Experience Agriculture ~ A Way of Life

Local produce for sale in Shkodër

In most countries electricity, water and heating are a given and available everyday, without us ever thinking about them. In many N. Albanian rural areas, you can meet people who grow 90% of their own food. They grow fresh fruits and vegetables, heat and cook with a wood ovens and their water is sourced from hundred year old wells. Some even dig up to 25m deep wells to create new sources of water. These people are passionate about sustainable farming lifestyles. Our sustainable farming lifestyle tour immerses you in what an agriculture experience looks and feels like. Please join us for a morning tour at our farm. Here you will connect to the earth; our garden, orchard and vineyards and you will share in a very different daily routine.

Many families in rural Albania gather wood from the forest to accompany their daily routines.  In the mountains of Pult for example, wood is burned for warmth, to heat-up the water for a hot shower as well as for cooking. Also craftsman create the parts and accessories they need for tooling; both for gardening and home building. Farmers shovel and pick the ground with these tools to plant seeds of all varieties. Vegetables like beans, tomatoes, potatoes, aborigines, onions, carrots all grow well in Albania. Farmers also plant and harvest tons of fruit trees in this Mediterranean climate. Kiwis, cherries, apples, plumbs, figs, persimmons, grenade apples, pears all bloom into deliciousness over the months of May-August. It is then a challenge after the harvest to preserve these wonderful foods. Many various techniques are used for pickling and storing the bounty of fruits and vegitables. We will show you what we do! It is essential for local farmers to also store jams, preservatives and pickled vegetables for the colder months. Here in Albania many varieties of grapes are grown;  Kallmet, Vernac, Sheshi i bardhe, Havizali and Kabernet as most popular.  My Dad has been making homemade wine for over 40 years.  You will also get the opportunity to see how we make Rakija (grape brandy) as well as the winemaking. Join our morning tour; we will also share with you, how we make cheese from our goats and sheep, view the honeybee hives, and share our harvest bounty. The experience is delightful. We will share with you a ‘farm to table’ lifestyle. It’s a beautiful way of life.

We hope you will join us! Come share in one very important Albanian cultural way of life, farming. Please contact us below.

The price is €25 per person. The Farm Tour begins at 9.30am. At noon and included in the price, please join us as our guests for Lunch (wine is included).

  • Please note: we require 3 people minimum to book our Farm Tour