Iu-Mien Village Farms
Iu-Mien Village Farms is an organic farm cooperative of Lao Iu-Mien families. Iu-Mien Village Farms was founded in April 2006 and is dedicated to fostering health and wellness among its members by growing and selling high-quality organic produce.
Most Iu-Mien refugees were subsistence farmers in their home country of Laos. Iu-Mien Village Farms provides its members opportunities to reconnect to the land; grow traditional foods; learn organic farming methods; and develop economic strength for their families. Iu-Mien Village Farms was sponsored by the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) from 2006 to 2010.
In 2011, one family, headed by Warn and Muang Saechao, took over the AgPark license as an independent farming business. Warn and Muang grow Seascape and Albion organic strawberries for local markets.
In 2012, another family member, Chan Saelee, took over the AgPark license as an independent farming business. Chan works with his children and grow Seascape and Albion organic strawberries for local markets.
For more information contact: Chan Saelee, 510-457-6047 or email.