Farmer: Nick Fanoe: Salinas, CA. Chef: Val Cantu. Laura heads to Salinas, California to meet the farmers behind leafy greens. One farmer whose family has been making it work for over 100 years is Nick Fanoe. It is there that Laura learns more about their rich family history and about what it truly means to be a sustainable farmer. Laura brings two starred Michelin chef Val Cantu from California's restaurant in San Francisco, to Nick Fanoe's farm. Together they create vibrant dishes that explore Val's roots while using what's fresh.