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PCC Community Markets commits $1 million to PCC Farmland Trust

Major gift supports efforts to protect Puget Sound farmland   Seattle, Washington | Oct. 2, 2018 – PCC Community Markets (PCC), Seattle’s locally grown and community-owned food market, today announced a $1-million gift to PCC Farmland Trust, an organization it founded nearly 20 years ago. The gift comes at a time when rising land costs and…

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A change in leadership

Dear Friends, After nearly nine years of dedicated leadership and service, Executive Director Rebecca Sadinsky will step down from her position with PCC Farmland Trust in the spring of 2019. Rebecca has been planning for this transition for many months and believes that this change is coming at the right time for the organization. With…

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Join us for a PCC Cooks class to benefit farmland

Our long-time friends and founder PCC Community Markets have put together a perfect menu to celebrate local farms in their Farm to Table with PCC Farmland Trust series for PCC Cooks. All proceeds from the class will go directly to our campaign to protect farmland in the Puget Sound region: Our Farms, Our Future. Chef Abby…

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Public Comment Notice for PCC Farmland Trust’s Accreditation Renewal

As you may know, PCC Farmland Trust received its accreditation from the Land Trust Alliance (LTA) in 2013, a national organization that promotes voluntary private land conservation across the country. LTA’s land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. Today, we…

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PCC Farmland Trust and the City of Stanwood protect land for future farming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Seattle, Washington | July 13, 2018 – PCC Farmland Trust has partnered with the City of Stanwood to protect 171 acres for farming in the Stillaguamish Valley. Nestled along the Stillaguamish River, the Johnson Family has farmed on this land for nearly a century, producing dairy and beef, peas for Twin City…

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PCC Farmland Trust launches land-matching tool for local farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Seattle, Washington – July 12, 2018 | PCC Farmland Trust has been protecting Washington farmland for nearly 20 years, working in lockstep with local food growers. In direct response to the land access challenges that farmers in the Puget Sound region face, PCC Farmland Trust launched Farm to Farmer, a tool to help…

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Let Us Farm’s 89 acres of ag land and habitat protected forever

A grain silo-turned-observatory towers above an old manure lagoon, now a tranquil pond and habitat for native birds. Goldfinches, red-winged black birds, and hummingbirds flutter from tree to flowering tree. A telescope on the deck peers into an osprey nest. Bee boxes sit stacked under a pear tree, swarmed by tiny pollinators. These 89 acres…

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PCC Farmland Trust preserves near-urban farmland with help from local investors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seattle, Washington | On March 16, 2018, PCC Farmland Trust protected its 21st farm. Reiner Farm sits on 260 acres in the Tualco Valley, a concentrated area of commercial agriculture near Monroe, Wash., and has been stewarded by the same family for over 100 years. In addition to its prime soils, the…

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