Hell or High Water Farm grew out of a love for cooking and growing fresh, nutrient dense food together. In 2009, Kevin and Desirée Helfrick began tucking heirloom tomatoes, pumpkins, and strawberries into any patch of bare dirt they could find near their apartment in Lower Queen Anne. Soon came a move to Wallingford where they kept backyard chickens and maintained an edible garden. Seattle Tilth Plant Sales became much anticipated holidays as they learned to grow organic vegetables, berries, and herbs.
In 2015 Kevin enrolled in Seattle Tilth's Farm Works program, a business incubator program for beginning farmers, located at Red Barn Ranch near the Green River Valley. In 2018 Hell or High Water Farm moved to The Cart before Horse Farm on the Enumclaw plateau. Hell or High Water Farm now produces vegetables, flowers, and poultry on 7 acres of organically managed land for CSA, farmers markets, and restaurants in Seattle and Enumclaw.
Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do." ―Wendell Berry