Vottað lífrænt: Tún, haglendi, sauðfé og villtar plöntur
Tegund bús: Sauðfjárbú
Opnunartími: September – júní eftir pöntunum. Einnig aðra tíma eftir samkomulagi.
Við tökum á móti: Hópum, skólafólki og einstaklingum á öllum aldri. Gott vald á ensku og norðurlandamálum.
Leiðsögn: Tekið er á móti gestum og hægt að panta leiðsögn um búið og nágrenni þess. Einnig er hægt að panta fjöruferð.
Aðstaða: Góð aðstaða fyrir alla aldurshópa. Kaffisopi, salerni og hægt að fá sér sæti.
Annað: Hráefnisvinnsla fyrir leirkerasmiði. Kræklingur og söl. Gæta þarf að sjávarföllum.
On the Green Map:
Organic standards promote soil fertility, crop rotation, use of organic fertilisers, biological diversity and animal welfare. Products may only be marketed with reference to organic methods upon verification accredited third-party certification.
Food is grown locally and processed locally. If processed it is either sold locally or domestically. Not neccesarily organic.
Open Farms offer the opportunity to learn about the environment, farm's activities and farm animals.
Innovative local businesses that use natural resources and eco-friendly/self-sustaining methods of production.
Certifications. Labels and Awards:
Organic certification - Tún
The organic certification agency Tún manages the surveillance on organic produce in Iceland. Organic agriculture requires that its’ production is grown without the use of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers in accordance to the European Union’s regulations on organic agriculture. It is illegal within the European Union to label any produce organic unless it fulfills the standards of the Union’s regulations. The certificate does not include the environmental impact of the product itself or its packaging.
Welcome to the country!
Through the Open Farms project, the public is given a chance to visit farms and learn about the various tasks needed to keep a farm going in the rural areas of the country. The Open Farms label is not a certificate as such, but serves to identify the farms involved with the project through a partnership with the Farmers Association of Iceland. They represent a cross section of modern Icelandic agriculture. All the farms have received a veterinary health certificate.
Before a visit is scheduled it is prudent to keep in mind the various conditions at the farms, e.g. toilet facilities, resting places and so on.
Farmers do charge for visits, the amount depending on the nature and extent of the services provided. In almost all cases the farmers can only take cash, and visitors are kindly asked to keep that in mind.
Straight from the farm
Straight from the farm is a project that deals with enabling farmers to sell their own produce straight from the farm. The aim of the project was to develop a mark and supply farmers with the neccesary information to take the first steps to direct-sale of their products. Also to inform the general public and the farmers through the projects website. The founders of the project were; Hólar University College, Living Agriculture, Farmers Travel Services, The Agricultural University of Iceland, The Farmers Association of Iceland and Innovation Centre Iceland.
The organisation ´Straight from the farm - Association of local producers' (Beint frá býli - félag heimavinnsluaðila) was foundet early in the year 2008.