Organic vegetables, fruits, grain, plus naturally-raised pork
Nash Huber was born and raised on a small family farm in central Illinois. After getting his degree in chemistry, Nash worked for A.E. Staley (the predecessor of ADM) in corn and soybean processing. He came to Sequim, Washington, in 1968 where he returned to farming.
Nash views agriculture through the lens of one who has seen farming before it became industrial, and who knows about the chemicals involved in modern food production. From that perspective, organic is the only way to grow food, and he markets the farm’s products as locally as possible.
In 1979, Nash started Nash’s Organic Produce. He and his management team of young farmers cultivate over 400 acres. These acres are scattered throughout Dungeness, north of Sequim, in nine fields that vary in size from 20 to 100 acres.
The farm grows a wide variety of organic produce, including Nash’s famous sweet carrots, brassicae, leafy greens, lettuces, root vegetables, herbs, berries and tree fruit. In recent years, grains have been added, including hard red and soft white wheat, triticale, rye, and barley. Most of the barley is raised as feed for about 100 hogs and about 200 laying hens. The produce, grain, meat, and eggs are also sold at farmers markets and at the farm’s own store, as well as wholesale to brokers throughout the Northwest. There are about 20 full time employees and, at the peak of the season, the farm employs about 40, to handle cultivation, harvest, irrigation, washing and packing, and markets.