Farms inform visitors about products or skills that relate to farming, cattle breeding, fishing, food production or craftsmanship that has been inherited from at least one generation, continues to exist and is developing in modern ways.  Owners offer tours, tastings of products, demonstrations of manufacturing processes, a chance to take part in some of the work on the farm, or a chance to take master classes.  Some farms have stores or kiosks with farm products and/or souvenirs.  Others offer interesting exhibitions of equipment and tools.

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from 80 EUR / night

Zarini

The old granary of the homestead is now a regional research museum that the lady of the house has established to present various exhibits related to fishing and life on the sea.

Agri Heritage   Seminars   By the sea   Guests13 (7)   Bedrooms7 (2)   Distance from countries capital city220   Season5-9   Internet access
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Latvia
from 14 EUR / pers

Upenite

This farm nurtures Lettigalian traditions, serves Lettigalian foods, produces dairy products (including cheeses), grows local plants (which you can purchase), and offers a chance to visit a Iproper Lettigalian black sauna. The owners themselves will serve as the sauna masters.

For parties   Sauna Experience   Agriculture   Agri Heritage   Guests8 (2)   Bedrooms2   Distance from countries capital city240   Season5-10   Child discount 50% Optional meals No pets allowed
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Latvia

Usi

Hikers can take a tour to see the industrial history of Kolka, complete with theatrical elements and tasting of Latvia’s best sprats.

By the sea   Horseback riding   Agri Heritage   Guests5 (1)   Bedrooms2   Distance from countries capital city160   Season4-10   Internet access Optional meals
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Latvia

Mikelis

An open-air museum featuring a typical Semigallian farm in Zemgale during the first half of the 20th century.  You can visit a collection of farming equipment and old automobiles.

Agri Heritage   Guests58   Bedrooms22   Distance from countries capital city83   Accommodation available Electric vehicle charging available Disable Access Internet access Optional meals
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Latvia

Caunites

The host teaches the bread baking traditions and bakes in a real bread owen.

Programme:

  • Meet the hostess, introduction to Caunītes country house.
  • Bread baking workshop. Making bread loaves from a previously prepared dough. When the loaves are ready, the hostess will put them in the oven.
  • Lunch while the bread is baking – a traditional meal of soup and bread.
  • Taking the bread out of the oven. Guests will get their own loaves to take with them.
Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city40   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Mazmezotnes muiza

A permanent exposition on the history of sugar beet and sugar industry in Latvia has been installed in the Great Servants' House.

Agri Heritage   Heritage gardens   Guests40 (10)   Bedrooms6 (2)   Distance from countries capital city80   Season1-12   Accommodation available Optional meals
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Latvia
from 60 EUR / night

Meza Skuki

This is an apiary which you can tour and then taste honey and buy products. There are also sauna rituals for health and beauty.

Active leisure   Agri Heritage   Fishing   Sauna Experience   Guests9   Bedrooms2   Distance from countries capital city205   Season1-12   Child discount 50% Accommodation available
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Latvia
from 35 - 160 EUR / B&B

Roja

Groups are offered feasts related to fishing, songs and dances.  Guests can watch how fish are smoked, learn more about the work of fishermen, and learn how to bake carrot buns.

Agri Heritage   For parties   Active leisure   By the sea   Seminars   Guests35 (6)   Bedrooms14   Distance from countries capital city120   Season1-12   Internet access
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Latvia

THE BERGHOF MILK ESTATE

The granary and cheese-making facility of the former Sieksāte (Berghof) Estate now house a museum (since 1985) which tracks the route of milk from the cow to the finished product. You can try your hand at milking cows and churning butter, and then you can taste what you have created.

Skiing   Seminars   Walking   Rural SPA   Active leisure   Heritage gardens   Sauna Experience   Mammal watching   For parties   For children and teenagers   Agri Heritage   Cycling   Guests46 (90)   Bedrooms23 (1)   Distance from countries capital city157   Season1-12   Internet access SPA Accommodation available Optional meals
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Latvia
from 30 - 60 EUR / DBL

Atputas parks Laumas

The Laumas farm offers you a chance to be a beekeeper, watching the lives of bees in hives (while wearing a beekeeper’s suit), touring a bee trail and climbing a tree with the help of a truss.

