Farmsteads

So-called household farms offer a look at traditional management procedures and a chance to take part in country life. Such farms are subsistence operations, and here the tour or story will be more diverse than is the case with specialised farms. The experience will be different each time, depending on the season of the year, the work that is done at the farm, etc.

  • Many farms offer milk, bread, cheese, fruits, vegetables, honey and berries during the appropriate season.
  • Children can visit and feed the domestic animals.
  • Guests can help with gathering hay, chopping wood, picking potatoes, etc.
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Latvia

Z/S "Drosi vesels"

Saimniecība atrodas Jelgavas novada Vilces pagastā. Audzē siltumnīcas dārzeņus un augus, izgatavo dažādas ziedes no ārstniecības augiem un piedāvā lekcijas par veselīgu uzturu un dzīvesveidu. Pieejama lauku pirtiņa.

Distance from countries capital city86   Season1-12  
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Latvia

"Kalnini"

Piemājas saimniecībā "Kalniņi" izbūvēts Bišu namiņš, kur var ļauties bišu zumēšanas meditācijai. Bišu namiņš ir neliela koka ēka, kurā ieejot var būt kopā ar bitēm. Uz tām burtiski var sēdēt un gulēt - bišu stropi iebūvēti mājas sānos, no ēkas iekšpuses stropi izveidoti par divām gultasvietām vai sēdvietām. Bišu namiņā izvietotas septiņas bišu saimes, aplūkojot ēku no ārpuses var redzēt sānos bišu skrejas un arī pašas bites.
Papildus tiek piedāvāta arī dažādu veidu bišu produkcija -  medus, bišu maize, skaistas un aromātiskas vaska sveces. Iespējams nodegustēt biškopības produktus un baudīt siltu tēju. Ģimenes ar bērniem tiek iesaistītas izzinošās meistarklasēs, apgūstot vaska sveču liešanas tehniku un bišu ikdienas darba ritējumu.

Nature for Health   Distance from countries capital city267   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Indani farm

Adults and children will be able to learn about farm animals, view a collection of ancient tools, enjoy a country sauna with birch and juniper switches, drink herbal tea with honey, and taste carrot buns. During the summer, accommodations are offered in the granary or on the second level of the sauna.

Horseback riding   Agriculture   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city95   Season5-10   Must register in advance Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Internet access Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available No pets allowed Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

The Puteni farm

This farm features fowl and pets, as well as a hike “along the path of Baron von Behr.”  The owners teach visitors about traditional annual rituals, including the preparation of caraway seed cheese and other Latvian dishes.

Agro Heritage   Distance from countries capital city128   Season1-12  
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Latvia

The IKS Park

The IKS Park organisation offers rural joy, playing around and relaxing at the edge of a forest.  Visitors can engage in crafts, learn about medicinal plants from Latvia in an interactive way and also learn about the properties of same.  There are two different territories.  One is an open-air exhibition of medicinal plants, with six beds of various plants.  Visitors are invited to stroll through the garden and learn about plants that might be useful and appropriate for them.  There is also room for mini-football, a barefoot trail, an “ant trail” that is a relay race with various steps, a pergola and a class to teach about nature.  Second, there is a small farm with workshops and a mini zoo.  Under a large canopy or in a cosy fireplace hall, visitors can try their hand at traditional and modern Latvian crafts.  There is also a chance to play various games, some of which are quite ancient, indeed.  Master craftsmen at the farm offer practical activities that allow visitors to produce their own souvenirs.  Class topics include weaving of blankets from plants, jewellery making, soap making, grinding of flour, etc.

