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


121 acres of organic farmland in Chehalis protected forever

Paul and Dalene Olson have been owners and operators of their family farm for over 40 years. Today, we are proud to share that their 121 acre organic farm in Chehalis, Olson Farm, will be protected forever. Southwest Washington is an important area for pastured livestock, hay, market vegetables, and berry production, but the surrounding…

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A farming bright spot: two recent land matches on Farm to Farmer

The pandemic that has swept our region, nation and globe has continued to put enormous pressure on local food growers. Limited access to markets and challenging working conditions combined with an increased interest in food security has pushed farmers to work harder than ever to produce food for our communities. For farmers who didn’t come…

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We’re Hiring: Farmland Conservation Manager

Position Open: Farmland Conservation Manager Reports To: Conservation & Stewardship Director Location: Seattle, WA (with option for remote-based work) Compensation: Full-time position; $55,000 to $63,000, DOE WHO WE ARE: PCC Farmland Trust (the Trust) protects and stewards threatened farmland in Washington State. We keep land in production by making it accessible to future generations of farmers.…

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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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