Lancaster is growing. There's no doubt about it. We are growing corn and cows. We are growing strawberries and soybeans. And we are growing our communities. As we are growing all of these things, we are trying to do it smarter and more sustainably. Find out more about our community of stewards and landowners below.

Valentine’s Date Ideas: Farm-to-table restaurants to impress your date

February 8, 2024

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you need help finding unique places to take your valentine’s (or yourself; we don’t judge), we’re here for you! We’ve compiled a few Lancaster County eateries that specialize in farm-to-table dining and vary in atmosphere. Spend Valentine’s Day at one of these local restaurants to enjoy some delicious […]

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What is Tilling, Anyway?

January 31, 2024

If you’ve visited Lancaster farmland, you’ve likely heard someone boast that much of Lancaster’s farmland is “no-till” land. Did you know 66% of Lancaster County’s farmers utilize no-till or minimum-till practices on their farms? But what exactly is tilling, and why do we try to avoid it? According to Oregon State University, “tilling is the […]

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Stewardship in LFT: What do we mean when we talk about stewardship and farmland?

January 17, 2024

stew·ard·ship /ˈsto͞oərdˌSHip/ noun the job of supervising or taking care of something, such as an organization or property.   When we preserve a farm here at LFT, that’s only the beginning of our work. As an accredited land trust, stewardship plays a significant role in our work with protected farms. LFT staff regularly check in on those […]

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Tips from LFT Staff: Winter Care Tips for Happy Hens

January 3, 2024

The Winter months are finally here, and temperatures outside are quickly dropping! If it’s your first winter owning backyard animals, it’s essential to ensure that your friends are fully prepared for these long, cold days. While resilient, chickens are a few of our backyard friends who may need a little help keeping warm this winter. […]

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A Year to Remember: 10 of Our Favorite LFT Memories in 2023

December 21, 2023

2023 was a year of great successes, fun events, and cherished memories for Lancaster Farmland Trust! While there are too many great LFT moments to list here, we’ve chosen 10 of our favorites from 2023 to ring in the new year. So, sit back and get ready to reminisce with us!   Launching Our Three-Year […]

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