Oregon House, CA
Farmers: Juan Jose and Eve Domingo
Located on fertile soils in a valley between sunny hilltops, Filaki Farms can be found on the border between Nevada and Yuba counties. Founded in 1998 by Juan Jose Domingo, the farm’s name comes from the Greek word filo, which means love. Juan Jose comes from a village outside of Valencia, Spain, where he grew up working on his family’s farm with his father, uncles, and neighbors. When he arrived in California 28 years ago, he learned about organic farming practices and immediately began integrating them into the body of traditional knowledge he had absorbed as a boy. Eve began farming with Juan Jose a little over 10 years ago, and is now also an “indoor farmer” at BriarPatch, where she works with the plants and flowers.