Skiing   For children and teenagers   For parties   Active leisure   Agri Heritage   Seminars   Guests26 (19)   Bedrooms12   Distance from countries capital city130   Season1-12   No pets allowed Optional meals Internet access
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z/s Vilcini

Family farm that is working with poultry and selling eggs for incubation and also for food. In the farm you can see different breed of chickens, pearl chickens, geese and Indian runner ducks. While visiting it is possible to feed the birds and rabbits. During the excursion you can get to know the full cycle from the egg to the grown bird.

On the farm they also grow garlic. Garlic farm is open for visitors. They also grow garlic for further planting.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city133   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Vaidelotes farm

Here you can visit a working farm that honours Latvian traditions, organises celebrations of traditional holidays and offers feasts of foods that are grown on the farm.

Agriculture   For parties   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accepts tourist groups Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Licisi, Ltd.

Here you will learn about the history of the farm, as well as goat breeding in Latvia -- how the animals are grown and how their milk is processed into various products.

Mammal watching   For children and teenagers   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city34   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups No pets allowed Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Skalu pinumi

Wooden slat weaving workshop is located in Jelgava county, Sesava parish. Craftswoman is making different type of wooden slat baskets and basketry from pine, linden, aspen and black alder.

There are several different categories of baskets, available in different sizes - picknick baskets, baskets for berry and mushroom picking, trays, baskets for firewood, laundry baskets, onion / garlic baskets, baskets for kids, and diverse baskets for daily use. Various inscriptions and drawings are also made on the weavings. They also accept orders for individual orders. In the workshop it is possible to see the wooden slat basket weaving process as well as have the opportunity to learn to make your own basket.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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"Kalnini"

By the beekeeping farm “Kalniņi” there is a Bee Hut – small wooden house in which you can feel the presence of bees. The hives with seven bee families are built-in the sides of the Bee Hut, but inside the building they are designed as beds or seats. When looking at the building from the outside you can see the bee runs and also bees themselves. In addition, “Kalniņi” also offer different types of bee products – honey, pollen bread, beautiful and aromatic wax candles. It is possible to taste beekeeping products and enjoy a cap of warm tea. Families with kids can participate in educational workshops, learn how to make wax candles and gain information about the daily life in the beekeeping farm.

Since summer 2018 everyone can also visit the House of Crafts, where you can participate in different activities such as Encaustic painting (also known as hot wax painting), create wooden souvenirs with burnt folk signs as well as create wax candles etc. The House of Crafts offers different itineraries for grownups, kids, youngsters and newlyweds. There you can also purchase the offered products - various flower honey, pollen, pollen bread, propolis, cell honey and wax candles.

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

The "Grain Path" exhibition at the Ribbes windmill shows how agriculture has developed over the course of the centuries and up to the modern technologies of the present day.

Seminars   Agri Heritage   For parties   For children and teenagers   Guests34 (24)   Bedrooms16   Distance from countries capital city76   Season1-12   SPA Internet access Optional meals
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The Berzini (Labirinti) farm

The owners have collected a set of old tools and milk processing equipment and will be happy talk about how these were used in the past.

For children and teenagers   Agriculture   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city50   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Must register in advance
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The Untumi horse farm

This farm maintains a herd of horses and purchases horses that satisfy historical requirements related to species of horses in Latvia.

Programme:

  • Farm excursion: meet the hosts, learn about the farm history and operations today, as well as how many and what breeds of horses are kept. Upon prior arrangement, guests can take a horseback ride or a cart ride. There are 5–6 horses available for a visitor group.
  • Master class “How to harness a horse”: meet the hosts, introduction about the farm, explanation of the equipment and demonstration of harnessing a horse. Programme duration ~1 hour. Extra option – upon prior arrangement guests can try their hand at harnessing a horse.
  • Wedding programme: a ride in a horse driven cart, a photo session, quiz games.
Agri Heritage   Horseback riding   Wellbeing Tourism   Nature for Health   Distance from countries capital city235   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Disable Access Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Meza skuki

This is an apiary which you can tour and then taste honey and buy products. There are also sauna rituals for health and beauty.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city205   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Puteni

Here you will learn about the true taste of Latvian life with traditional foods or traditions.  There is an exhibition of horse-related equipment along with a story about how it is used.  You can try your hand at harnessing a horse to a plough or a sled.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city128   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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Piksas

