working to shape the future of this region for the better.

Here’s a look back at what we accomplished together:

Helped launch the next generation of farmers by partnering with Viva Farms:

Viva Farms is a non-profit farm business incubator that supports largely Latino farmers. In order to help Viva expand their training program, we helped them purchase 40 acres in the Skagit Valley in February 2017.


Passed the 2,000 acre mark with our protection of the Ford Farm:

Located on the last remaining acres of a historic family dairy, the Ford Farm is right in the heart of our focus area. Our protection of this farm, our 9th in Pierce County, brought our total conserved acres to over 2,000.


Gathered 140 community members for our first ever Barn Raiser Awards:

To kick off the Our Farms, Our Future campaign, we gathered our closest friends and supporters at the Westland Distillery for an inspiring night of learning, giving, and celebration. You helped us raise $80,000 at our first ever community-wide celebration and fundraiser.


Transferred a beloved farm in Tacoma from one generation to the next:

After 30 years in business, the owners of Terry’s Berries decided to retire. By conserving their farm, we helped transition the land to a new generation, Mark and Katie Green. Their business, Wild Hare Organic Farm, became our 20th forever farm in October.


Laid the groundwork to protect Reiner Farm, 260 acres of farmland, forestland, and wetlands in Monroe:

Our latest project extends our impact beyond farmland. Reiner Farm sits on 260 stunning acres of prime farmland, forest, wetlands, and two miles of salmon habitat along the Skykomish River. By raising $250,000 to close out 2017, you helped us leap closer to purchasing the farm in March.

 

 

 

Thank you and cheers to a great 2018!