Petrina and Jonathan use sustainable growing practices such as cover crops, compost, and crop rotation, and simply letting the land rest. They manage pests and disease naturally by using time-tested practices, growing varieties that are resilient, and simply accepting a small amount of damage rather than using chemical controls.
They grow over 200 varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs in any given season, from artichoke to zucchini. They especially enjoy growing heirloom varieties and things that you won’t find at the grocery store. Where else are you going to find purple kohlrabi, romanesco cauliflower, speckled romaine lettuce, and dragon tongue beans? Visit the farm during the height of the season and you will find everyday staples such as broccoli, lettuce, and onions alongside more unusual items such as cardoon, sweet Italian peppers, and romano beans.
In their past lives, Petrina was a non-profit executive and Jonathan was a lawyer. They met in DC and moved out here to get away from it all. After spending some time in the City, they bought their farm and hired Vince from Caruso Farm as their farmer lead. That was over 5 years ago!
You can find Petrina at Bellevue's farmer's market from May - October.