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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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Connect + Cultivate: a conversation about Washington farmland

On Wednesday, October 2, we gathered together with a group of PCC Farmland Trust donors at the Phinney Center Community Hall for an intimate conversation about Washington farmland. PCC Farmland Trust Executive Director Melissa Campbell and organic dairy farmer Ryan Mensonides discussed the biggest threats to farmland, why protecting land matters now more than ever,…

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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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The Working Farmland Partnership: keeping ag land in production in King County

Access to farmland is one of the biggest challenges farmers face today. This is especially true in Washington, where the average price per acre of farmland has doubled in the last four years. Beginning farmers face significant barriers to finding available and affordable land to start their businesses, and established farmers often struggle to find…

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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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