This is an exhibition of the life of Latvian President Kārlis Ulmanis, his contribution toward the development of the country, and the development of agriculture from 1918 until 1940.  You will near about the origins and history of bread, as well as about everyday lives on the farm.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city60   Electric vehicle charging available
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Latgalian countryside farmstead "Lesnoje"

A farmstead which specializes in biological bee-keeping. Offers training sessions in biological bee-keeping conducted by an experienced practicing bee-keeper. The lifestory of a bee in the 21st century in the mysterious bee transformations – video lectures. Tasting of honey, a chance to buy it. Countryside bath-house.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city239   Season4-9  
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Leather products and horse tackle at Apkalnmajas

Here you will hear stories about the traditional lifestyle heritage of Latgale, the production of leather goods, horse-related equipment, and local craftsmanship traditions.

Agri Heritage   For parties   Seminars   Distance from countries capital city240   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The Juri farm

A farm in Latgale that milks cows and produces cheese from ancient recipes.  Guests are welcome to take part in the process.

Programme:

  • Meet the hosts, general introduction to the Juri farm history and the origins of the local cheese making tradictions.
  • See the dairy cows in outdoor enclosures.
  • See the cheese production process.
  • Presentation and tasting of the 5 types of cheese produced on the farm.
Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city222   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Upenite

This farm nurtures Lettigalian traditions, serves Lettigalian foods, produces dairy products (including cheeses), grows local plants (which you can purchase), and offers a chance to visit a Iproper Lettigalian black sauna. The owners themselves will serve as the sauna masters.

Horseback riding   For parties   Agri Heritage   Fishing   Distance from countries capital city229   Season1-12   Must register in advance No pets allowed SPA Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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Latvia

Cafe Alida

Here you will find untraditional coffee based on ancient recipes that is made from barley, chicory, oak acorns, hemp and carrots.  You will learn about how this coffee is brewed and be offered a taste of it.

Agri Heritage   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city141   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Herbal teas and honey TURAIDAS

The lady of the house delivers lectures about life on the farm, covering the collection of medicinal teas, beekeeping and fence-making traditions.

Programme:

  • Meet the hosts, general introduction to Turaidas farm.
  • presentation – the hostess explains about the herbs that are collected in a large basket while guests are seated around the room and tasting the herbal teas.
  • Tea production facility, explanation of the processes.
  • Tasting fresh water from the well in the yard.
  • A tour of the apiary with a demonstration of the beekeeper’s work.
  • Tasting of diferent sorts of honey.
Agri Heritage   Heritage gardens   Distance from countries capital city199   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers
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The Latgale beer farm "Kolnasata"

This farm brews traditional beer, demonstrating the process and offering tastings.

Programme:

  • Meet the hosts, general introduction to the Kolnasāta farmstead and the Latgalian traditional beer culture.
  • Tour of the brewery, demonstration of the beer making process.
  • Tastings
Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city228   Season5-10   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Ludza Crafts Centre

Stories are told about ancient Lettigalian lives, the role of craftsmanship at a family farm, the work that farmers used to do, as well as various skills.  Visitors are welcome to take part in the process actively and to enjoy meals featuring old Lettigalian dishes.

For parties   For children and teenagers   Seminars   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city270   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Optional meals
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The “Mikelis” café

An open-air museum featuring a typical Semigallian farm in Zemgale during the first half of the 20th century.  You can visit a collection of farming equipment and old automobiles.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city80   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Electric vehicle charging available
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The Berghof dairy estate

The granary and cheese-making facility of the former Sieksāte (Berghof) Estate now house a museum (since 1985) which tracks the route of milk from the cow to the finished product. You can try your hand at milking cows and churning butter, and then you can taste what you have created. There is also a garden of fallow deer.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city156   Season1-12   Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance
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The Klajumi horse farm

The farm features twelve friendly horses from Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus, as well as three eager dogs of various species, along with rabbits, chickens, cows and cats. Here you will feel the true country spirit in four adjoining farms – Klajumi, Ganiņi, Ķemeri and Krasti. The location is near the “Rings of the Daugava” Nature Park, and you can go horseback riding along the border between Latvia and Belarus.

Latvian cuisine: Schnitzel of mushrooms, potato dumplings with dried mushrooms or meat, cream sauce and onions, baked chanterelles with new potatoes, sautéed vegetables and mushrooms, strawberries with ice cream, moonshine liquor.

