PCC Farmland Trust: Dine out and help preserve organic farmland
The good folks at PCC Farmland Trust sure have had a busy spring. First, they unveiled a brand-spanking new website! Next, they added the 100-acre Orting Valley Farms in the southern end of the fertile Puyallup Valley to the list of local organic farmland they've helped preserve from development for furture generations. Wanna know how they make this happen? Your generous donations. And now they've cooked up another delicious way to help.
Celebrate one of the best times of the year in the Northwest -- the arrival of the Summer Solstice -- with a delicious, four-course prix fixe meal of locally derived foodstuffs 6 p.m. June 22 at Emmer & Rye restaurant atop Seattle's Queen Anne hill (that's chef Seth Caswell to the right). It's the latest Local Chefs for Local Farms dinner in a series that launched at Tilth earlier this year. Tickets are $125 per person (not including tax and tip) and all proceeds support PCC Farmland Trust's Future Farm Fund to purchase organic agricultural easements. Call 206-282-0680 for reservations.
Can't make the dinner? Here's another fun way to help: Sip some wine. Since 2007, Powers Winery of Kennewick, Wash., has donated $2 from each bottle of its Chardonnay and Cabernet sold at PCC to the Farmland Trust -- nearly $50,000 so far. In April alone you helped raise $1,570, proof that it's a good thing to drink great wine! Not sure what was going on in April, but Washington's organic farmland thanks you for slaking your thirst at PCC.