OUR STORY

You know the mantra, “you only have one life, so live it to the fullest”?

That suddenly clicked after spending 11 years working and living in a way that didn’t feel meaningful. Six months after this realization, we parted with our business and belongings to recreate a life in the Azores that was more aligned with our dreams and aspirations.

João was born and raised in São Miguel and farming ran through his veins since childhood. Gena was born in California to Azorean parents and dreamt about one day doing impactful work in the place that made her happiest – the Azores.

The Farm was born out of this passion and we’ve been able to bring together Joao’s farming experience and Gena’s background in health, development, and environmental sustainability to build a holistically managed farm that takes into consideration the welfare of the animals, the environment, and the local and global community.

Now we feel aligned with our “life purpose” and this fuels us to get up each morning and do the hard work that comes with providing nourishing food for people’s tables. 

FARM TOUR EXPERIENCE

Would you like to milk a cow, taste raw milk and cheese, get immersed in the green of our island, see first-hand what it’s like to be an Azorean farmer, and have a truly authentic non-commercialized experience?

 

Then come and visit our farm! We are a small farm in Achadinha located in the northeastern side of São Miguel in the Azores islands of Portugal. We have 60 cows, heifers, and calves that graze on green pastures all year round and soak up the sunshine. We are happy to tell you why our sustainable production model results in healthy cows and high-quality products.

 

We are open all year around and hope you can visit soon!

DURING A VISIT TO THE FARM YOU CAN

  • Learn to milk a cow
  • Move the cows from pasture to milking barn
  • Help feed the animals
  • Exchange thoughts with us about sustainable farming, food, and life!
  • Pet the calves
  • Enjoy a picnic style tasting of our delicious raw milk, homemade jam, and fresh cheese
  • Reconnect with your farmer and the process involved to get your food from farm to table

PRICES

The tour starts at either 3:30 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. depending on the time of year and typically lasts 2 – 3 hours.

A 15% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm a booking.

REGULAR VISITOR

Price

€50 – Adult (Age 15+)
€27 – Child (Age 7 – 14)
FREE – Infant (Age 0 – 6)

Note: Booking for only 1 paying visitor is €80

 

AZOREAN RESIDENT

Please present your “cartão de cidadão” to receive a discounted resident rate.

Price

€42 – Adult (Age 15+)
€22 – Child (Age 7 – 14)
FREE – Infant (Age 0 – 6)

Note: Booking for only 1 paying visitor is €70

GROUP 

A group must consist of 7 or more paying visitors.

Price

Contact us for discounted rates.

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