The farm has been operating since 1991, using exclusively organic methods and directly controlling each stage of the production process. Its philosophy is based on multi-functionality and rural tourism as important opportunities for growth and enhancement of the agricultural sector as they transmit, especially to young people, an image of the figure of the farmer who is attentive to the preservation of traditions and rural culture, but also open to the future through research and the implementation of sustainable agricultural systems that respect the environment.
The farm’s hillside location, on terraced fields with good exposure to the sun, allows for the production of fine single-flower honeys, the cultivation of small fruits and fruit trees, as well as the cultivation of vegetables in open fields or greenhouses, both for direct sale and for the processing of fruit and vegetables into jams and preserves. All products can be purchased from the farm shop (a notice by telephone is recommended).
1. Bees: social organisation and products of the hive (designed for tourists and families)
Through the direct observation with the aid of an educational beehive and a demonstration of the use of working tools, participants will be led to approach the world of bees and discover their secrets. In addition to the visit, it is possible to visit the beekeeping museum in Châtillon.
2. The organic vegetable garden and orchard (designed for schools)
Example of a vegetable growing cycle, with preparation of the soil, sowing and transplanting; recognition of the main fruit trees and their distinctive characteristics.
3. Solar energy and its various uses on the farm
The description and visit to the different areas of the farm will illustrate some topics such as photosynthesis, drying, greenhouse cultivation and the production of electrical energy through photovoltaic solar systems.
Period of activity and intended recipients
The activities are organised from March to October for schools and in summer for families and summer camps.
Min. 10, max. 25 people. It is possible to use equipped outdoor spaces and, in case of bad weather, to use indoor spaces for the activities and to eat your packed lunch.
How to get there
Travelling along A5 motorway, exit at the Châtillon - Saint-Vincent tollgate and take the road S.S. 26 driving for 8 km towards Aosta until the roundabout in Champagne (Verrayes): turn left uphill on the regional road 42 (signposts for Verrayes - Colle San Pantaleone) and ascend for 4 km until you find the car park and a wooden sign for the hamlet of Cherolinaz.