Broers Organic Berry Farm

Category Overview

Farmland Preservation protects valuable farmland and habitat for recreationally important animals, like salmon, birds, deer, and elk. These projects allow families to continue farming the land they have worked on for generations, and provide Washingtonians with healthy local food and a diverse economy. WWRP is the only source of farmland preservation funding in the state budget.

Project Highlights

Snohomish County will use this grant to purchase development rights on the 54-acre Broers Organic Berry Farm, which grows a wide variety of berries for farmer’s markets, farm stands, and wine. The farm is adjacent to the county’s first protected farm as well as properties the county hopes to preserve under its farm protection program. The farmland is under development pressure in this fast growing community.

Quick Facts

WWRP Applicant: Snohomish County of Category: Farmland Preservation WWRP Grant: $252,233.30 Applicant Match: $255,232.94 Project Type: Acquisition County: Snohomish Legislative District: 12 Status: Closed Completed RCO Project # Jun-37

Location Details

See map for area. Easily accessible from State Route 203.

What is the WWRP

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) is a state grant program that creates and conserves local and state parks, wildlife habitat and working farms. The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office administers WWRP grants, and the legislature funds the program.