“Our philosophy is that Nature knows best.”
Joel Huesby
Protected Farms

Huesby Farms

Location: Touchet, WA
Date Protected: 2003
Acres: 174

Current Farmer:

Joel and Cynthia Huesby

Project Background:

Huesby Farms was Washington Farmland Trust’s second conserved property. The Huesby family are fourth generation farmers and the preservation of their certified organic farm is an important victory in an area overwhelmingly dominated by conventional agriculture.

Property Description:

Huesby Farms’ 174 acres of rolling pastureland rests between the Oregon border and the Blue Mountains. Formerly operated as Thundering Hooves, a pasture-finished meat business, Huesby Farms is now a small scale diversified farm.

Farm Products:

The Huesbys currently raise wheat, alfalfa seed, pumpkins, heirloom corn, and squash.