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


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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PCC Farmland Trust’s land-matching program Farm to Farmer expands to Skagit County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Seattle, Washington | As a farmland conservation organization, PCC Farmland Trust sees farmers as the first line of defense for protecting our region’s soil health for generations to come. Recognizing this idea alongside the land access challenges that our region’s farmers face, the Trust launched Farm to Farmer in 2018, a land-matching…

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2018 Annual Report

Protecting Farms, Supporting Farmers “From launching a land-matching tool for local farmers and continuing to build momentum with the Our Farms, Our Future campaign, to fully subscribing our first-ever impact investment vehicle, I am proud of the innovative ways we have responded to rising land prices across this region.” Read more from our Board President,…

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Staff Spotlight: Tim Tetrault, Operations Manager

Tim joined PCC Farmland Trust in 2019, driven by his desire to build systems that help people and their environments flourish. Bringing nearly a decade of non-profit administration experience to his role as Operations Manager, Tim keeps the trains running at the Trust by providing direct support to the Executive Director and Board, and assisting…

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Help protect the Stillaguamish Valley

At PCC Farmland Trust, we believe that healthy farms make healthy communities. Well-managed farmland promotes soil health, water conservation, habitat protection, and climate resiliency. It produces healthy food, keeps rural economies thriving, and connects us to the natural world. This couldn’t be more true in the Stillaguamish Valley. Nested along the foothills of the Cascade Mountains,…

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