Ford Farm

Location:
Orting, WA
Date Protected:
2017
Acres:
40
Current Farmer:

Burr Mosby currently farms the Ford property, along with many others in the area, and has for nearly a decade. Mosby grows a variety of vegetables through his business, Mosby Farms, which he sells wholesale and through a CSA program.

Project Background:

The Ford Farm is located on the last 40 acres of the historic Ford Family Dairy, a portion of which the Trust conserved in 2009 through our Orting Valley Farms project. Just outside the city of Orting, the farm is right in the heart of our focus area. In addition, work being done along the property to revamp the levee system presents an opportunity to partner with Pierce County Surface Water Management to enhance fish habitat along the Puyallup River.

Property Description:

The Ford Farm is a highly valuable piece of land with flat farm fields, good drainage, and a riparian area along the Puyallup River. This property makes for a wonderful home farm.