Country Holidays

Grain growers

Active farms and agricultural companies that produce industrial amounts of grains and seeds – summer and winter barley, wheat, rye, grasses, rapeseed and corn.  Please contact the farm in advance for a tour.  Farms offer exchanges of experiences in the sector, tours for students and adults and, in some cases, meals.

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Latvia

The Berzini (Labirinti) farm

The farm grows grains and raps, and organises informational seminars and tours for children and adults. There is a collection of antique tools and dairy processing equipment which can be put to use. An attraction park is available to one and all.

 

For children and teenagers Agriculture Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city50 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Must register in advance
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Latvia

The Osenieki biological farm

This biological farm (Bio 05-049-2008) grows berries such as strawberries and summer and autumn raspberries, as well as vegetables and grains.  Visitors can pick and eat berries and look at the garden.  The owners also breed cattle and have a store at which biological vegetables and fruits from the farm itself and from others can be bought.  During the hay season during the summer visitors can spend the night in bales of hay.

 

Distance from countries capital city90 Active season months4-10 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required Accommodation available Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

Vilcini - 1

The Vilciņi farm is one of the largest and most modern agricultural manufacturing companies in Zemgale, always using environmentally friendly methods.  The farm is in the Krimūni Parish in the heart of the historical region of Zemgale.  It was established in 1991 by the parents of the current owner, Arnis Burmistrs.  Today the farm specialises in grain farming on ~2,200 ha of land.  The farm uses precise agricultural methods to save money and preserve the environment and human health.  It is actively involved in EU-financed projects, has a modern set of agricultural equipment, and has installed a local meteorological facility.  Tours are available.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city75 Active season months1-12 Optional meals Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Lojas

The Lojas farm in the Mazsalaca Administrative District is a mixed-use farm, including grain farming (wheat, barley, rye, rapeseed) and manufacturing of straw granules as litter for animals.  The farm breeds beef cattle.

Distance from countries capital city163 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups Optional meals
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Lithuania

The "Kanapiu" farm

The farm offers educational programmes about the specifics of growing hemp, as well as about hemp products.  During the programme, visitors are treated to products grown at the farm.

Agri Heritage Active season months5-9 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Latvia

Rozlejas

The Rožlejas farm is in the Džūkste Parish of the Tukums Administrative District, where the Eastern Courlandian highlands interact with the Heath lowlands.  The parents of the current owner, Jānis Ukše, began work there in 1989, establishing a natural farm to grow sugar beets and then also wheat.  Thanks to thoughtful farming, Rožlejas has, over the past quarter-century, turned into one of the largest grain farms in Western Latvia.  The owners have taken active part in EU projects to purchase modern equipment and to build hangars for the storage of grain and equipment.  The farm specialises in winter barley and winter wheat, using ~1,200 ha of land for that purpose.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city67 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

Lacisi

The Lācīši farm can be found in the Galgauska Parish to the Southwest of Gulbene.  One of the largest farms in Northeastern Vidzeme, it specialises in grain farming (577 ha), rapeseed farming (295 ha), and various grasses.  It is also a dairy farm with some 100 cows to produce meat and breed calves.  There is an interesting room for meetings and presentations, with large glass windows opening up to the cattle barn.  The farm actively makes use of EU funding.  Contact the farm in advance for tours and exchanges of experiences.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city194 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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Latvia

Lazdini

The Lazdiņi farm is one of the most modern farms in Latvia, located in the Krimūni Parish in the north-western part of the Zemgale lowlands.  The farm focuses on grain farming (~1,100 ha), processing and storage.  Owner Juris Lazdiņš is the chairman of the largest non-governmental organisations in the field of agriculture, and by contacting him in advance, agriculture experts and future experts can go there to exchange experiences.  The farm is surrounded by the typical landscape of the Zemgale lowlands.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city73 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Iesalnieki-1

The Iesalnieki-1 farm is in the Vietalva Parish in the Pļaviņas Administrative District.  It grows rapeseed, barley, wheat and grasses on 180 ha of land.  The farm is run by two brothers who manage more than 800 ha of land in all.

Distance from countries capital city133 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Optional meals Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Jozi

The Joži farm is along the side of the Jaunpils-Viesata road in Jaunpils.  It is one of the largest grain farms in Latvia (winter and summer grains, as well as rapeseed), and it was established in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  Today the farm has 14 grain silos and is reconstructing its grain drying facility.  The farm has some 5,000 ha of land and state-of-the-art farm equipment.  Owners  Gunvaldis and Guna Sproģis have been actively involved in various EU projects and have won various competitions such as the "Sower" competition.

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city60 Active season months3-11 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Optional meals
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Latvia

Zemnieku saimnieciba Kanepites

Z / S "Kaņepītes" is a family company founded in 1992. The farm takes its name from the name of the house given to it in 1924. Organic farm where cereals are grown and processed into food. The production of the products is small, but the technique has an ancient atmosphere, a stone, wooden mill that gives a special taste and aroma to flour and oatmeal. Now the assortment already has 30 different product types.

