Harman Farm

Location:
Orting, WA
Date Protected:
2015
Acres:
44
Current Farmer:

Currently the property is being leased to a local hay producer as the Trust puts work into improving the farm infrastructure on the property. We are Improving the infrastructure in preparation for transitioning to row crop vegetable production in the 2017 growing season.

Project Background:

The Harman Farm was initially identified as excellent farmland and an important asset to the local community in an assessment the Trust did to evaluate the state of the Puyallup Valley’s remaining farmland. It was further ranked as a high priority for conservation by the pierce County Ag Roundtable’s shared 10-year conservation strategy.

Property Description:

The Harman Farm sits right alongside the Carbon River near its confluence with the Puyallup River. At 44 acres, it is slightly larger than the average farm in Pierce County and includes high quality tillable fields, wooded areas, and riparian habitat. Voight’s Creek and another unnamed tributary to the Carbon River run across the property, providing important fish habitat. The farm is easily accessible and located right outside the town of Orting and near to the cities of Tacoma and Puyallup, making it highly visible and giving it great access to markets.

Farm Products:

Hay, veggies and possibly berries in the future.