Local organic farmer Nash Huber is the 2013 recipient of the Pioneer Award from the Natural Products Association Northwest for his work in organic agriculture and efforts to bring local, organic food to the community.
Huber receives the award at a reception held in conjunction with the association’s trade show on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.
Natural Products Association Northwest is a nonprofit, professional trade association in the natural/organic foods and products industry. Founded in 1972, the association is a chartered region of a national organization representing Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Huber has been the owner/operator of Nash’s Organic Produce since 1979. He and his crew of farmers farm about 450 acres in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, producing certified organic vegetables, berries, grain and seed as well as antibiotic- and hormone-free hogs and chickens on pasture.
Products from the farm are sold at local farmers markets, wholesale to the Puget Sound region and at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way.
Huber received the Steward of the Land Award from American Farmland Trust in 2008 and the Ecological Farm Conference’s Sustainable Agriculture Award in 2010.
He is the first working farmer to receive the Pioneer Award.