The Latest News

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


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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Farming in the Floodplain Project moves into next phase

After protecting farmland and building relationships in the Puyallup Valley for nearly a decade, PCC Farmland Trust signed on to lead the Farming in the Floodplain Project (FFP) in 2016 – a pilot project in the Clear Creek area aiming to meet multiple community and environmental needs in response to flooding. We saw it as…

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Staff Spotlight: Kate Delavan, Conservation Manager

Kate Delavan comes to PCC Farmland Trust after more than 10 years working across many points of the food system. From working in sales in the grocery industry and influencing policy for farmland conservation to helping make food more accessible to people across all income levels, we are thrilled to have Kate add her wealth…

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5 Big Wins of 2017

2017 was a record year for PCC Farmland Trust, and we couldn’t have done it without you. By protecting our precious river valleys, supporting farmers in their pursuit of sustainable practices, growing our community of supporters, and increasing access to land, we are working to shape the future of this region for the better. Here’s a…

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Staff Spotlight: Farm to Farmer Coordinator, Amy Moreno-Sills

Amy Moreno-Sills has been a farmer and land conservation advocate for 20+ years. As owner and operator of Four Elements Farm in Pierce County, Amy is excited to help support the viability of farmers and farmland in that community through her coordination of the Farm to Farmer project at PCC Farmland Trust. Here’s Amy.  …

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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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Preserving our landscape. Shaping our future.

What a year of change it has been. Wildfires engulfed the West. Hurricanes swept through the East. In the Puget Sound region, we became all too familiar with deep red sunsets and hazy, mountain-less skies. As our climate changed, urban and rural communities did too. Pierce and Snohomish counties saw more growth than anywhere else…

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Farm in Puyallup Valley will live on under new ownership

Last month, Puyallup farmers Mark and Katie Green got to share with the community some big news. After years in the making, the couple officially purchased the farm from Dick and Terry Carkner, the former owners of Terry’s Berries Farm located at 4520 River Road in the Puyallup River Valley. The farm is now named…

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