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Sustainable and environmentally responsible farming practices are good for the land and contribute to the vitality of local communities. Local farms create jobs and make healthy food options available while supporting the local economy.
Unfortunately, local farming faces an uncertain future with 46% of San Mateo County’s farms disappearing since 1990. Many farmlands have been bought by wealthy owners and converted to other uses. This has inflated the price of farmland, making it harder for farmers to get started in the Bay Area.
We work with farm owners and operators to secure farmland and natural resources, protecting our agricultural heritage and sustaining future generations.
At POST, we are working to reverse the trend of disappearing farmland through a combination of land acquisition, legal land protection and strategic investments in infrastructure.
POST is working to secure a foundation—through both land acquisition and essential infrastructure improvements—for the future of farming as part of our vision for a network of protected lands.