Press Releases

Official statements from PCC Farmland Trust for press use and reference.


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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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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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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Iconic farm in Tacoma lives on with new generation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle, Washington | As of October 1, 2017, PCC Farmland Trust protected its 20th farm. Located right on the outskirts of Tacoma, Wild Hare Organic Farm is a treasured piece of land due to its proximity to market, prime soils, and rich history. For more than 30 years, Dick and Terry Carkner cultivated…

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PCC Farmland Trust closes on largest farmland conservation project ever in Pierce County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Seattle, Washington | December 15, 2016 – Having lost 70% of its farmland since 1950, PCC Farmland Trust’s protection of a 284-acre farm in Graham, Wash. is a huge win for Pierce County. Mountain View Dairy is 8 times larger than the average farm in the area, making it the largest farmland…

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