Annabelle Lenderink has been farming in Marin county for 20 years. Annabelle’s mission at La Tercera is to find forgotten vegetable varieties that are not grown on larger farms — and convince people to eat them! She specializes in unusual French and Italian crops, such as Agretti and Marina d’Chioggia squash, which she markets to restaurants and farmers’ market customers.
Annabelle has a background as a chef. Her cooking expertise both fuels her interest in unusual crops, and makes her particularly skilled at marketing those crops to restaurants. Annabelle describes herself as a “low-input grower,” using cover crops and compost to build soil fertility. “No high-tech here,” she says. “Just lots of manual labor done by professional field workers.” She prides herself in paying her employees as much as she can, consistently well above the going rate for farm labor in California.
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Bolinas, CA 94924
(415) 868-0831 Bolinas, Marin County, CA 30 miles Blucher loam Creek Annabelle Lenderink farms with 6-8 part-time, year-round workers and a few volunteers. Certified Organic by Marin Organic Certified Agriculture since 2002 Compost and cover crops. Hoeing The key to pest management at La Tercera is raising strong, healthy crops that are naturally more pest resistant. 4.5 miles