 

 

Distance from countries capital city30   Season1-12   Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Dzirnupes

This is an organic farm, and visitors are invited to join in the fieldwork - gather hay, make sauerkraut, pull weeds, milk a goat, watch the geese, catch some fish and then smoke them in accordance with the farmer’s own recipe. Visitors can also help to bake bread. There’s a sauna where you can inhale the aroma of healthy grasses and drink some medicinal teas.
Local lifestyle   Distance from countries capital city100   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) No pets allowed Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Atputas vieta "Buki"

Atpūtas vieta "Buki" atrodas Ventspils novadā, Baltijas jūras piekrastes aizsargjoslā. "Buki" ir klusa vieta atpūtai, kur iespējams baudīt Latvijas lauku mieru. Piedāvā atpūtu ģimenēm ar bērniem, draugu kompānijām vai vienkārši dabu mīlošiem cilvēkiem. Atpūtas vietas teritorija ir labiekārtota un tajā ir iespējama makšķerēšana piemājas dīķī, sporta aktivitātes kā volejbols un basketbols, kā arī teritorijā ir atrakcijas bērniem - batuts un šūpoles. Nakšņošanas iespējas 4 veidu kotedžās un 3 veidu numuros viesu namā. Mini ZOO iespējams apskatīt kazas, pundurkazu, vistas, pīles u.c. Mājražojumi (kūpināta gaļa un zivis, kazas siers, olas, desas, sezonas augļi un dārzeņi u.c. produkti), degustācijas.

For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city194   Season1-12   Accommodation available
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Latvia

The “Gulbji” Selonian homestead

The “Gulbji” Selonian homestead is one of the very few places in Latvia where you can see a farm typical of the historical region of Selonia with its typical buildings. “Gulbji” is comparatively far from major roads and populated areas. It is on the so-called Dronku Island, not far from the beginning of the ancient Dviete River valley. The owners of “Gulbji” have collected a wealth of ancient household objects. Visitors can study the farm, examine a collection of medicinal plants, enjoy Selonian foods, or take a “black sauna.” It could be said that people at “Gulbji” have a natural farm which nurtures and maintains the traditions of the historical region.

Latvian cuisine: Crepes, grit soup, cream of potato soup, beans sautéed in a special sauce, fruit dessert, bread soup with whipped cream, tortes, herbal teas.

Special foods: Zeppelins.

Agro Heritage   Distance from countries capital city140   Season4-10   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Pre-order required
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Latvia

The Laima farm

The farm engages in cattle breeding, fruit and vegetable growing, and production and processing of milk and meat. Contact the farm in advance to purchase homemade products, learn to make cheese, and bake your own bread on the basis of ancient recipes. This farm is part of the culinary heritage of Latgale.

Seminars   For parties   Fishing   Distance from countries capital city250   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Internet access No pets allowed Accommodation available Must register in advance
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Finland

The Kettukallio forest farm

Kettukallio - the Fox Rock in Finnish, is a traditional forest farm in Lohja municipality. The old wooden buildings, smoke sauna and the small pond makes the surroundings truly authentic. The traditional games originated in old times and are funny leisure activities suitable for all.

Local lifestyle   Distance from countries capital city71  
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Latvia

The untraditional Bieles farm

This farm is run by a young family which left the hurly-burly of Rīga to enjoy the peace of the countryside.  The couple wants to restore links with the earth, learn to hear and feel the seasons, and to establish a sustainable farm.  They love everything that is natural and even a bit untraditional.  They like to engage in experiments and dislike the stiffness of the city.  Bieles is 15 km from Madona, 2 km from Ļaudona, 30 km from Mount Gaiziņš, 159 km from Rīga and 100 m above sea level.  Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets are guaranteed.

 

 

Distance from countries capital city156   Season1-12  
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Latvia

Zemnieku saimnieciba ''Valmoniras''

Valmoniras is a 50-hectare biological farmstead in the middle of the quiet forest, near Riga, where it is possible to organise enterteinment or celebrations for big and small groups.  

For parties   Distance from countries capital city32   Season1-12  
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Latvia

Dzivesveida centrs "Tavai sirdij"

Хозяин создал специальный комплекс курсов и процедур, которые посвящены здоровому образу жизни. Обучение для групп, массажи, лекции, практические занятия и т.п.

By the sea   Seminars   Walking   Beautiful sights   Active leisure   Distance from countries capital city165   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available
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Estonia

Energia Farm herb garden

Energia (Energy) Farm beside the Navesti River is the largest Estonian company to ecologically grow and process herbs. There is a big herb centre with herbal trails, a modern teahouse, a seminar centre and an eco-spa; the farm’s accommodation features all modern conveniences.

