Come tour the Bennington Place Farm!

by Kristin Vogel, Office & Outreach Coordinator, PCC Farmland Trust

This article was originally published in May 2009

Please join us for the beginning of a year-long celebration of our 10th Anniversary at Bennington Place Farm on Saturday, June 27. We’re looking forward to feeling the full sun on our faces as we tour the farm and hear about how the Huesby family has been caring for their land sustainably for generations.

Joel Huesby and others will share the captivating story of Thundering Hooves, the philosophy behind raising pasture-finished meats, and the many challenges of small-scale farming and the innovations that often result. The Thundering Hooves meat store will offer special hours for our group — from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday.

panaramic farm view

Saturday evening, we’ll feast on a dinner of fresh, local produce and Thundering Hooves meats, and sample local wines from two local producers: the Dowsett Family Winery, and Trio Vintners. Our featured speakers include Joel Huesby, who will discuss the state of small-scale farming, and Pam Coleman, former Washington state organic inspector and PCC Farmland Trust board member.

After dinner, we’ll dance the evening to a close with live music provided by a local country band, and mingle with others who share our mission to save local organic farmland forever!

Register for the farm tour and celebration

The guided Bennington Place Farm tour and question and answer session will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on June 27. The tour is free but registration is required.

The dinner, speakers and dance will take place from 6 to 10 p.m., and ticket prices are as follows:

  • $95 Patron Donor: includes tour, dinner, wine and music. $45 of this ticket price is tax-deductible. Purchasing a ticket at this price allows the Farmland Trust to keep the event accessible to all donors and participants.
  • $50 Adult: includes tour, dinner, wine and music.
  • $20 Kids 5-12. 4 and under are free.

To register and purchase tickets, and for additional details and directions, please visit our Web site at or call the PCC Farmland Trust office at 206-547-9855.

Registration opens May 11. We recommend purchasing your tickets early since 150 seats are available for the dinner and tour, and a limited number are available for the tour only.

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