Nash Huber is a visionary who farms on the North Olympic Peninsula in Washington state. Because of the unique micro climate in Sequim, his farm, Nash's Organic Produce, grows vegetables year round. It is famous for exceptionally sweet and full-flavored carrots, though Scott Chichester, field production manager, is constantly toying with adventurous over-wintering crops.
In 1999, Huber collaborated with PCC Natural Markets in Seattle to save farmland. The PCC Farmland Trust was created, and the 80-acre Delta Farm adjacent to Nash's operations was purchased. Nash and his crew have a 30-year lease on the land, and it has become one of the central hubs of the operation and an integral part of Nash's efforts to train the next generation of organic farmers. Today, Nash is fortunate to have a strong crew of young managers who are committed to the future of the farm and organic agriculture, including organic seed production.
In addition to high-quality organic produce, the farm also grows several kinds of grain, including red and white wheat, triticale, rye, and barley for animal feed. The livestock includes about 100 hogs and 200 laying hens. These animals are humanely raised on pasture. The farm is certified organic and Salmon-Safe.
In 2002 Nash Huber won the Provender Alliance’s Organic Carrot Award and in 2004 Washington Tilth Producers named him “Farmer of the Year.” In 2006, his farm received the Vim Wright “Farming in the Environment” Award, and in 2008 American Farmland Trust named Huber “Steward of the Land.” In January 2011, the Ecological Farming Association (Ecofarm) in California gave him the Steward of Sustainable Agriculture (“Sustie”) Award for leadership in sustainable and organic farming.