Local lifestyle Active season months1-12 This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Gusts Apinis

"Gusts Apinis" is located in Vidzeme highlands, Amata region. The company is unique in that it grows non-traditional crops in Latvia: quinoa, amaranth, millet, lentils, etc. Produces flour and pasta (buckwheat, buckwheat-quinoa) from grown products.

Agriculture Active season months5-9 Accepts tourist groups This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts individual travellers
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Latvia

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 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
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Latvia

Dobele Agra S.I.A.

"Dobele Agra S.I.A." ir moderns, nākotnes perspektīvā domājošs lauksaimniecības uzņēmums Latvijā. "Dobele Agra S.I.A.", kas atrodas netālu no Dobeles - Krimūnās, kā viens no lielākajiem aramzemes apstrādātājiem Latvijā pašlaik apstrādā apmēram 5 800 ha lauksaimniecības zemes Dobeles un Jelgavas rajonos. Uzņēmums specializējas graudaugu audzēšanā pārdošanai vietējos un starptautiskajos tirgos, tādējādi gadā tiek saražotas apmēram 20 00 - 25 000 tonnas graudaugu, no kuriem lielākā daļa ir kvieši mieži, rapsis un pākšaugi. Pārsvarā tiek audzētas ziemas šķirnes. 

Distance from countries capital city72
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Latvia

Piladzi

The Pīlādži farm is in the Durbe Parish of the Durbe Administrative District.  It is primarily a grain farm, but also breeds livestock and grows flowers and vegetables.

Distance from countries capital city195 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
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Latvia

Rudeni

The Rudeņi farm is in the southern part of the Zemgale lowlands, to the East of Bērvircava.  Established in 1999, the farm specialises in dairy farming with more than 300 cows and an equal number of calves.  It is also a grain farm, with more than 400 ha of land for winter and summer crops, rapeseed and corn.  Farming waste is used for a modern biogas plant that provides energy for the farm.  The owners actively make use of EU projects, one of which allowed it to build a cattle shed for more than 400 animals and a cow milking carousel. 

For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city79 Active season months1-12 Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Optional meals
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Estonia

Service and management school OLUSTVERE

The barn was built in the second half of the 19th century. The building has a permanent exhibition, where you can see how land management and bread baking took place in the manor. We bake bread if you order in advance

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Latvia

The Tervete agricultural firm

AS Agrofirma Tērvete is the largest multi-sector farming company in Latvia, operating in crop farming, dairy farming, horse breeding, public dining, biogas manufacturing and brewing of beer.  Visitors can tour a brewery and the farm.  The brewery produces popular Tērvete beer and kvass.  Visitors can taste the products and take a small tour of the facilities.  All of the types of beer can be tasted with delicious snacks.  The Tērces farm is a dairy farm with modern technologies and 3,000 dairy cows.  Visitors can tour the facility and have lunch at the company’s dining hall.

Seminars Horseback riding Distance from countries capital city70 Active season months1-12 Optional meals Must register in advance
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Latvia

Kaigari

The Kaigari farm is in the Mežotne Parish of the Bauska Administrative District and specialises in grain farming.  The farm makes active use of EU funding, some of which has been used to buy modern agricultural equipment.  The farm has some 400 ha of land, and the apple orchard offers a very beautiful landscape, including the Lielupe River valley.

Distance from countries capital city70 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Optional meals Accepts tourist groups
Rooms for seminars Facilities  appropriate for childrenPicnick areaSouvenire shop
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Latvia

Z/S "Kotini"

Z/s Kotiņi pamatnodarbošanās ir graudkopība ar specializāciju sēklkopībā. Vieni no lielākajiem sēklas ražotājiem valstī. Apsaimniekojamās zemes platība ir 3000 ha, no kuriem 2200 ha  ir augstu kategoriju sertificētas sēklas lauki. Audzē kviešus, miežus, rapsi, pupas zirņus, auzas un rudzus. No iegūtās ražas ražoj dažādus pārtikas produktus: pērļu grūbas (mazās, vidējās un lielās), lobītas/šķeltas pupas un zirņi, kviešu, miežu, pupu, zirņu milti, nerafinēta rapšu eļļa u.c. produkti. Gandrīz visi Kotiņu produkti ir atzīti ar zaļās karotītes kvalitātes zīmi!

Saimniecībā iespējamas ekskursijas - Kotiņu speciālisti izstāstīs jebkura labības lauka vēsturi, sniegs informāciju par katru saražotās rapšu eļļas pudeli un miltu maisu, parādīs modernās graudu tīrīšana un sēklas ražošanas iekārtas. Redzēsiet jaunāko lauksaimniecības tehniku un augstražīgos sējumus.

Piedāvā produkcijas degustāciju un iepazīstina ar netradicionāliem risinājumiem lauksaimniecībā.

Distance from countries capital city249 Active season months1-12