PCC Farmland Trust

The PCC Farmland Trust works to secure and preserve threatened farmland in Washington State and move it into organic production. The Trust's focus is on large, functional landscapes of local, regional and statewide importance so protection can be extended to biodiversity and wildlife habitat as well as to farmers and farming communities.

The PCC Farmland Trust is an independent, community-supported 501(c)(3) land trust. It was founded in 1999 by PCC Natural Markets as a separate, non-profit organization.

  • Land for farming and wildlife.
  • Livelihood for farmers and farming communities.
  • Local, fresh organic produce
  • Loyalty between people who grow the food and the people who eat it.

How the Trust works

By preserving the land for organic farming, the Trust is not only setting aside land for organic farming and wildlife habitat, but is supporting the continued livelihood of local farmers and the farming community, and is increasing the availability of local, fresh organic foods.

Through its efforts, the PCC Farmland Trust helps create community and fosters a sense of partnership between the people who grow the food and the people who eat it. This includes the individuals and organizations who through the years have shown their concern for saving farmland by supporting the Trust with their donations — large or small.

The non-profit trust has 501(c)(3) status, making donations to the Trust effort 100% tax deductible. PCC Natural Markets, the Trust's founder and a major sponsor of the Trust, remains a wholly separate organization and does not benefit monetarily from operation of the Trust.

The Trust’s mechanism for securing farmland is to purchase organic agricultural conservation easements. The conservation easements are written by the Trust, restrict development and guarantee organic agricultural use in perpetuity. In recent history, the Trust has purchased title and conservation easement and leased the property back to the farmer. Properties have been funded over the years largely through individual donations, which have totaled over $2.2 million in the Trust’s history.

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Contact PCC Farmland Trust

Melissa Campbell
Conservation Director
1917 First Ave
Level A –Suite 100
Seattle, Washington  98105-6092
Phone: 206-547-9855
Fax: 206-547-9734


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Washington

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