Farming

Our farming activities are divided in 4 areas.

Livestock - Sheep

Livestock - Sheep

The "Campaniça"  sheep, typical of the region, is characterized by small animals but very well adapted to the rough conditions of the Algarve's Inland. Its wool is recognized to be  water-repellent, used to make blankets and fisherman's clothing. Our flock  has about 1100 animals  and the management  is done under certified organic production rules.

Forestry

Forestry

The Quinta's forest areas are mainly occupied by cork oak plantataions  for the production of cork and carob trees for carob production. The forest area is  also used  as pasture  for sheep that thus do bush  control and fire prevention.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and Vegetables

The production of fruit and vegetables is largely intended to be processed into jams and other traditional products in our small transformation  unit. Some of these products are also sent to Quinta do Mel to serve at  the restaurant. All the plants grown are certified as organic farming products.

Pastures and Forages

Pastures and Forages