Special foods: Cranberry fool a la Klajumi

For children and teenagers   Active leisure   Horseback riding   Beautiful sights   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city275   Season1-12   Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Baking carrot buns "Usi"

Hikers can take a tour to see the industrial history of Kolka, complete with theatrical elements and tasting of Latvia’s best sprats.

By the sea   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city160   Season5-10   Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Optional meals Must register in advance Pre-order required
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Ievlejas

The owners will teach you bread baking traditions and use recipes from their ancestors to bake loaves in a true bread oven.

Agri Heritage   By the sea   Guests8 (2)   Bedrooms4   Distance from countries capital city250   Season5-9  
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"Pie Andra Pitraga"

Visitors can help to smoke fish, including plaice, bream and garfish, taste the resulting food and listen to stories about seashore fishing traditions. The homestead also features some 20 type of shoreline fencing that are typical of the so-called Liv Shore.

Agri Heritage   Guests4 (2)   Bedrooms1 (1)   Distance from countries capital city170   Season5-10   Accommodation available
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The Sidrabi farm

This farm grows a brand of hemp that has been inherited from the ancestors of the lady of the house.  She will be happy to tell you about how hemp is processed and offer you a taste of hemp milk, ice cream and tea.

Beautiful sights   Fishing   For parties   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city106   Season5-11   Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latgolys smakovka

You will learn all about how moonshine has been produced since olden days and up to the present day.

Programme:

  • Meet the host – the distillery master. Introduction of the estate’s history, a walk around the park and estate buildings and Hitler’s bunker.
  • Guided tour of the distillery and explanation of the distilling equipment and process.
  • Tasting of the product.
  • Traditional Latgalian meal
Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city275   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The potter Viktors Uspelis

This potter upholds pottery traditions from the village of Silajāņi. He produces glazed and unglazed products such as dishware, candelabras, etc. You will hear attractive stories about pottery, be allowed to knead some clay and work on the potter’s wheel, and be able to tour an exhibition hall with samples of the master’s work, as produced over the course of the years. You can also commission and purchase products.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city241   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The Strops training apiary

This educational facility will inform you about beekeeping traditions and allow you to work as a beekeeper.  The owners share their knowledge during training sessions.

For children and teenagers   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city190   Season5-11   Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The potter Ilmars Vecelis

Ilmārs Vecelis takes part in the “Potter School” of the Latvian Cultural Fund and, therefore, uses ancient pottery methods that have been tested over the course of many centuries in Latgale. You can tour his workshop, attend the opening of the kiln, try your own hand at the craft, and commission and purchase finished ceramics products.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city250   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvian Agriculture museum

This museum offers a look at the Latvian countryside, informing visitors about the history of the development of the agricultural sectors and popularising evidence about farming and life in Latvia's countryside from the late 19th century to the present day.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city113   Season1-12  
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The Prenclavu windmill

The owners are maintaining the old windmill of their family.  You can take a look at the mechanisms of the mill.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city225   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Farm BITNIEKI

This farm uses traditional hives to extract honey, and it offers a look at hives that were used in the past.  The owners are happy to talk about the development of beekeeping in Latvia and their experience in this regard.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city201   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Kudraji

The farm grows peas, grits and beans, and it breeds cattle. Visitors can take a tour to learn about biodynamic agricultural techniques.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city175   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Meduspils

Tours of a beekeeping information with stories about traditions and the everyday work of beekeepers.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city100   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Mezaciruli

This multisectoral farm is happy to receive guests and talk about the origins of their fam, also demonstrating exhibition agricultural processes.

Agri Heritage   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city74   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Bread baking in BERZINI

The owners will teach you bread baking traditions and use recipes from their ancestors to bake loaves in a true bread oven.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city196   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Baking bread at "Ievlejas"

The owner uses a wood-fired stove to bake true Latvian rye bread. The dough consists of rye or barley flour, salt, sugar, caraway seas and natural yeast. You can help to bake the bread, taste and buy it, and tour the farm’s museum. The farm grows its own grain in an environmentally friendly way.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city255   Season4-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups
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Strauti

The Strauti farm is on the eastern edge of hillocks in Embūte.  The southern edge of the farm neighbours large forests with many wild animals.  Alongside is a former fowl farm.  The farm breeds rabbits, sheep, fowl, two horses and a pony.  It has a herd of cows, including Latvian Blue cows.  The farm offers tours for schoolchildren and others.  Contact the farm in advance to purchase rabbit meat, wool and vegetables.  The farm is biological.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city181   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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Macibu drava "Kare"

