Our Farms Our Future

Washington is growing at a rapid pace

Washington Farmland Trust is working to keep sustainable and organic farmland within our changing landscape.

Join the movement. Our plates and planet depend on it.


Dig in with Us

PCC Farmland Trust is now Washington Farmland Trust

121 acres of organic farmland in Chehalis protected forever

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

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Our farmland is vulnerable

Washington farmland is among the most expensive in the country.*

*The Seattle Times, Latest Washington real-estate gold rush: farms, 2016

Over the next decade, 70% of farmers will retire without a successor.*

*USDA CSREES, Farmland Transitions Update

More people are moving to Pierce and Snohomish counties than anywhere else in the nation.*

*The Seattle Times, New residents pour in: Pierce, Snohomish counties see nation’s biggest jump in movers, 2017

Our focus: near-urban farmland in the
Puget Sound region

44% of Washington farms are west of the Cascades

  • WA Farmland Trust conserved land
  • Future forever farmland

$22.9M

dollars raised

2,669

total acres protected

75+

farm businesses supported

Our conservation approach leverages every dollar donated

Buy

Valuable farmland is secured and no longer on the market. Private donations allow us to quickly purchase farmland when farmers can’t.

Protect

Development potential is removed, and the farm stays a farm, forever. Conservation makes land more affordable in the long run.

Sell

Farmland is placed in the hands of sustainable and organic growers – where it belongs. Selling land allows us to recycle dollars and fund future projects.

WA Farmland Trust protects and stewards threatened farmland in Washington, working to keep land in production by making it accessible to future generations of farmers. We were founded in 1999 by PCC Community Markets, and are an independent nonprofit.

Washington Farmland Trust