Over the last year, our community has been captivated by the conservation story of Kawamoto Farm. Kawamoto Farm is an historic 148-acre farm and working forest north of Quilcene that was founded 101 years ago by Kaichi and Itsuno Kawamoto, immigrants from Japan. The family overcame extraordinary obstacles, including the challenges of homesteading, barriers to […]
Looking for the perfect CSA this summer? Seeking gooseberries (or kale, or flowers, or lamb) grown near you? Want to find restaurants in your area offering seasonal, locally sourced dishes? Or would you just like to feel more deeply connected to the food you eat, the people who grow it, and the land we all […]
We’re doubly delighted to announce that the Land Trust recently secured grant funding for conservation easements on Natembea Farm and Hannan Farm, which together total over 200 acres of prime farmland in Jefferson County. Every other year, the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO) accepts applications for farmland preservation grants. This grant program provides […]
We’re pleased to share the good news that the Olympic Peninsula Farmers Fund has opened a second round of funding to distribute more than $70,000 in pre-purchase contracts to local farms impacted by Covid-19. Thanks to your support of our Strong Farms, Strong Farms appeal earlier this year, the first round of funding awarded contracts […]
Farmers Marko Colby and Hanako Myers have permanently protected Midori Farm, their 29-acre Quilcene farm, with the help of donations from the community.