Mācību drava "Kāre" piedāvā iepazīties ar bišu valstības noslēpumiem. Interesanta iepazīšanās ar brīnumiem un noslēpumiem bišu saimes dzīvē. Apmeklētājiem ir iespēja ietērpties speciālos aizsargtērpos un bitenieka vadībā iepazīties ar dzīvas bišu saimes smaržu. Veselībai un dzīvespriekam iespējams iegādāties - medu, bišu maizi, bet romantiskai noskaņai - smaržīgas bišu vaska svecītes.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city219   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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The Virzas ceramics workshop

The craftspeople produce interesting clay cups with text, drawings and animal figurines inside them. You can take a tour, watch the specialists at work, and engrave your own texts on dishware. You can also use gypsum moulds to create small animals, work with a potter’s wheel, purchase souvenirs, and order products for yourself.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city204   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The blacksmith Janis Lubka

The craftsman produces practical and household items on the basis of Latvian ethnography, also continuing old traditions related to Latvian blacksmith operations. You can forge your own nail or horseshoe.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city265   Season1-12   Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Aglona Bread Museum

At this museum, you will learn all about the baking of bread from grain to loaf, and you can make your own loaves, too. You can taste bread and herbal teas. There are theatrical performances related to christenings, weddings, birthdays, etc. Local foods such as dumplings and soups made of dried mushrooms or lake fish are served. The museum sells freshly baked bread, as well as the work of local craftspeople.

Latvian cuisine: Lake fish soup, cottage cheese dumplings and other traditional Lettigalian dishes.

Special food: Soup of dried mushrooms.

Agri Heritage   For parties   Distance from countries capital city231   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accommodation available Optional meals
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The Andrupene farm

This is an authentic Lettigalian farm which dates back to the early 20th century. It features a house, granary, cattle shed, sauna and smithy. Folklore groups perform here. You can celebrate the Summer Solstice, attend a St Michael’s Day market and learn ancient craftsmanship skills. Lettigalian foods are served to groups.
Latvian cuisine: Cottage cheese pierogi, pancakes, homemade bread, butter, cheese, herbal teas, moonshine alcohol.
Special foods: Andrupene bread.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city252   Season1-12   Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Ciruli

Visitors will learn about beekeeping traditions in Latgale.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city252   Season1-12   Must register in advance
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Zemnieku saimnieciba Ballas

A beekeeping operation with traditional Latvian hives.  You will learn all about beekeeping traditions.

Agri Heritage   For children and teenagers   Distance from countries capital city179   Season6-8   Accommodation available Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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The Lapegles farm

This farm has some 150 hives of bees which are carefully tended by beekeepers. The farm also produces nectar plats such as buckwheat, clover and phacelia. You will learn all about beekeeping and taste and purchase beekeeping products.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city250   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The “Dziles” bakery

Located 300 km to the south of the Malnava Estate mansion. The lady of the house prepare hearty Lettigalian dishes and other country goodies. In the bakery the owner bakes different types of bread, for example, rye-bread, sweet-and sour bread, as well as makes cakes on pre-order. She also offers to groups and families to bake bread, pies, cakes or pizzas together. The tasting and Latgalian dishes in nowadays’style. A walk around the park of Malnava manor and stories about the white gate. Local bread is famous in Kārsava. The bakery offers brunch on weekends, as well as markets of local crafts and other products.
Latvian cuisine: Lettigalian bacon, pearl barley porridge with side dishes, potatoes stuffed with bacon and onions, sautéed vegetables with meat, berry bread, tea with honey.
Special foods: Local Dzīļi bread with bran, raisins, cranberry jam and linen seed.

For children and teenagers   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city270   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
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Saldus maiznieks

Located in the North of Saldus, half a kilometre from the Riga-Liepāja highway (A9). Saldus Maiznieks ltd (Saldus baker), founded in 1992, is a family business which produces about 2 tons of rye bread every day, bread is made with scour and natural leaven. Company offers interactive excursions through the bakery, during which the visitors can enjoy the role of a baker – they are going through the bakery and doing the jobs that match their age – sift the flour, take the bread out of the oven, form the bread loaves, and can try different ingredients of bread. The tour is led by Kristīne Kriņģele, the craftswoman of the Latvian Chamber of Crafts. The company also produces white bread, pastries and garlic toasts. Products can be purchased on spot.

