Protected Farms

Williams Hudson Bay Farm

Location: Touchet, WA
Date Protected: 2011
Acres: 300

Current Farmer:

Tom and Ray Williams. 

Project Background:

In the last decade, brothers Tom and Ray Williams along with their wives Penny and Melinda began to transition their entire farm operation to organic production. Washington 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.

Property Description:

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. The property, which historically was the Hudson Bay Trading Company’s farm during the mid-1800′s, is certified organic and Salmon-Safe.

Farm Products:

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.