Help Nash's farm recover from damage from birds
Thank you for considering donating to Nash's gofundme campaign. To make it easier for the farm to access the funds already donated, we have named our accountant, Robin Reese, of Sequim Tax Service, as the person to withdraw the funds. She will cover our spring expenses and labor costs with these funds.
Nash and Patty are overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of our community. We always knew we lived in a wonderful place, but the response has been beyond anything we could have imagined. Words cannot express our gratitude, but we extend a heartfelt thank you to you all. You give us faith in the future of our farm.
Forty successful years of farming organically in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley and we are blindsided by the February snowstorms and hungry trumpeter swans, geese and ducks! They devoured our spring vegetables, leaving only stems. A beautiful crop, worth more than $100,000 at market, is lost. And 12 years of farmer Nash Huber's breeding work to develop superior strains of purple sprouting broccoli and Italian cauliflower are gone.
We don’t blame the birds. They have never gorged on our spring crops before. With 18 inches of snow cover, not seen since 1989, there was just nothing else for them to eat. They must have been really hungry because in two short days they ate 10 acres of broccoli and cauliflower to just stalks!
Our farm is a long term supplier of organic produce for Sequim, Seattle, and beyond, but this loss has us backed into a corner. No spring income means we can’t buy seed or hire seasonal workers. We may have to let workers go, and even skip vegetable growing this season.
We are hard hit by this unexpected weather and hungry bird calamity. That's where you come in. We are reaching out to our friends, customers and folks who support organic agriculture and asking for any contribution from $10, $50, $100 to $1,000 or more to support our farm and the food we grow. Thank you so much for your consideration!
Check out www.nashsorganicproduce.com to learn more about the farm.