Agri Heritage   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Smoking fish with Vilis Tarlaps

The fisherman’s homestead that is alongside the Kolka Lutheran Church offers a look at how fish are smoked and prepared. You can taste the fish and purchase fish that were caught in the sea (mostly plaice).

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city155   Season6-8   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The “Zvejnieki” holiday house

This home is in an old fishing village, and the residents still go fishing in the lake.  Visitors can look at a typical fishing village and fishing nets, as well as taste fish that have been caught in the lake.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city230   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Herbal teas at Kurmisi

The Kurmīši farm grows medicinal plants in an ecologically pure and lovely nature park, "Curves of Daugava," which is part of the protected landscape area "Augšdaugava." Since 1994, the farm has produced approximately 40 types of medicinal plants so as to ensure the preservation of the farm.  Enthusiasts and tourists can learn all about medicinal plants and how they are prepared.  After the tour, you can taste and purchase Kurmīši herbal teas, which taste the best if you add honey from local beekeeping operations.  Candles made of beeswax offer a special atmosphere.  The farm has areas for relaxation and a facility where the candles are made.  You can purchase a wide range of wax souvenirs and tour the beekeeping facility.  The owner also offers guided tours of the arm. 

Agri Heritage   Heritage gardens   Distance from countries capital city280   Season4-10   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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A banquet on the farm, restaurant "Otra puse"

Groups are offered feasts related to fishing, songs and dances.  Guests can watch how fish are smoked, learn more about the work of fishermen, and learn how to bake carrot buns.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city120   Season5-10   Pre-order required Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Accommodation available
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Environmental and health farm UPMAL‎I

This demonstration farm offers training in biological farming, grows medicinal plants and shares information about how they were used in the past and are used today.

Heritage gardens   Nature for Health   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city133   Season5-10   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Regina Kalnina, weaver and knitter of mittens

Regīna Kalniņa is one of the best known craftswomen in Kurzeme. She weaves blankets and shawls and knits colourful mittens. She also sews Rucava and Nīca folk costumes. The process of weaving and knitting can be viewed. Regīna’s products are widely demanded in Latvia and in other European countries.

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An antique musical instrument workshop

The exhibition features more than 100 different instruments that have been played in Latvia during the past 120 years, including accordions, harmonicas, hurdy-gurdies, kokles, zithers, castanets and many others.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city245  
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The Ance Estate

The lady of the house will teach visitors to bake carrot buns and talk about the history of the pastry.  The workshop of a craftsmanship group offers a look at the work of craftsmen and a chance to try the crafts yourself.

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The potter Viktors Pankovs

You can produce your own beer stein, candelabra or teacup with your name on it, and it will be fired in the same kiln which the master craftsman uses. He will wait for you to return to the location to pick up what you have designed. You can purchase clay dishware, work with clay, help to open the kiln, take a tour, and listen to stories about pottery traditions in Latgale.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city240   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Dzintarlase

The owner will show beekeeping traditions and everyday activities in the apiary.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city60   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Smoking fish with Andris at Pitrags

Visitors can help to smoke fish, taste the resulting food and listen to stories about seashore fishing traditions. The homestead also features some 20 type of shoreline fencing that are typical of the so-called Liv Shore.

Walking   Agri Heritage   By the sea   Active leisure   Distance from countries capital city170   Season5-10   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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The Dundenieki ceramics workshop

These craftspeople produce magnificent Lettigalian ceramics. You can watch a video about pottery which shows how a piece of clay can be turned into dishware. You can take a tour, try your own hand at the potter’s wheel, and purchase finished products.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city233   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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THE GARDEN OF SKAIDRITE BAUZE

Eine der berühmtesten Volkskunsthandwerkerinnen, die ihre 170 Paare Handschuhe umfassende Kollektion ausstellt.

Agriculture   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city70   Season5-9   Must register in advance Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Ausekli windmill

Visitors can see traditional Latvian farm with an ancient tool collection (household tools, machinery etc), as well as renovated mill building. In real bread oven can bake bread and buns.

