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PCC Issues Producer Grants

Specialty Food Association

PCC Community Markets has announced the recipients of its Organic Producer Grants, six small to midsized farms across Washington State who are awarded $25,000 each.

The winners are as follows:

• Alluvial Farms in Everson, Washington

• Clover Mountain Dairy in Chewelah, Washington

• Long Hearing Farm in Rockport, Washington

• Rent’s Due Ranch in Stanwood, Washington

• Royal Produce Farm in Royal City, Washington

• Silvia Family Farm in Oak Harbor, Washington

“We know today that organic production protects local ecosystems and farmworkers, and is healthier for communities,” said Aimee Simpson, PCC Community Markets' senior director for advocacy and environmental, social and governance, in a statement. “That said, we also recognize how labor- and cost-intensive it can be to achieve and maintain organic certification. That’s why we believe it’s so important to support small farms as well as larger businesses in Washington state with their mission to feed our local communities with organic food.”

PCC first introduced these grants in 2019 to assist local farms with organic-related projects. This year’s grant recipients will use the award to improve soil health, sustainability, efficiency, and more.

Related: BIPOC, Women Farmers Reigned at Farm Grant Awards; PCC Community Markets Updates Standards