hree Leaf Farm is owned by Lenny and Sara Martinelli, who also own the local restaurant group, Three Leaf Concepts. With six restaurants located in the Boulder area, the Martinelli’s purchased the farm in 2011 so they could bring organic produce to their menus without raising prices. (You can learn more about their restaurants HERE)
The small farmstead boasts a wide range of produce, including heirloom tomatoes, peppers, brocolli, greens, corn, squash and more. There are a number of fruit trees on the farm that offer apricots, peaches, apples, plums, and cherries. Herbs, both medicinal and culinary, abound on the property, as do a wide array of flowers.
The farm is also home to chickens, goats and horses, all who contribute to the ecosystem of the farm.
Committed to the idea of self-sustaining agriculture and an environmentally conscious lifestyle, the Martinell’s received the 2012 Nature’s Plate Award, awarded by the prestigious Nature Conservancy, for the “greenest” restaurant in Colorado. In 2013, Three Leaf Farm was honored with the Lafayette Heritage Award for preserving the agricultural spirit of Lafayette. In 2014, Lenny and Sara were inducted into the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame. To learn more about Lenny and Sara, you can visit their bio page, HERE.
Our Ranch Hand – Jax Martinelli
The son of Len and Sara, Jax joined our staff in 2012 as the Ranch and Stable Hand. Jax is currently a student at Colorado State University studying Wildlife Biology and Agriculture, and assists on the farm in the stables and barnyard caring for the horses, goats and chickens and maintaining the facilities.