Seattle Times Article: Preserving Farmland (Featuring Tahoma Farms)

By August 29, 2011Terra Organics News

Tahoma Farms and Terra’s Dan and Kim Hulse have been featured in a wonderful Seattle Times article about the PCC Farmland Trust. Here’s a link to this great read.

DAN AND KIM Hulse grow some 60 different vegetables and fruits on their family farm in Orting, re-evaluating each year where to invest their time and soil. Radicchio and escarole are out. Strawberries are always in demand.

But in the big picture, some decisions mean more than just market vagaries: There are the raspberry canes the young couple put in, and the 10,000 feet of riparian plantings to preserve water quality, and the designation as a Salmon-Safe farm. That’s all happening because the Hulses own rather than rent the 40-acre plot they call Tahoma Farms. And their plot exists partly thanks to the PCC Farmland Trust, a preservation program that sprang up from the serendipitous intersection of a carrot farmer and a grocery store.




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