Organic Herbs Farm Experience

35,00 €  

Our farmer produces biological aromatic herbs in a field of 4 hectares, among several varieties, lemon thyme, lemon verbena, peppermint and common mint.

The dedication and care is constant, ensuring the quality of plants and growth with the best conditions, allowing healthy and balanced crops, without chemicals and additives.

You will arrive at the organic herbs farm and we will introduce you to the farmer. He will tell you the story of the farm. After the presentation, you will walk through the farm to see the herbs, and all the special techniques for harvesting herbs, and learning about all plants benefits. The farmer will teach you how to taste an infusion and explain what makes good herbs - and what makes the bad stuff too. After we go to the drying warehouse to see how do they dry the herbs to the final product. We will end the experience with a visit to the salinas of Rio Maior.

You will end this day with a wealth of knowledge about production techniques, history, and the freshness, intensity, and variety that high-quality herbs can offer.

Location: Rio Maior (45 min from Lisbon)

Duration: 3 hours   Number of people: 2 to 20 PAX

Our experience will include:

  • Arrival at the farm and welcome by the farmer
  • Guided tour of the farm
  • Cutting and harvesting experience
  • Infusion test
  • Visit to the drying warehouse

Extras:

  • Transportation from Lisbon

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NOTE: After booking we will send all the details of the reservation, as well as the location of the farm and the contact of the farmer.

If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send us a message: hello@portugalfarmexperiences.com and we will do our best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.

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About the herbs:

Lemon thyme and lemon verbena
Lemon thyme, is a perennial garden that has been employed since ancient times for medicinal and culinary uses. Thyme has traditionally been associated with courage, with medieval woman giving sprigs of thyme to knights going into battle. It also been used as an herbal remedy for a host of aliments, rich in volatile oils, minerals, beneficial phenols and flavonoids, is a healthy beverage choice.

Lemon verbena, has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and astringent properties. It is particularly beneficial for the digestive system, where it helps with conditions like indigestion, nausea, vomiting, bloating and cramps. It also helps with constipation, diarrhea and colon irritability.

Lemon balm and peppermint
Lemon balm, is considered a calming herb. It was used as far back as the Middle Ages to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite, and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion, including gas and bloating, as well as colic.

Peppermint, is a delicious and refreshing way to boost your overall health in a number of ways due to its ability to improve digestion, reduce pain, eliminate inflammation, relax the body and mind, cure bad breath, aid in weight loss and boost the immune system.

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Organic Herbs Tour

Organic Herbs Tour

Portugal Farm Experiences - Organic Herbs

Portugal Farm Experiences - Organic Herbs

Organic Herbs Tour

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