Land stewardship group to sell 95-acre Pierce County farm

PCC Farmland Trust, a non-profit organize that aims to secure, preserve and steward threatened farmland in the Pacific Northwest, has announced it is accepting offers from experienced farmers for purchase of the Sturgeon Farm, a 95-acre farm located in Orting and the Puyallup River Valley.

According to PCC Farmland Trust officials, Sturgeon Farm was operated as a dairy until the late-1990s, and includes an estimated 70 acres of tillable ground, 20 acres of pasture, five acres total of forested upland slope, numerous farm buildings (hay barn, milking parlor, loafing shed, machine shop, and tractor storage), perimeter fencing, water rights, and one home site for a new build. The asking price for the farm is a firm $620,000 and is based on a current appraisal. The farm is located in an open space corridor that is a continuum between Mt. Rainier National Park and Commencement Bay and is directly adjacent to the recently conserved 100-acre Orting Valley Farms consisting of three separate organic farm operations.

Farmers interested in purchasing the property must submit a formal offer to PCC Farmland Trust, including a current business plan and demonstration of financing pre-approval from an agricultural lender by June 30, 2013. Currently listed at appraised value, only full offers for the entire 95 acres will be entertained.

More information is available online here.

The 95-acre Sturgeon Farm located in Orting and the Puyallup River Valley. (PHOTOS COURTESY PCC FARMLAND TRUST)