Nash's Organic Produce

 

Nash Huber

Located in the Dungeness River delta, Nash’s farm is buffered from weather extremes. He produces vegetables year around, alternating warm and cool season crops including spinach, basil, brussel sprouts, kale, carrots, parsnips, beets, and cabbage. His farm also produces livestock, grains, and cover crop seed.

Reliable seedstock, self-determination, and the ability to select seed to meet his agronomic and market needs are the advantages that drove Nash Huber to become a seedsman and farmer breeder. Recognition of seed’s proper place in the commonwealth is what drove him to join the Family Farmers Seed Cooperative. “Seed is a community resource. Having other farmers working with material in other parts of the country is attractive. I enjoy working with people. The interchange of resources, information, and the socialization—the community aspect— is what drew me [to FFSC].”

Nash has been involved in seed saving since the mid-1970s. His passion for seed production, crop improvement and on-farm breeding work has rapidly evolved over the last 15-20 years. He has been working to adapt the vegetable varieties he grows to his climate, farming practices, market needs, consumer preferences and the ecology of his farm. “It is important to have control over that rather than be at the mercy of seed companies who do not understand your issues and markets.”

Nash has been working to develop improved varieties of carrots, kale, cabbage, cauliflower, spinach and wheat. Carrots are one of his favorite seed crops as they play an important role in the economics of the farm but cauliflower and kale hold an attraction as well. “I have a special attachment to all of them!”

Nash’s passion for seeking out the marketable traits of a plant and working with the genetics to maximize its market potential is a task he finds stimulating and rewarding. FFSC offers a similar attraction, bringing together independent, creative family farmers from many different points of endeavor. “Knitting those aspects together has real potential!”

Nash Huber
Nash's Organic Produce
Sequim, WA 98382

Certified Organic by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

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