Filigreen Farm

Filigreen Farm

Filigreen Farm

Filigreen Farm

Filigreen Farm is situated in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California. Historically it housed a dairy and produced hops then apples and alfalfa, amongst other crops.  In the late 1980’s the farm was developed as a biodynamic apple orchard. Following a change of ownership in 2000 the land was donated to the Yggdrasil Land Foundation. Filigreen Farm, LLC leases the 87-acre property and began development of a mixed biodynamic farm and garden, consisting primarily of high-density orchards and a vineyard. Apples, pears, blueberries, peaches, cherries and olives for oil production are grown with the largest acreage devoted to the valley’s specialty, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes.

Five acres have been set aside for development as intensive horticultural teaching gardens.  Anderson Creek, a major tributary of the Navarro River, bisects the farm and has, over the years, undergone extensive stream bank stabilization projects, serving as a training ground for other at-risk riparian lands.  A Conservation Easement held by the Anderson Valley Land Trust further protects the property. In the future the farm will also provide environmental education opportunities and a farm intern training program. At present there is a long term lease in place with annual rent payments and an organizational support fee.