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Updates on our work, plus the latest food and farm news — in Washington and beyond.


Help make and collect masks for farms in need

Farm owners, farmworkers, and farmers market vendors across Washington are essential workers with limited access to personal protective equipment (PPE). In response, we are collecting masks to donate to farmers across the Puget Sound region. To date, we have secured mask donations for folks located in Pierce and Snohomish Counties thanks to our friends at…

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Responding to emerging farmer needs in light of COVID-19

Long before this global pandemic, farming was always a job that required incredible resilience, dedication, and creativity. Today, the COVID-19 crisis only adds to the many challenges that farmers already face, from narrow margins and tough working conditions to rapidly rising land prices and the uncertainties of a changing climate. In addition, this crisis shines…

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Online registration for Earth Day event available now

On March 16, we announced our plans to shift our Earth Day event Climate Change and Farmland: Building a Resilient Future for Washington to a fully digital platform given the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic. Today, we are pleased to share that online registration is now available here. A few things to note: Registration is FREE.…

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5 Big Wins of 2019

What a year! 2019 was all about protecting the soil, rivers, and habitat that make up our farming ecosystem, making land affordable and accessible to the next generation of food growers, supporting farmers in their pursuit of sustainable practices, and forging new pathways and partnerships to sustain a future for farming in Washington. Here’s a…

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Protect our next farm in the Stillaguamish Valley

Imagine a valley defined by its river that rushes through mountains, forests, and fertile farms, bending through Tribal lands before entering Puget Sound. This place, the Stillaguamish watershed, is of critical importance to PCC Farmland Trust, as well as the communities and wildlife that benefit from its landscape. As an advocate for local farming, we’re…

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Powers Winery raises $250,000 for farmland

Today, we’re celebrating something special. Our long-time partners at Powers Winery have raised a quarter of a million dollars for farmland conservation, and we think that’s something to cheers to. For the last 12 years, Powers has donated $2 from every bottle of specially blended wine sold at PCC Community Markets stores. With every sip,…

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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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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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