Reineta Apple Farm Experience
We will pick you up in Lisbon's central square, Praça Marquês de Pombal, near the subway exit. We will drive to the farm, enjoying the beautiful landscapes of Portugal. We'll arrive at the farm and we will introduce you to the farmer. He will tell you the story of the farm. After the presentation, we will walk through the farm to see the apple trees and all the equipment and special techniques for harvesting. This is a true experience, so you will pick your apples (if they are in season). The farmer will teach you how to taste apples, and explain what makes good Reineta apples—and what makes the bad stuff, too. During the degustation on the farm, you will see all the apple jam, sweets, and drinks. You will end this day with a wealth of knowledge about production techniques, history, and the freshness, intensity, and variety that high-quality apples can offer.
If you wish to propose another day or time for the experience, send me a message and I'll do my best to reschedule, or we can include one more experience for all day.
Duration: 4 hours
Number of persons: 2 to 50 people
Our experience will include:
- Arrival to the farm and welcome by the producer
- Production visit
- Workshop of cultivation, pruning and picking of reineta apple
- Harvesting experience (seasonal)
- Tasting of products derived from reineta apple
Transportation from Lisbon :
- 1 un = transportation for: 2 - 4 persons
- 2 un = transportation for: 5 - 8 persons
- 3 un = transportation for: 9 - 16 persons
- 4 un = transportation for: 17 -24 persons
- 5 un = transportation for: 25 - 32 persons
- 6 un = transportation for: 33 - 40 persons
- 7 un = transportation for: 41 - 50 persons
Lunch in the farm with producer
Our producer creates products made exclusively from apple Reineta. This is a handmade production with the best flavor of Sintra. The apple occupies a very special place in Portuguese agriculture. The reineta apple is transformed, as tradition says. The manufacture is completely homemade.
This apple with rough and reddish-brown epidermis contains a pulp, whose sweet taste and with tendency to flour, is yellow in color. The peduncle is short and the shape flattened, rounded but irregular contours. In addition, Apple Reineta is an Apple used in the kitchen as an ingredient in salads, for example.
Applesauce is rich in calcium. Calcium is one of the main nutrients that promote the strength of bones and teeth. The high Calcium content of Reineta apple helps prevent diseases such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Fruit should be a part of regular diet in all age groups.
Another important benefit of Reineta Apple for health is that it helps in the fight against oxygen free radicals that cause diabetes. The Reineta Apple is loaded with soluble fibers, the key to oscillations of blood sugar.Read more