Distance from countries capital city157   Season1-12  
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Latvia

Lielkruzes, a Latvian farm

Organic farming principles which maintain the biological diversity of the surrounding region will be explained to visitors during a tour which also offers consultations on environmentally friendly farming. Organic produce is available for purchase, and visitors can relax on the waterside - fishing, enjoying a sauna and making use of local accommodations. A herd of wild cattle can also be observed.
Distance from countries capital city149   Season6-10   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Lithuania

Lauku seta "Grikucis"

Lauku sēta ar pirti atrodas Merkys upes krastā, ciema nomalē meža tuvumā. Piedāvā programmu "Griķu ceļš no sēklas līdz galdam", iespējams nobaudīt tradicionālos ēdienus. Piedāvā arī nakšņošanu.

Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12  
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Latvia

Zemnieku saimnieciba "Imanti"

Bioloģiska saimniecība. Piedāvā mājās gatavota kazu siera degustāciju. Bērni paši var pamēģināt kazu slaukšanu. Izbraukums apkārtnē ar zirgu. Apārtējos mežos iespējama ogošana un sēņošana. Šķirnes medību suņu darba pārbaudes un apmācība. 

Distance from countries capital city184   Season1-12  
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Latvia

Latvian traditions in "Jankalni"

This site features a folklore trail to explain the content of ancient writings, symbols and folk songs. Visitors can learn about the importance of plants in human health, sing songs and play games. On offer are various lifetime rituals, including baptism and so on). There are fire and sauna rituals and annual festivals. Register in advance for a traditional meal.

Distance from countries capital city105   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Biological farm Avotini

Viena no pirmajām bioloģiskajām saimniecībām valstī. Pamatnozare - dārzeņkopība. 33 ha platībā tiek audzētas sojas pupiņas, cietes un pārtikas kartupeļi, burkāni, galda bietes un citi dārzeņi, kā arī griķi un sinepes. Uzsākta eļļas auga Idra audzēšana. Saimniecībā pamazām pāriet uz pākšaugu audzēšanu, izmantojot moderno tehniku. Iespēja iesaistīties visdažādākajos lauku darbos: sulu spiešanā, pupiņu šķirošanā un našķu gatavošanā. Iespēja apmīļot tādus mājdzīvniekus kā trušus, kazas u.c. Bioloģisko produktu iegāde. Vizināšanās ar laivu un makšķerēšana piemājas dīķī vai ezerā. Nakšņošanai viesiem tiek piedāvāta vieta teltīm pie Adulienas ezera. Iespējama nakšņošana svaigi pļautā sienā siena šķūnī vai siena gubā.

Agriculture   Distance from countries capital city180   Season5-10   Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Saimnieciba "Bandavas"

Saimniecība piedāvā zirgu izjādes (ratos un mugurā), iespēja apskatīt dzīvniekus lauku sētā (zosis, vistas, truši, teliņi, kazas, aitas, suņi un kaķi). Pļavas ar ārstniecības augiem, mežs, dīķis, stārķu koks. Sarunas par dzīvi ar saimniekiem. Rīta rasas skaistuma procedūras, "varžu koris", tējas baudīšana seno ābeļu paēnā, ārstniecības augu vākšana kopā ar saimnieci. Telšu un piknika vietas (līdz 20 cilvēkiem).

Distance from countries capital city61   Season1-12  
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Latvia

Jumari

The farm grows fruit, vegetables and berries, including highbush blueberries. Tours of the farm are available, and you can learn about biological farming, taste herbal teas and enjoy a countryside feast. The lady of the farm prepares herbal pillows and woven bookmarks.

Distance from countries capital city140   Season5-10   Internet access Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
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Latvia

The Meza Lielgalvji farm

The farm is on the banks of the Daugava River and grows various berries, apples and pears. You can taste the fruit and berries in the garden and by products, as well.

