Farmer Cynthia Sandberg owns Love Apple Farms, nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is dedicated one hundred percent to Manresa. Everything grown here is at Chef Kinch’s disposal. It’s such a unique and successful relationship that famous chefs like Eric Ripert and Alain Passard have traveled to this small town to cook with Chef Kinch and explore Cynthia’s farm.
Love Apple Farms is a for-profit business and Farmer Sandberg’s only source of income. Unlike many other biodynamic farms serving restaurants in this country she doesn’t have the backing of a huge NGO. She has to make her farm profitable to pay the bills – which means becoming a small cooking & farming school as well as serving the restaurant’s needs.