Walla Walla, WA, saved 2011
The Williams Hudson Bay Farm is a third-generation family farm that grows organic wheat, alfalfa seed and hay, black beans, soybeans, onions, and more. About six years ago, owners Tom and Ray Williams, along with their wives Penny and Melinda, began to transition their entire farm operation to organic production.
PCC Farmland Trust, in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Farm and Ranch Land Protection Program (FRPP) acquired an organic agricultural conservation easement on 300 acres of the Williams’ farm in June of 2011.
The Williams have worked with local distilleries to sell different grains, supplied Amy’s Kitchen with organic beans, and sell wheat to Washington-based Fairhaven Organic Flour Mill. Williams Hudson Bay Farm also provides Bob’s Red Mill with organic corn and high-protein spring wheat.
The property, which historically was the Hudson Bay Trading Company’s farm during the mid-1800′s, is certified organic and Salmon-Safe.
Preserving Northwest Cropland, One Farm at a Time – Chris Thomas, Public News Service