La Tercera Farm
Out for the Season
2.5 acres in Bolinas, California, 20 miles from the farmers market and 3 acres in Petaluma 40 miles from the FPFM.
Annabelle Lenderink plus 16 part-time employees.
Marin Organic Certified Agriculture (MOCA)
Annabelle has been farming organically for 25 years. She manages sales full-time for Star Route Farm, and started La Tercera on the side on a plot of land owned by Star Route farmer Warren Weber as a way to explore unusual and heirloom varieties. She is also motivated by the drive to pay her workers a living wage and provide Bay Area eaters with good food (the tiny farm does not turn a profit).
In addition to selling at farmers' markets, Annabelle sells a large portion of the vegetables (around 60%) to restaurants.
To manages pests La Tercera uses crop rotation and creates habitat for pollinators. They also vary their planting throughout the year.
La Tercera uses mulch, cover crops, and compost to build the soil.
Drip and sprinkler irrigation. The water comes from a nearby creek.