A family business that goes in its 5th generation, composed of 2 farms, in a total of around 850 Hectares, Quinta do Freixo in the interior and Quinta do Mel by the sea.
Organic Farming and Livestock Cork and Carob Production Production of jams and traditional products Rural Tourism
Respect for the environment and the sustainability of our activity are our values.
A five generation path.
At the beginning of the 20th century António Provisório bought, on the same day, Quinta do Freixo and Quinta do Mel, founding SAIA. The company is in it's fifth generation.
Starting of the livestock of "Campaniça" sheep.
The "Campaniça" breed, typical of the region and characterized by small animals but very well adapted to the hard conditions of the Algarve's Serra, was at the point of extinction when S.A.I.A started with its flock in an extensive regime, contributing, together with other breeders,in a decisive way to preserve this interesting sheep and a sustainable production method.
Starting of Quinta do Mel project
In 2000, using the old buiding from the farm, the project Quinta do Mel started as a point of sales for the company products as well as from other farms in the ALgarve.
Inauguration of the guesthouse at Quinta do Mel
The initial building is recovered, respecting the original arquitechture / materials and converted into Agrotourism Unit, Traditional Products shop and Tea room/ Restaurant.
"Dryland Champions" Award
Em 2013 a SAIA was given by Nações Unidas and by the Portuguese governament the "Dryland Champions" award.