Distance from countries capital city120   Season6-9   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Lejas, “Everything with our own hands and with no equipment”

This is an unusual farm, one with no electricity (its owners use candle lanterns and petroleum lamps), with all work done by hand. Visitors can watch the milking of goats, the subsequent handling of milk, and the production of cheese. They can help to harness horses, try out sleds on wheels, and work with a scythe and a sickle. Livestock raised in the Latvian countryside can be viewed.

Agro Heritage   Distance from countries capital city200   Season4-10   Accommodation available Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Optional meals
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Latvia

Licitis

Naktsmītne, pirts, telpas pasākumiem, aktīvā atpūta dabā.

Mājas alus brūvēšana un siera siešana.

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Lithuania

Linos un Egidijaus Cerniauskų lauku seta

Lauku sēta atrodas Džūkijas nacionālajā parkā. Saimniecībā iespējams pašiem ar saimnieces nelielu palīdzību pagatavot tradicionālos dzūku ēdienus veco laiku maizes krāsnī. Kulinārais mantojums un izglītības programmas. Piedāvā arī nakšņošanu.
 

Silence and Peace   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city116   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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Latvia

The Kalna Pakalniesi farm

The farm produces dairy products and strawberries. You can learn to bake rye bread, make cheese and ice cream, and look at sheep, goats, pigs, calves, cows, horses, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs, etc. If you like, you can help with the farm work and taste and purchase the products.

For children and teenagers   Fishing   Active leisure   Horseback riding   Seminars   For parties   Distance from countries capital city153   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Internet access Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

DabaLaba

Mēs dzīvojam vietā, kur apdzīvotība uz 1 km2 ir vismazākā Latvijā. Mums visapkārt ir plaši meži, ar lielu dzīvnieku blīvumu, tīrām upēm un skaistiem meža ezeriem. Mēs ar prieku jums to parādīsim!

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Latvia

Mazburkas

The Mazburkas farm is in a lovely location between the Rīga-Ventspils (A 10) highway and Tukums, with a beautiful and hillocky landscape all around it.  There are fields grapes on the southern slopes of the hillocks, and some 60 different kinds of grapes are grown there.  Visitors can pick their own grapes or buy some that have already been picked.  The lady of the farm produces outstanding wines that have received prestigious prizes, including international ones.  Another specialisation is sheep breeding.  Visitors can look at the herd and purchase mutton if they contact the farm in advance for that purpose.  There is a large wooden platform at the farm for visitors.  Owner Gunta Niedra is happy to share in her experiences and provide consultations to those who wish to engage in sheep breeding.

Distance from countries capital city67   Season1-12   Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The Upmali environmental and health farm

The farm (120 ha) produces teas, herbs, plant oils, special balms, cosmetics, plant-based soaps, etc., under the brand name AnnA Bermans. The lovely landscape around the farm has been used to establish aromatherapy, reflexology, healthy nutrition and other healing gardens at which guests can learn about and enjoy the most ancient treatments related to the environment, plants, water and nutrition. Special meals can be prepared on an outdoor stove, while the House of Grasses is a place where people can prepare their own teas, balms, cosmetics or soaps. Products are available for sale.

Nature for Health   Agro Heritage   Distance from countries capital city133   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Kaijas subsistence farm

Go horseback or wagon riding all year long, find contacts with goats, sheep, chickens, turkeys, geese, and ducks, and taste smoked goat cheese. The owner also produces Christmas and other decorations.

Skiing   For parties   Horseback riding   Distance from countries capital city125   Season1-12   Must register in advance Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

The LIELKALNI farm

The LIELKALNI farm planted two hectares of uncommon berries four years ago – golden currants, viburnum, large-fruit hazel trees, sea buckthorn, the black elder, five-flavour berries, the Chinese gooseberry, edible honey-suckle, etc. The farm has been biologically certified since 2008. In 2009 it received certification from the Latvian Food and Veterinary Service for the production of health-boosting syrups, jellies, jams and teas. Tourists can taste the teas, seasonal berries, syrups, jellies and other treats, all of which are also available for sale.
Distance from countries capital city120   Season5-10   Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Must register in advance