Programme:

  • Meet the guide, introduction.
  • A tour of the museum buildings and exhibitions: the windmill, 9 the farm machinery, the smithy, collections of shoe making, carpentry, ironing, photography equipment, radios, coins and paper money, childrens’ toys, etc.
  • During the excursion visitors can try out milling flour in the windmill.
Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city70   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accommodation available
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Maras drava

Located in one of the most untouched corners of northern Latgale. Already from the spring they offer worker bee and later both, young and producing bee, propolis and wax mixture candles, pollen bread and propolis in butter. The workshop produces bee hives and other apiary equipment.

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The potter Stanislavs Vilums

The potter works with ancient traditions and offers authentic circumstances in a modern environment.  Visitors can hear stories about the history and traditions of pottery, work with clay and take part in the opening of the kiln.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city250   Season4-10   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Association "Watermarks", The Meadow Museum in Kaldabruṇa

There is a Meadow Museum about the farming of meadows in the past and the present.

Agri Heritage   Heritage gardens   Distance from countries capital city177   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The potter Anatolijs Vituskins

The potter embodies traditional pottery skills. He offers candlesticks and two-prong lighting elements, and he uses milk in his work. You can take a tour, purchase products, and take part in the opening of the kiln.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city250   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The “Gulbji” Selonian homestead

This is a typical regional farm with a traditional arrangement of buildings.  You will learn about the everyday work of a farm and have a look at ancient farm tools and equipment.

Programme:

  • Introduction – the story of the Selonian people, traditional songs in the Selonian dialect.
  • Demonstration of tools and work in the threshing barn.
  • Smoke sauna – the story of the process, energising and healing powers, songs.
  • Sudrabavots, the “silver spring” – an energetic place with clear and tasty spring water. Rare plants and birds like wild orchids and the kingfisher can be observed here.
  • A barefoot trail through a garden collection of decorative and medicinal plants.
  • Lunch.
  • Optional: a theatre sketch in the Selonian dialect with the participation of the Gulbji hostess who is an improvisation theatre actress. While watching, visitors can enjoy the Gulbji home-made wine.
Agri 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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The Klapatas ceramics workshop

The craftswomen produce clay dishes, vases, candlesticks, chandeliers, garden ceramics and small objects. Clay dishes with wooden handles are interesting. The women will offer you a tour of their workshop, a chance to see them at work or to try out your own skills at the potter’s wheel, as well as to purchase objects which have already been manufactured.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city146   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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The Suitu Maize bakery

The lady of the house demonstrates and teaches traditions related to the baking of bread and carrot buns.  While the buns are in the oven, she will talk about the Suiti region and offer a look at Suiti folk costumes.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city184   Season5-10   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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The potter Aivars Uspelis and the painter Vesma Uspele

Visitors can watch traditional pottery processes and look at a collection of ancient irons and farm equipment that have been collected from the nearby territory.

Programme:

• Demonstration of making a clay pot on the potter’s wheel.

• Explanation of the firing pit and the firing process.

• Seeing the collection of ceramics and paintings.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city240   Season5-10   Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Bandenieki

Old household where the owners are beekeepers. Upon request, provides an educational programme and visits for schools and events.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city137   Season1-12   Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Voguli ceramics

Visitors can use a potter’s wheel to create a cup, engrave their name and return to pick up the finished product after it has been fired in the kiln. Here you will learn all about the history of pottery. You can buy finished products and enjoy tasty herbal teas.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city250   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers
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The Vilki ceramics workshop

Here you will learn about the traditions of ceramics in Latvia, watch how ceramics are produced and get a chance to try your hand at the process yourself.

Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city155   Season1-12   Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Rokdarbnieku kopa "Paukers"

They work together since 1996. The members are knitting woollen socks, mittens, scarfs, sweaters, embroider sofa cushions, blankets, table cloths, paint on scarfs and ties, weaves blankets, towels, carpets, bookmarks, crochet toys, clothing, blankets as well as creates wickerwork and wooden ware, they demonstrate the baking process of traditional Latvian sklandrauši and tea making. The knitters from the organisation created the traditional mittens for the NATO summit guests in Riga. The visitors can view the different products, learn different crafts, bake sklandrauši and make different tea mixes themselves. They also offer excursions in the renovated Ance’s manor castle.

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The potter Juris Krompans

The workshop offers ceramics products. You can watch the potter at work and try your own hand at the craft. You are also welcome to attend the opening of the kiln.

For children and teenagers   Agri Heritage   Distance from countries capital city250   Season1-12   Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
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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.

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