Our Farms

Updates on our protected farms and stories about the farmers who steward them.


Helping fish habitat and farmland thrive

Washington’s best farmland sits within the rich, loamy soils of our precious river valleys. But these valleys are treasured by more than just farmers. Rivers, salmon, forests, and urban life often all converge in the floodplain, right alongside prime farmland. In the Snohomish Valley, that convergence is amplified, particularly near Reiner Farm – the 260…

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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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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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Conservation across the Sound: our work in Snohomish County

Many of us know that the best farmland sits within the rich, loamy soils of our river valleys. But these valleys are treasured by more than just farmers. Rivers, salmon, forests, and urban life often all converge in the floodplain, right alongside prime farmland. In the Snohomish Valley, that convergence is amplified. Nestled right between…

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Advancing Farm Sustainability: Behind the Scenes with Helsing Junction Farm

Below is our next video in the #AFSBehindtheScenes series, featuring Annie Salasky and Sue Ujcic of Helsing Junction Farm in Rochester, Wash. Learn how they’re using Advancing Farm Sustainability grant dollars to improve irrigation and conserve water on their farm.    

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Advancing Farm Sustainability: Behind the Scenes with Shelstad Farm

Below is our next video in the #AFSBehindtheScenes series, featuring Kim Shelstad of Shelstad Farm in Orting, Wash. Hear from Kim about how he is using our Advancing Farm Sustainability grant dollars to create pollinator habitat and promote biodiversity on his farm.  

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The latest dirt on Advancing Farm Sustainability

Last year, 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. The purpose of the program is to provide the financial support our farmer tenants and landowners need to protect and steward the natural resources on their farms. One year in to…

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