Sequim, WA, saved 2000
This 97 acre farm on the Olympic Peninsula was the first farm to be saved by the pioneering donors of the Farmland Trust. The Delta Farm is an established floodplain property in the fertile Dungeness Delta. The land drains into the Lower Dungeness River, home to six salmon species, and hosts the source of Meadowbrook Creek.
In 2002, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) purchased part of the Delta Farm’s wetlands as well as an organic agricultural conservation easement on the rest of the farm.
“You have to be able to offer a future to the next generation. And you can’t do that without land.” -Nash Huber
Today, 74 of the 97-acre farm continues to be leased by the Trust to longtime farmer, Nash Huber, and is operated as Nash’s Organic Produce. Huber was nationally recognized as American Farmland Trust’s 2008 Steward of the Land, and is widely respected for his many years of experience and advocacy on behalf of farmland. Huber also offers an innovative apprentice program for a new generation of farmers. Nash’s most beloved crop may be his famous “Nash’s Best Carrots”, some of the tastiest carrots in the world-due to the high mineral content of the soil and the unique microclimate of Dungeness.