“As stewards of this land for the last thirty years, we are honored to have our farm recognized for the value it holds for wildlife, our agricultural community, and our beloved CSA members.”
Farmer Sue Ujcic
Protected Farms

Helsing Junction Farm

Location: Rochester, WA
Date Protected: 2015
Acres: 42

Current Farmer:

Annie Salafsky and Susan Ujcic

Project Background:

A project over three years in the making, the preservation of this acreage would not have been possible without the visionary collaboration of farmer Sue Ujcic, her husband Jared Snyder, business partner Annie Salafsky, and our funding partner, Thurston County Conservation Futures.

Property Description:

Farming pioneers in the area for over 23 seasons, Helsing Junction Farm was founded in 1992 by Annie Salafsky and Susan Ujcic. The farm began as a 75 member CSA and over the years has slowly expanded to its current size of 1,000 shareholders. The partnership between Annie and Sue has grown to include their families as well as the families of the people who work with them. Farming is a group effort now, with great pride taken in the health and fertility of the soil as well as the beauty of the produce grown.

Farm Products:

A wide variety of produce, including vegetables, fruit, and flowers. Helsing Junction also teams up with other local producers to provide CSA members with access to fruit, honey, grain, mushrooms, pastured poultry and sauerkraut, available via their webstore.