Rudy Bungcayao came to America from the Philippines in the 70s. His wife is from Hawaii and he lived there with her until they decided to move to California to start a farm with the help of Rudy’s uncle, who immigrated to California in 1927 and started a 5-acre onion farm. Rudy wanted to be a farmer too because he wanted to work for himself. When Rudy’s uncle retired, he gave his farm equipment to Rudy so he could carry on the tradition. Rudy learned a lot about farming not only from him, but also another uncle living here who grew Asian vegetables like long beans. With so much experience in the family, Rudy learned how to be successful as a farmer. He now owns his own land and rents additional farmland to help him provide a diverse selection of produce for his customers. Rudy sells at Heart of the City Farmers Market with his sister Alelie, sister in-law Sally, and brother Richard. They all work together to keep this family farm thriving.