Our Commitment to Agricultural Conservation

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 35% 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 farmland owners and operators to secure farmland and natural resources, protecting our agricultural heritage and sustaining future generations.

Farmland Futures Initiative

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.

Learn more about the work we’re doing to preserve farmland on the San Mateo coast and discover how you can help.

 

Areas of Impact

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.

Andreotti Family Farm

Andreotti Family Farm

Keeping it in the family for four generations.
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Root Down Farm

Root Down Farm

Rebuilding a barn for the next 200 years.
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San Gregorio Farm

Rehabilitating an iconic farm and turning it organic.
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Learn More About Our Other Program Areas

POST is committed to protecting local farmland and improving agricultural infrastructure.

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