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Connect + Cultivate: a conversation about Washington farmland

On Wednesday, October 2, we gathered together with a group of PCC Farmland Trust donors at the Phinney Center Community Hall for an intimate conversation about Washington farmland. PCC Farmland Trust Executive Director Melissa Campbell and organic dairy farmer Ryan Mensonides discussed the biggest threats to farmland, why protecting land matters now more than ever,…

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Sip to a sustainable future

Tony’s Coffee, based in Bellingham, Washington, and PCC Community Markets have been supporting local, sustainable agriculture for decades. Today, the two companies have teamed up to produce a new coffee blend sold exclusively at PCC stores to benefit sustainable farming on both a local and global scale. The blend is called Terra Nova, and for…

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The Working Farmland Partnership: keeping ag land in production in King County

Access to farmland is one of the biggest challenges farmers face today. This is especially true in Washington, where the average price per acre of farmland has doubled in the last four years. Beginning farmers face significant barriers to finding available and affordable land to start their businesses, and established farmers often struggle to find…

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25 projects funded through Advancing Farm Sustainability

In 2016, PCC Farmland Trust launched Advancing Farm Sustainability (AFS), a micro-grant program that supports farmers in their adoption of new approaches to sustainable land management. Three years into the program, we are pleased to have been able to support 25 projects that support lasting improvements to soil, water, and/or habitat on our conserved farms.…

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PCC Farmland Trust’s land-matching program Farm to Farmer expands to Skagit County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seattle, Washington | As a farmland conservation organization, PCC Farmland Trust sees farmers as the first line of defense for protecting our region’s soil health for generations to come. Recognizing this idea alongside the land access challenges that our region’s farmers face, the Trust launched Farm to Farmer in 2018, a land-matching…

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2018 Annual Report

Protecting Farms, Supporting Farmers “From launching a land-matching tool for local farmers and continuing to build momentum with the Our Farms, Our Future campaign, to fully subscribing our first-ever impact investment vehicle, I am proud of the innovative ways we have responded to rising land prices across this region.” Read more from our Board President,…

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Help protect the Stillaguamish Valley

At PCC Farmland Trust, we believe that healthy farms make healthy communities. Well-managed farmland promotes soil health, water conservation, habitat protection, and climate resiliency. It produces healthy food, keeps rural economies thriving, and connects us to the natural world. This couldn’t be more true in the Stillaguamish Valley. Nested along the foothills of the Cascade Mountains,…

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